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  1. 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

    Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University Many dairy herds are implementing a beef-dairy crossbreeding ... sex-sorted semen following a simple reproductive program consisting of PGF 2α every 14 days plus heat ... days) accounted for 15% (n = 48) of the calf death losses (Table 2). In dairy cattle, successful ...

  2. 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

    for profitability changes related to culling cows. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy ... Actual, breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, ... protein), see the Table 4. Table 4. Prices of dairy nutrients using the 5-nutrient solution for Ohio dairy ...

  3. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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    Dairy farmers and advisors are encouraged to consult the Ohio State University Extension Dairy Excel 15 ... %2015%20Measures%20of%20Dairy%20Farm%20Competitiveness%20Final%20%281%29.pdf,  Ohio State University Extension Farm ... Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tuscarawas County, Ohio State ...

  4. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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    should be harvested between 40 to 60 days (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows. Harvesting ... Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, The Ohio State University Summer annual ... used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ...

  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

    another set of two-week old calves. Calves were vaccinated twice 14 days apart starting at two weeks of ... Medicine, Ohio State University Extension Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants ... goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ...

  6. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

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    Medicine, The Ohio State University Mastitis is the most common and costly disease affecting dairy cows, ranking ... the difference in terms of consistent lying time (hours/day) is that the best dairy farm provides 2 to ... within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow ...

  7. Creeping Towards Harvest

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    appearance of the milkline), or 40 days after silking (for Ohio). Dry matter yield in tons/acre is maximized ... Haley Zynda, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Wayne County, Ohio State ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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    Science, The Ohio State University The month of August provides a window of opportunity for establishing ... November. Early versus late August plantings dramatically improve the alfalfa's ability to resist the ... legumes should be completed between late July and mid-August in Northern Ohio and between early and late ...

  9. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

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    Extension Educator, Sandusky County, The Ohio State University The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and ... wrapping baleage can often be achieved within 24 hours or less as compared with 3 to 5 days for dry hay. ... “Hay in a day” is possible when making hay crop silage. The forage is mowed first thing in the morning ...

  10. 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

    Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist and Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Crops Field Specialist, Ohio ... State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... 2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ...

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