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  1. Cost of Nutrients and Benchmarks of Profitability for Ohio Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/cost-nutrients-and-benchmarks-profitability-ohio

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, The Ohio State University.  What will be the average US corn yield this year?  Is China buying corn?  Can Brazil compensate for the US acreage reduction in soybeans?  These are just a few among many ques ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Controlling Feed Costs for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/controlling-feed-costs-dairy-cattle

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, and Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, The Ohio State University Feed costs account for the greatest portion of the variable costs of producing milk. The increase in corn prices driven by ethanol ...

  7. Feeding Corn Stover to Ruminants

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/feeding-corn-stover-ruminants

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University With the dry conditions this year in many areas of Ohio, the yield of hay has been reduced and corn silage yields are going to be quite variable based on planting time and geogra ...

  8. Results from Research Supported by the Ohio Dairy Research Fund

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/results-research-supported-ohio-dairy-research-fund

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University The Ohio Dairy Research Fund was developed to support research by voluntary dairy producer contributions. Since 1982, about $731,000 in producer investments have funded research ...

  9. Results of Dairy Skillathon and Dairy Judging Clinics at Ohio State Fair

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/results-dairy-skillathon-and-dairy-judging-clinics

    Mrs. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Program Specialist, The Ohio State Universit y (top of page) With the 2007 Ohio State Fair now in the history books, I am pleased to report that all of our 4-H Dairy events were up in numbers. The 4-Hers, advisors, and exhibitors ...

  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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