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  1. Managing the Work Schedule for Personnel in Large Dairy Herds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/managing-work-schedule-personnel-large-dairy-herds

    continuity and production per worker. There has been much research investigating the length of a work shift ... and the pros and cons of a 12-hour work shift versus the “normal” 8-hour shift. In practice, it really ... productivity output per worker. Research regarding number of hours per shift typically focuses on the ...

  2. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    Occasionally it is nice to catch a break…and breaks have been hard to find in the cow-milking business for ... Program, re-named and re-configured in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The changes you will see in the DMC Program ... until initial adjustments were implemented early in 2018. Two of the biggest changes that will ...

  3. Agronomy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/agronomy

    of Wisconsin: Forage Research and Extension West Virginia University Forage-Livestock Systems ... Forage Information Center Purdue University Forage Information US Dairy Forage Research Center University ...

  4. Dairy Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/dairy-cost-production

    change, the more they stay the same.  Sadly, milking cows in 2018 was like a flashback to 2016.  The ... welfare.  With that in mind, regular review of overall costs is in order.  The more things change… The more ... represents normal wear, tear, and use of these items in the course of business for the year. The biggest ...

  5. Livestock Building Rental Considerations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/livestock-building-rental-considerations

    to actually calculate some building ownership costs and use those figures as a starting point in ... Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Recently, ... a starting point in a rental negotiation. There are additional factors that affect the final rental rate. ...

  6. Foliar Fungicides for Corn Silage: A Benefit or an Expense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/foliar-fungicides-corn-silage-benefit-or-expense

    The Ohio State University Extension 2019 has been a difficult year in much of Ohio might be an ... understatement. We have corn tasseling in one field while right next to it in another field, or even in the same ... field, it is 2 feet tall. Many of the fungal corn disease we battle in Ohio show up late enough in the ...

  7. Management Strategies for Limited Forage Supply on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/management-strategies-limited-forage-supply-dairy

    The Ohio State University With the excessive rainfall in 2019, forage harvests were delayed which ... been provided in the article titled “What can I do to stretch forage supplies at my farm?” (https ... refusals). Sale unprofitable cows, extra heifers, and cows in the dry pen that are not pregnant. The focus ...

  8. Ninety-five Percent Approval Rating for Dairy Housing and Animal Care from Consumers Who Have Been Down on the Farm!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/ninety-five-percent-approval-rating-dairy-housing

    events in three states show that consumers are giving high ratings for animal care and dairy housing. ... and in 2015, both Ohio and Vermont began hosting Breakfast on the Farm events.  Early Michigan events ... show farm tours greatly improve impressions Breakfast on the Farm events were held on 10 dairy farms in ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    These shifts (i.e., feeds moving columns to the left or right) in price are only temporary changes ... St-Pierre at The Ohio State University to price the important nutrients in dairy rations, to estimate ... Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ...

  10. Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/midwest-regional-dairy-challenge

    Midwest Dairy Challenge was hosted by the University of Illinois in Freeport, Illinois and it took place ... Whalin. The students were put in teams with students from other universities. From the participants, ... me forward in my future career. I am very thankful for the support from the event sponsors and ...

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