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  1. 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 ...

  2. Don't Forget Quality Assurance While Preparing for Summer Fairs and Shows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/dont-forget-quality-assurance-while-preparing-summer

    Ms. Laurie Winkelman, Dairy Program Specialist, The Ohio State University With the summer show season in full swing, youth throughout Ohio are washing, clipping, training, and showing dairy projects at many shows and county fairs. With sights set on the p ...

  3. Heat and Colostrum, Friend and Foe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/heat-and-colostrum-friend-and-foe

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Extension Dairy Specialist, OSU Extension Center at Wooster  Hot environmental temperatures, combined with high humidity, can negatively impact colostrum production in first calf heifers. Conversely, heat treatment of colostrum can ...

  4. Management of Dry Cows to Promote Udder Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/management-dry-cows-promote-udder-health

    Dr. William B. Epperson, Extension Dairy Veterinarian, The Ohio State University  Mastitis is generally regarded as the most costly infectious disease on dairy farms. For most farms, the main bacteria causing mastitis have shifted to the environmental bac ...

  5. Homeland Security Steps Up Interior Immigration Enforcement

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/homeland-security-steps-interior-immigration

    Mr. John Wargowsky, Executive Director- Mid American Ag and Hort Services Mid American Ag and Hort Services (MAAHS) is highlighting recent announcements and actions by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS unveiled a comprehensive immigration ...

  6. American Dairy Association and Dairy Council Mid East (materials available)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/american-dairy-association-and-dairy-council-mid-east

    Ms. Kim Haines, Communications Manager, ADADC Mid East The American Dairy Association & Dairy Council (ADADC) Mid East is the local dairy farmer-funded promotion organization responsible for increasing demand for milk and dairy products. We work close ...

  7. Awards to Animal Sciences Personnel During the Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/awards-animal-sciences-personnel-during-annual

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University The Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association was held July 9-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Awards received by OSU personnel included: 1) Dr. Normand St-Pierre was ...

  8. Cyclical U.S. Milk Production and Price in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-5/cyclical-us-milk-production-and-price-dairy-industry

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, The Ohio State University, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen Now that we have passed the nadir of the summer heat, we are entering a period when milk production and component levels rebound ...

  9. Impact of Human-Animal Interactions on Farm Animal Behavior, Welfare, and Productivity

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-5/impact-human-animal-interactions-farm-animal-behavior

    Dr. Naomi Botheras, Animal Welfare Extension Specialist, The Ohio State University  Extensive research in a number of livestock industries around the world has identified the impact of the interactions between stockpeople (animal handlers) and farm animal ...

  10. More Milk- Good for Me? Good for Our Industry?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-5/more-milk-good-me-good-our-industry

    Dr. Mark Armfelt, DVM, DABVP, Technical Service Representative, Monsanto Dairy Business  "Doc, if I implement your suggestion, I will put more milk on the market and that will lower milk price. What good does that do me?" This is a question I ha ...

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