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  1. Ohio Dairy Challenge, November 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/ohio-dairy-challenge-november-2019

    provides the opportunity for students at Ohio State University to experience the process of evaluating ... is held in a contest format for undergraduate students whereby they are grouped into teams of three ... farm selected for the contest this year was the Mills Dairy Farm in Hayesville, OH owned by Greg and ...

  2. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    analysis program for the first time.  In all, 20 farms, 19 conventionally and one organically managed, ... consecutive year of sustained low prices, the average net return for the 19 conventional dairy farms that ... completed an analysis for 2018 was a loss of $155 per cow.  The good news is that the high 25% averaged ...

  3. Milk Quality Workshop on December 6, 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-quality-workshop-december-6-2019

    on Friday, December 6, 2019.  For more information, please click on this Milk Quality Workshop link. ...

  4. Peace Corps

    https://ipa.osu.edu/peace-corps

    to explore what Peace Corps life is like and what opportunities might be a good match for you.  Feel ... Peace Corps service as a TEFL teacher in Benin, when all schools were shut down for over a month due to ... including my latrine cover & moped helmet).  Discipline, creativity and resilience for the good of the ...

  5. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    producers start using jackets once pen temperature averages less than 50⁰F for newborn calves up to 3 weeks ... faster. For each 1 degree drop in temperature below the lower critical temperature, a calf needs a 1% ... a third feeding. While 8 hours apart is ideal for three feedings, the most important part is to make ...

  6. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/feeding-high-ash-forages

    within the plant (for example, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper) and soil contamination that ... concentrations of potassium reduce magnesium absorption and increase the risk for grass tetany. Additional ... should be fed (within FDA regulations for Se) and high bioavailability sources should be used. More ...

  7. Forage Harvesting Information

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-4/forage-harvesting-information

    (https://dairy.osu.edu/resource/feed/immature%20corn%20silage.pdf) Nitrates in Dairy Rations (http://ohioline.osu.edu/as-fact/0003.html) Pricing Standing Corn Silage ... (https://dairy.osu.edu/resource/feed/Pricing%20silage%202002%20Final.pdf) Pricing Soybeans for Silage ... (https://dairy.osu.edu/resource/feed/Pricing%20Standing%20Soybeans%20for%20Silage-Revised.pdf) Valuing Corn Silage- How much is it worth? ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for July and August were at $16.13 and $17.37/cwt, ... respectively. The Class III component price for July closed about $1.40/cwt higher at $17.55/cwt and was similar ... in August at $17.60/cwt. The Class III future for September is similar to July and August component ...

  9. NEW RELEASE: 15 Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/new-release-15-measures-dairy-farm-competitiveness

    Competitiveness in 1997. The publication was revised in 2008 to mostly update some of the benchmarks for the ... and milk prices create many challenges for dairy farm families, thus management of key financial ... measures is a must for survival. During the past 22 years, the average number of cows in the US has ...

  10. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    perennial stands. Meanwhile, what options can we consider for growing forage this year? We are well past the ... is still the top choice for an annual forage in terms of overall greatest dry matter (DM) yield and ... yields are likely to be higher. However, corn silage won’t be an option for every situation, especially ...

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