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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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) ...

  4. Are You Playing Blackjack With Your Milk Price?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/are-you-playing-blackjack-your-milk-price

    We all have played the card game Blackjack at one time or another. In this card game, we are dealt two cards, one face up and the other face down. The dealer also gets two cards, one face up and the other face down. The object is to get a score on our car ...

  5. How to Adjust a POSILAC® Supplementation Program to a Temporarily Limited Supply of POSILAC

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/how-adjust-posilac%C2%AE-supplementation-program

    Dr. Mark Armfelt, DVM, DABVP; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University; Technical Service Representative, Monsanto Dairy Business (top of page) There is currently a limited supply of POSILAC ® (a registered trad ...

  6. Evaluating Forage Stands After the Winter Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/evaluating-forage-stands-after-winter-season

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University As winter releases its grip, forage crops initiate new spring growth. April is a good time to walk hay fields and pastures to assess stand density and plant vigor. I don't expect any major probl ...

  7. Economics of Dairy Production in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/economics-dairy-production-ohio

    Dr. Don Breece, Farm Management Specialist, OSU Extension Analysis of dairy enterprises found in the Ohio Farm Business Summary 1 reveals feed cost as the number one reason for the difference in profitability of Ohio dairy farms. In the past seven years, ...

  8. Viable Alternatives for Animal Protein Feeds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/viable-alternatives-animal-protein-feeds

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge and Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialists, Ohio State University In an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE; Mad Cow Disease) and to lower the associated human health risks, the Food and ...

  9. Tips for Spring Application of Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tips-spring-application-manure

    Mr. James J. Hoorman, Water Quality Extension Agent, Hardin County Extension Spring applications of manure can cause livestock producer's problems with the preferential flow of manure to tile lines. If not addressed by proper manure management, prefe ...

  10. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tri-state-dairy-nutrition-conference

    Ms. Amanda Hargett, State Dairy Extension Associate, Ohio State University (top of page) The 13th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference (TSDNC) will be held April 27 & 28, 2004 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN. The objective of the Co ...

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