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  1. Estimating Alfalfa Neutral Detergent Fiber in the Field

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/estimating-alfalfa-neutral-detergent-fiber-field

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University  First harvest of alfalfa is fast approaching. Timely cutting is critical for obtaining high quality forage. For lactating dairy cows, the optimal range for neutral detergent fiber (NDF) of alfalfa i ...

  2. Environmental Rules- Are you in compliance?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/environmental-rules-are-you-compliance

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  The Federal Environmental Protection Agency released the new revisions to the Clean Water Act for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) on December 16, 2002. The staff in the Livestoc ...

  3. For the Birds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/birds

    Ms. Dianne Shoemaker, District Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  Not once have I ever heard a dairy farmer complain that they just can't seem to attract birds as well as the neighbors. Doesn't matter whether the culprits are starlings, cr ...

  4. Heat Stress- Where Do You Start?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/heat-stress-where-do-you-start

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  In an average year, heat stress costs $19.0 to $33.5 million to Ohio's dairy industry, or $70 to $125/cow/year. That's a lot of money being left on the table, especially in these ti ...

  5. What are LEAP and OFAER?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/what-are-leap-and-ofaer

    Mr. Dave White, Executive Director, Ohio Livestock Coalition Livestock Environmental Assurance Program To help Ohio's livestock and poultry producers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental quality, the Ohio Livestock Coali ...

  6. Cost of Nutrients in Feedstuffs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/cost-nutrients-feedstuffs

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University The summer season always brings opportunities for reducing feed costs if one is attentive enough to the changes occurring in the markets. The supply of some high-fiber byproducts increases not ...

  7. Delay Placing Fly Control Ear Tags

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/delay-placing-fly-control-ear-tags

    Dr. William Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian, Ohio State University Did you realize that cattle raisers during the Civil War didn't have to worry about the horn fly, and my grandfather didn't have to worry about the face fly? Both pests were intro ...

  8. Feeding Lower Quality Hay Crop Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/feeding-lower-quality-hay-crop-forages

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University This year's rainy spring had negative effects on the quality of first cutting hay crop forages. Rain either delayed cutting, caused substantial weather damage to mowed crops that could not be re ...

  9. Nutrition of Jersey Cows- Little Holstein Cows or a Breed Apart?,

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/nutrition-jersey-cows-little-holstein-cows-or-breed

    Dr. Chris Reynolds, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University The Jersey breed has a passionate following, and there is ample evidence that this is justified. Surveys and research have indicated that when compared with Holstein cows, Jersey cow ...

  10. Environmental Rules for Animal Agriculture- Who Are You Going to Call?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/environmental-rules-animal-agriculture-who-are-you

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  There was a cartoon a few years ago, the "Ghostbusters". The central focus was that evil ghosts prowled upon people and capturing the ghosts required the special skills of the " ...

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