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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    https://farmprofitability.osu.edu/. Sources: USDA Economic Research Service Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, July 2021 ... released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook ... costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ...

  2. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    later in the evening with the contest judges to discuss observations on the farm. A farm in central Ohio ... place among the teams in their judging panel. Paul graduated this semester and is seeking employment in ... Wenner. Ohio State University Team, 2021 NAIDC Virtual Contest, received a First Place (Left to Right): ...

  3. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    haylage helps us preserve good quality forage in those short rain-free windows. A second option is to use ... cutting hay, and with good reason because hay does not dry in the rain! Cutting hay is certainly a gamble ... but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ...

  4. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-alert-late-season-potential-forage-toxicities.   Reference: Kilcer, T.F., Q.M. Ketterings, J.H. Cherney, P. Cerosaletti, and P. Barney. 2005. ... different classes of livestock based on the fiber quality of the forage. For lactating cows using these ... planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer cow diets could utilize this forage harvested at about 60 days (50 ...

  5. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... method to prevent infections in livestock. There are a few commercially available vaccines for Johne’s ... disease worldwide (e.g., Gudair, Silirium); however, in the US, Mycopar ® was the only USDA-licensed ...

  6. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  7. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    across the state. Understanding current practices and limitations to forage fertility will guide us in ... Survey Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JcgVRSdXM16pmK Results from this survey, in ... have any questions regarding the survey, contact Garth Ruff at ruff.72@osu.edu. ...

  8. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    concern nowadays about the misuse of antibiotics in livestock, it is recommended to treat cases of ... within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow ... significantly increases the risk for environmental mastitis and lower milk quality.      Think about cow comfort ...

  9. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    heifers had an overall 60% CR with 42% 21-day PR. The owners and their advising team requested an ... semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ... is important to note that about 60% of all multiparous cows were bred following observation of ...

  10. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    prepare a firm seedbed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil ... clovers is available at  http://go.osu.edu/herbrotationintervals.  Forage grasses are not included in that ... Agronomy Guide for specific guidelines (see http://go.osu.edu/forage-seeding-dates).   Planter calibration: ...

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