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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-8-issue-3/cost-nutrients-and-benchmarks-profitability-ohio

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, The Ohio State University.  Here are a few things that we know. The price of milk is dropping. It always rains as soon as you start the first cut of hay. Feed prices keep changing. All of these events cr ...

  2. Tail Docking of Dairy Cattle: Is it beneficial or a welfare issue?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/tail-docking-dairy-cattle-it-beneficial-or-welfare

    Dr. Naomi Botheras, Animal Welfare Program Specialist, The Ohio State University  Tail docking of dairy cattle has become common in the United States. Farmers suggest that the practice of tail docking reduces the transmission of diseases carried by cows, ...

  3. Harvesting Hay Crop Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/harvesting-hay-crop-silage

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, The Ohio State University  In Ohio, the first cutting of alfalfa and cool season grasses usually makes up about 45% of the total annual yield. Therefore, the quality of first cutting will affect your cows for a ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-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. Much research is needed to address today's complex issues relative ...

  5. New Diagnostic Testing for Johne's Disease in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/new-diagnostic-testing-johnes-disease-ohio

    Dr. Bill Shulaw, Extension Beef and Sheep Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Since the middle of last summer, a new diagnostic process for Johne's disease fecal cultures has been in place at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the Ohio D ...

  6. 2006 Inductions to Dairy Science Hall of Service

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/2006-inductions-dairy-science-hall-service

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University  The Dairy Science Hall of Service was initiated in 1952 to recognize worthy men and women who have made a substantial and noteworthy contribution toward the improvement of the d ...

  7. 2006 National Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/2006-national-dairy-challenge

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University  The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (http://www.dairychallenge.org) is a national contest created to inspire students and enhance university programs nationwide. ...

  8. 2006 Ohio 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/2006-ohio-4-h-dairy-quiz-bowl

    Ms. Laurie Winkelman, Dairy Program Specialist, The Ohio State University The 29th annual Ohio 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition was held on Saturday, May 20. Both junior and senior competitors started the day by taking a written exam to determine seeds for ...

  9. Milk Prices May Firm as the Summer Heats Up and U.S. Milk Production Cools Off

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/milk-prices-may-firm-summer-heats-and-us-milk

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, The Ohio State University, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen As we enter the second half of the HOT- HOT- HOT 2006 summer, it is time to take stock of where we are milk price-wise and where ...

  10. Effects of Overstocking on Cow Behavior, Welfare, and Productivity

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/effects-overstocking-cow-behavior-welfare-and

    Dr. Naomi Botheras, Animal Welfare Program Specialist, The Ohio State University  Due to costs associated with the construction and maintenance of free stall barns, dairy farmers may limit the number of feeding and/or resting places available for cows to ...

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