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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for January and February were at $19.91 and ... $17.01/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for January closed nearly $3/cwt lower at $17.05/cwt ... and was only slightly lower in February at $17.00/cwt. The Class III future for March is slightly ...

  2. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing ... to improve communication and expectations about how a specific task should be accomplished. Good ... some of your employees, can you have the protocol written in their native language? An article I read ...

  3. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    on the dairy product side. On Friday, March 27, prices for all market classes fell for dairy products ... develop, we often are unable to measure the impact until after the event due to the uncertainty of the ... ingredient prices, a careful look at rations with your nutritionist is necessary and then monitor income over ...

  4. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The ... activities. Begin your planning by mentally walking through what you will do the day you plant. It might even ... help jog your thoughts to actually physically “walk through” those activities. List every single ...

  5. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in ... will be creating problems when your livestock are experiencing heat stress. Ventilation systems often ... your cows cool and saving energy. Lack of cleaning can reduce a fan efficiency by as much as 40%. This ...

  6. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County; Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, Extension Dairy ... be a good time to review the visitation requirements you have on your farm. To keep you and your ... service providers safe, be sure to follow all their company requests and keep your distance when they come ...

  7. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    of DM. In dry cows, increasing MP intake from 800 to 1,100 g/day did not improve intake or milk ... allow feeding late gestation heifers and dry cows separately, income over feed costs could be improved ...

  8. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... equation with ROM and starch improves the accuracy of predicting NEL, especially for feeds that are not ...

  9. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    preparing for planting along with the following 10 steps will help improve your chances for successful ...

  10. Determining Forage Moisture Content

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    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford ... County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an ... from $180 to $300 or more. Sensors on your baler or harvesting equipment may add $275 to $400 to the ...

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