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  1. Using Manure with Growing Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/using-manure-growing-crops

    Mr. Glen Arnold, Extension Agriculture Educator, Putnam County Applying animal manure to a growing crop can add an additional window of time rarely utilized for manure application. Also, applying animal manure to a growing crop allows the farmer to captur ...

  2. Dairy Policy and Market Watch

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-1/dairy-policy-and-market-watch

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, The Ohio State University, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen I have just returned from sunny Orlando, Florida, where I attended the 2007 Dairy Forum. Dairy Forum 2007, sponsored by the Inter ...

  3. Free Stall Bedding Options: Important considerations from the cow's perspective

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-1/free-stall-bedding-options-important-considerations

    Dr. Naomi Botheras, Animal Welfare Program Specialist, The Ohio State University (top of page) Most dairy cows are now housed indoors for most, if not all, of their lives. Very few cows are moved to pasture or dirt lots during the dry period or when weath ...

  4. Selecting Corn Hybrids for Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-1/selecting-corn-hybrids-silage

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, The Ohio State University (top of page) The ideal silage hybrid is the one that maximizes profitability under a specific set of conditions (i.e., your farm). A multitude of factors influence profitability, but f ...

  5. Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/drought-stressed-corn-silage

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, The Ohio State University  The dry conditions in many parts of the State have greatly reduced hay and haycrop silage yields, which has reduced forage inventory on many dairy farms. In addition, corn plants are b ...

  6. Chopping Soybeans for Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/chopping-soybeans-silage

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, The Ohio State University  Because of dry conditions, soybeans may not mature adequately to justify harvesting the crop as beans. An alternative is to chop the entire plant and make silage out of it. If harveste ...

  7. Testing for Nitrates

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/testing-nitrates

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge and Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Specialists, The Ohio State University With the dry conditions in many areas in Ohio, crop growth has been severely affected and producers are considering using grain corn for forage. With the dry conditions ...

  8. Planting Small Grains in Late Summer for Supplemental Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/planting-small-grains-late-summer-supplemental-forage

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Forage yields have been reduced this year due to the late spring frost and dry weather since May. Supplemental forage can be produced yet this year by planting small grain species on land coming ...

  9. Bonnie Ayars Hired as Dairy Program Specialist

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/bonnie-ayars-hired-dairy-program-specialist

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University  Bonnie Ayars started on Monday, June 4 in the Dairy Program Specialist position in the Department of Animal Sciences (position formerly held by Laurie Winkleman). Her responsibilities inc ...

  10. Dairy Policy and Market Watch

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/dairy-policy-and-market-watch

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, The Ohio State University   No group watches the dairy markets more closely than the good folks at the USDA Dairy Market News.  Here is a synopsis of what they have to say about the current conditions in the ...

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