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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Johne's Disease Testing Options: What has Changed?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/johnes-disease-testing-options-what-has-changed

    Dr. William P. Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian, The Ohio State University  Producers in Ohio have enjoyed a very high level of support for Johne's disease testing for many years.  Although warning signs that this could change have been visible for the ...

  8. Grain Marketing for Buyers

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/grain-marketing-buyers

    Dr. Matthew Roberts, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University Corn yield is currently forecast at 152.8 bu/ac nationwide. This is somewhat higher than the midpoint of estimates leading up to the report, and it has c ...

  9. Guidelines for Feeding Low Forage Diets to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/guidelines-feeding-low-forage-diets-dairy-cows

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University  Variation in forage quality, limited supply of forage, high prices for forage, and attempts to maximize milk yield are factors for why low forage diets are often fed to lactating cows. Ce ...

  10. Changes in Iodine Availability for Dipping Calf Navels at Birth

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/changes-iodine-availability-dipping-calf-navels-birth

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Extension Dairy Specialist, OSU Extension Center at Wooster (top of page) Completing one of the critical steps in newborn calf care will now take a little more planning.  Having a constant supply of 7% tincture of iodine on the farm ...

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