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  1. Last Alfalfa Cutting and Risk Management

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/last-alfalfa-cutting-and-risk-management

    carbohydrate reserves that keep the plant alive over the winter, provide sugars to keep the plant from ... stand, cutting schedule/frequency, fertility, soil drainage and winter weather.  A vigorous, healthy ... levels of winter hardiness will be more tolerant of a fall cutting.  Adequate fertility, especially soil ...

  2. Early Season Pest Scouting in Corn and Soybeans

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/early-season-pest-scouting-corn-and-soybeans

    fields had excellent growth of chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle.  These winter annual weeds, ...

  3. Cold Weather Dairy Calf Care

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/cold-weather-dairy-calf-care

    Cold winter weather presents some additional challenges to keeping dairy calves healthy, ... winter months in closed structures.  The goal is to provide adequate air turnover to prevent ammonia ... accumulation while avoiding any direct drafts on the calf.  A general recommendation for winter weather is four ...

  4. Don't Forget About Livestock Water Needs in Winter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/dont-forget-about-livestock-water-needs-winter

    Although livestock may drink less water in the winter, clean, good quality water is still a basic ... need.  Ted Wiseman, Extension Educator in Perry County, recently wrote an excellent article about winter ... four volts is enough to decrease water intake. Tank heaters are a winter option, but be sure to keep ...

  5. Winter Weather Affects Nutritional Requirements

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-weather-affects-nutritional-requirements

    Although weather has been mild through December, at some point true winter weather is going to get ... here. Winter weather has an impact on livestock nutritional requirements, especially livestock that ... winter outside.  In a recent OSU Extension beef cattle newsletter, John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef ...

  6. August Perennial Forage Establishment

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/august-perennial-forage-establishment

    stage of development before the onset of winter.  If the fall is warm and extended, similar to what we ... disease develops during the winter, and seedlings literally "melt away" in winter and early ... After the alfalfa is up and growing, control late summer and fall emerging winter annual broadleaf ...

  7. Monitor Beef Cattle Body Condition

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/monitor-beef-cattle-body-condition

    This has been a challenging winter for any type of livestock operation.  We have had snowfall, ... experienced have made this a tough winter for beef cattle in outdoor environments.  Managers need to be ...

  8. Stockpiling Pasture for Late Season Grazing

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/stockpiling-pasture-late-season-grazing

    want to extend the grazing season into late fall and/or winter.  To stockpile forage, take a last ... grass to stockpile, especially for late winter grazing, because it holds its forage quality value better ... that they are grazed off by early winter. Variables that influence the success of stockpiling are ...

  9. Eastern Ohio Grazing Council Winter Meeting

    https://jefferson.osu.edu/events/eastern-ohio-grazing-council-winter-meeting

    This is a great event for those interested in livestock production and grazing practices. Winter ...

  10. Utilizing Lower Quality Forages in the Dairy Ration

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/utilizing-lower-quality-forages-dairy-ration

    intended for high quality late spring forages also suffered some winter damage.  Those stands are thinner ...

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