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  1. Ninety-five Percent Approval Rating for Dairy Housing and Animal Care from Consumers Who Have Been Down on the Farm!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/ninety-five-percent-approval-rating-dairy-housing

    positive impressions, while only 49% had a positive and very positive impression before. This resulted in ... tour to 96% for MI, 92% for OH, and 92% for VT after their tour.       As with earlier results ... during the summer months, making them especially comfortable on hot, sunny days and down in the winter ...

  2. Cereal Rye – A Cover Crop with Feed Value?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-6/cereal-rye-%E2%80%93-cover-crop-feed-value

    University Extension In recent years, rye (Secale cereale L.), also known as cereal rye or winter rye, has ... Agronomy Guide, rye is the most winter hardy and earliest maturing cereal grain grown in Ohio. While spring ... very important.  Fields with a history of winter annuals (i.e., marestail) need to have a cleanly ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on November 28, 2017 are presented in Table ... 2. Detailed results for all 27 feed commodities are reported. The lower and upper limits mark the 75% ... must remember that SESAME™ compares all commodities at one specific point in time. Thus, the results do ...

  4. Effect of Increased Somatic Cell Count on Herd Level Yield of Milk and Milk Components

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-5/effect-increased-somatic-cell-count-herd-level-yield

    reports which have proven that an increase in somatic cell count (SCC) results in a decrease in milk ... production, thus resulting in financial loss to the farm. In fact, the economic loss in the US per cow per ... cells/mL 196 82 42 596 SCS 3.84 0.61 1.70 5.60 ECM, lb 24,890 3,415 13,137 34,720 Results/Discussion As ...

  5. Update on Magnesium Nutrition of Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/update-magnesium-nutrition-dairy-cows

    in this experiment were typical lactation type diets and results may not be extrapolatable to dry ...

  6. Feed Sorting and Acidosis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-4/feed-sorting-and-acidosis

    restricting TMR intake for 1 day and then offering about 9 lb of a barley/wheat mixture to each cow.  Cows ... exposed to more acidosis challenges.  This occurred even though cows consumed less of the barley ... wheat/barley mixture, but during the third challenge, only 3 of the 8 cows consumed all the grain.  This means ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, September 25, 2017. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the ... Sesame analysis for central Ohio on September 25, 2017 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all ... must remember that SESAME™ compares all commodities at one specific point in time. Thus, the results do ...

  8. Milk Volume or Components: What Should You Aim For?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/milk-volume-or-components-what-should-you-aim

    growth after emergence to have adequate vigor to survive the winter. Seed by August 15 to 20 in northern ... sometimes successful depending on fall and winter weather patterns, but there is increased risk of failure ... of known varieties. Cheap seed often results in big disappointments and shorter stand life. Make sure ...

  9. Planting Small Grains in Late Summer for Supplemental Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/planting-small-grains-late-summer-supplemental-forage

    Wheat and winter triticale are not good options for autumn forage because they do not grow much in ... autumn. However, wheat and winter triticale will produce good yields of high quality forage in the spring. ... Winter rye is also an option for early spring forage. Some forage-type varieties of winter rye (e.g. ...

  10. Results from 2017 Ohio Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-6/results-2017-ohio-dairy-challenge

    then had 20 minutes to present their results and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. The judges ...

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