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  1. Alfalfa Last Harvest Management

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/alfalfa-last-harvest-management

    The decision of when to take the last harvest of alfalfa to insure good winter survival and yield ... the highest probability of promoting alfalfa stand winter survival and vigorous green up and growth ... provide good winter survival and yield potential for the following year.  With regard to taking a late, no ...

  2. Monitor Beef Cattle Body Condition

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    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 ...

  3. Forage Stockpiling

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    fall and winter grazing.  Stockpiling allows the grass plant to build up necessary storage ... actually hold up through late winter and even into early spring.  Orchardgrass can also be stockpiled but ... is best used in the late fall through early winter period.  Typically, if the goal is to maximize ...

  4. Fall Management Practices for Wheat

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    reduces fall wheat growth resulting in reduced winter hardiness.  If planting is delayed until the third ... foot of row). 4.) Planting depth is critical for tiller development and winter survival.  Plant seed ... ground.  Shallow planting is the main cause of low tiller numbers and poor over-winter survival due to ...

  5. Dairy Teat Health and Management During the Winter

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    Although we have had some mild temperatures recently winter and its colder temperatures is on our ... doorstep.  For the lactating dairy cow, the biggest challenge to winter weather is teat health.  While the ... healthy during the winter months. Generally, teat skin damage, chapped teats and an increased number of ...

  6. Cold Weather Dairy Calf Care

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    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 ...

  7. Control Some Toxic Pasture and Hay Field Weeds Now

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    been discarded to avoid potential livestock poisonings.  Cressleaf groundsel is a winter annual and ...

  8. Control Some Toxic Pasture and Hay Field Weeds Now

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/control-some-toxic-pasture-and-hay-field-weeds-now

    been discarded to avoid potential livestock poisonings.  Cressleaf groundsel is a winter annual and ...

  9. Seeding and Mulching Recommendations for Pipeline Easements

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    cereal grains such as winter cereal rye, winter wheat, barley, triticale and oats.  Other common species ... such as red clover, yellow sweet clover, crimson clover, hairy vetch and winter peas.  The limiting ... the most limitations.  Oats should be planted by September 20. Unlike other winter cereal grains, oats ...

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

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    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 ...

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