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  1. Sun Safety

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/sun-safety-0

    UV rays and damage skin. Sunburns can happen on a cloudy or overcast day and in the middle of winter ...

  2. Winter Feeding Guidelines for Sheep and Goats

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-feeding-guidelines-sheep-and-goats

    have limited access to an indoor barn or shed.  Both sheep and goats are capable of adjusting to winter ... hair sheep.  In fact, these animals most often prefer to be outside on a winter day, even if they have ... requirements balanced to the production stage.  The energy content of the ration must increase when winter ...

  3. Beef School Webinar

    https://wayne.osu.edu/events/beef-school-webinar

    webinar will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The theme of the webinar is “Winter Management of the Cow Herd ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    Wheat fields are thin and straw is hard to find this year. Straw price went sky high last winter and ... a great bedding source but also removes coverage that helps prevent winter soil erosion. One option for ... erosion. Even if it is oats that does not over winter, the cover helps avoid erosion. On average, one ton ...

  6. Winter Feeding of Beef Cows

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-feeding-beef-cows

    Recently, Steve Boyles, OSU Extension beef specialist wrote an extensive article on winter ... http://u.osu.edu/beef/2019/01/30/winter-feeding-beef-cows/#more-6357. “The period from approximately 60 to 90 days prior to calving affects the calf subsequent ... weather stress. The general rule of thumb is to increase winter ration energy 1 percent for each degree ...

  7. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    State University The numerous freeze-thaw cycles and wet ground last winter were very hard on alfalfa ... stands, resulting in substantial winter kill. Numerous stands across the State were completely destroyed. ...

  8. Dairy Teat Health and Management During the Winter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/dairy-teat-health-and-management-during-winter

    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 ...

  9. Forage Stockpiling

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/forage-stockpiling

    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 ...

  10. Prevent Winter Slips and Falls

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/prevent-winter-slips-and-falls

    Winter brings icy conditions to the farm, with an increased risk for slips and falls resulting in ... injury.  Recently the OSU Extension Ag Safety program released the following tips to help prevent winter ...

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