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  1. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    program SESAME™ developed by Dr. St-Pierre at The Ohio State University. The resulting analysis can be ... dairy farms, September 22, 2019. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio ... on September 22, 2019 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 27 feed commodities are ...

  2. Foliar Fungicides for Corn Silage: A Benefit or an Expense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/foliar-fungicides-corn-silage-benefit-or-expense

    increase in lignification of the fiber, which results in decreased NDF digestibility. The other challenge ... lower mycotoxin concentrations (treated with fungicide) resulted in increased energy corrected milk and ... potential for disease development, especially of diseases that do not over winter locally. References Smith, ...

  3. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    future, and the resulting drop in supply should also help the Class III price surpass $18/cwt.             ... University. The resulting analysis can then be used to appraise important nutrients in dairy rations, estimate ... Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on July 29, 2019 are presented in Table ...

  4. Management Strategies for Limited Forage Supply on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/management-strategies-limited-forage-supply-dairy

    reduced supply of high quality of forage, excessive heaving during the winter devastated many alfalfa ...

  5. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    spring triticale, spring barley, and Italian ryegrass planted in early spring and harvested at the proper ... stage of maturity this summer (Table 1). Oats are commonly grown in Ohio and are better than barley ... adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ...

  6. 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 ...

  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

    stands, resulting in substantial winter kill. Numerous stands across the State were completely destroyed. ... State University The numerous freeze-thaw cycles and wet ground last winter were very hard on alfalfa ... late August). The resulting silage from BMR sorghum is almost as good as regular corn silage (although ...

  8. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    across Ohio this past winter, and the wet spring has further deteriorated the few stands that initially ... appeared they might recover from winter damage. It is now too risky to try to establish new perennial ... time when cool-season species like oats, triticale, Italian ryegrass, and spring barley can be planted. ...

  9. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    application and the results are used in calculating the field application rate. In practice, this is ... main disadvantage of this time period is that the results are not available to guide the present ... analysis results can serve to guide future applications. Annual manure sampling across manure types will ...

  10. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University The winter of 2019 has been ... throughout the fall and winter periods. Add all of this together and there is the potential for some ... significant winter injury. Forage growers should plan to spend time assessing winter damage and evaluating the ...

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