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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-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University Milk Prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for March and April were at $16.23 and ... (i.e., decreased in value) are green. These shifts (i.e., feeds moving columns to the left or right) in ... $16.25/cwt but was more than $3/cwt lower in April at $13.07/cwt. The Class III future for May is lower than ...

  2. 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

    Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Extension Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on ... mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001, can help us through the current pandemic. Looking back at ... their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ...

  3. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

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    Among other changes are the shifts in components prices, mainly the focus on fat and protein, as ... yet arise. With the current changes in the price for milk components and the changes in feed ... The Ohio State University Spring is underway, and thus, we expect it to be windy. However, the ...

  4. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

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    University of Maryland, for every 100 unit increase in DCAD (mEq/kg), milk fat yield is expected to increase ... State University The cost of mineral and vitamin supplementation is low compared to the cost of ... scrutinized closely in periods of low milk prices. Calcium and salt are so inexpensive they should be fed in ...

  5. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2019)

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    The Ohio State University It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of ... farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices ... program are provided in Table 1. Not all herds on DHI are included in the table below because of the ...

  6. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

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    there been some type of change in the farm or farm operation that requires the protocol to be changed or ... Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing ... regarding the task. In this time of dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, protocols are ...

  7. 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 ... have moved to the left (i.e., decreased in value) are green. These shifts (i.e., feeds moving columns ... to the left or right) in price are only temporary changes relative to other feedstuffs within the ...

  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

    State University, Wooster The equation used by many feed testing labs to estimate net energy for ... lactation (NEL) values is based on equations developed at OARDC in 1984 and 1992. Minor adjustments have ... been made since then, but our lab is in the process of making a major update to the equation. Because ...

  9. Determining Forage Moisture Content

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    3 minutes. Remove the plate and sample, weigh it and record the weight.  Change the water in the cup. Replace the ... content, run the microwave in shorter time intervals and change water as necessary to avoid igniting the ... County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an ...

  10. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

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    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in ... your logbook so that you can find changes in fan performance. Lower air velocity is often caused by ... Heavy cleaners and a pressure washer work well to remove dirt from the fans. Dirty fans in need of ...

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