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  1. On-Farm Assessment & Environmental Review (OFAER) Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/farm-assessment-environmental-review-ofaer-program

    Mr. David White, Ohio Livestock Coalition and Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, Ohio State University The goals of the pro-active OFAER program are to promote environmental stewardship, minimize livestock impact on watersheds, improve the ...

  2. The 2003 Tax Legislation- How much will it affect your dairy business and your family?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/2003-tax-legislation-how-much-will-it-affect-your

    Mr. David Miller, Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension  The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 contains provisions for reducing capital gains rates, reducing the rates for taxation of dividends, widening the 10% t ...

  3. Robotic Milking: Are we there yet?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/robotic-milking-are-we-there-yet

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, Ohio State University Imagine this: you get up in the morning and the cows are already milked. In fact, the cows milked themselves and they routinely do this three times a day. You no longer have to deal ...

  4. 2003 Dairy Farm Price and Marketing Management Practices Survey- Your help is needed!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/2003-dairy-farm-price-and-marketing-management

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Specialist and Mr. David Miller, Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension Please be on the lookout for this survey that will arrive in the mailboxes of most Ohio Grade A milk producers in late December. Many ...

  5. Timing Your FY-2004 Milk Income Loss Contract Payments: What you need to know!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-1/timing-your-fy-2004-milk-income-loss-contract

    Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen We are now fully four months into the fiscal year 2004 Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program payments. For the first three of these months, milk prices were high enough to send the MILC payment rate i ...

  6. Milking Machines and Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/milking-machines-and-milk-quality

    Dr. Kent Hoblet, Chair and Dairy Extension Veterinarian, Ohio State University Machine milking involves a complex physical interaction between mechanical equipment and living tissue. Moreover, this activity occurs two or three times daily for 300 or more ...

  7. Fast Changing Feed Markets Bring Opportunities

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/fast-changing-feed-markets-bring-opportunities

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, Ohio State University The abrupt swing in the protein market, compounded with the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in Washington, has brought substantial changes in commodity prices. In these ...

  8. Using Nutrient Cost to Benchmark Your Nutrition Costs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/using-nutrient-cost-benchmark-your-nutrition-costs

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, The Ohio State University In my regular column, I have explained how we can extract the implicit cost of nutrients from market prices of feedstuffs. In our software, SESAME, we apply this method to compa ...

  9. Managing Feed Costs for Lactating Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/managing-feed-costs-lactating-cows

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, Ohio State University (top of page) Feed costs account for the single highest portion of the variable costs of producing milk. Feed costs usually range from $0.06 to 0.08/lb of dietary dry matter (DM). Th ...

  10. New Environmental Resources

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/new-environmental-resources

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University (top of page) The Ohio Livestock Coalition and associated partners have recently released two publications that can be very helpful to dairy producers and they can be printed from the web: 1) ...

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