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  1. Milking Procedures Affect Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-6/milking-procedures-affect-milk-quality

    Typically, 10 to 20 seconds of manual stimulation will provide optimal milk let down and result in higher ... friction between the teat and milk inflation, resulting in more slips and greater opportunity for ... oxytocin concentrations in blood, resulting in milk flow immediately after milking unit attachment. ...

  2. Evaluating Forage Stands After the Winter Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/evaluating-forage-stands-after-winter-season

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University As winter releases its grip, forage crops ... and plant vigor. I don't expect any major problems with winter survival this year, but there are ... coming growing season. Chickweed and other winter annuals can be a real problem in late summer seedings, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Results from Research Supported by the Ohio Dairy Research Fund

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/results-research-supported-ohio-dairy-research-fund

    industry. From time to time, results of this research will be included in the Buckeye Dairy News. For this ... issue, the results from five recent projects are provided below. Assessing Biotin Status of Lactating ... Recycling Dairy Nitrogen Manure Nutrients with Winter Cover Crops James J. Hoorman, James N. Lopshire, Chris ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Best Management Practices for Winter Manure Application

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-1/best-management-practices-winter-manure-application

    less than ideal, which would definitely include winter-time application. The top priority of any ... Practice Standard 633- Determining The Most Limiting Manure Application Rates for winter application. ... Additional winter application criteria for fields with significant slopes more than 6% include manure shall ...

  8. Getting that Last Cutting of Alfalf

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalf

    period, cold resistance and energy reserves for winter survival are built up. A killing frost for alfalfa ... critical fall period despite the increased risk of winter injury. Research shows that often the tonnage ... there is the increased risk of winter injury and ultimately shorter stand life by stressing alfalfa in ...

  9. het land van de Friese koeien en paarden (The Land of Friesian Cows and Horses)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-13-issue-3/het-land-van-de-friese-koeien-en-paarden-land

    atmosphere (results inconclusive at the time of our visit). There is a lot of automation used on dairy farms ... Cole, Amelia Nyhart, Sarah Finney, Sabrinia Eick, Brooke Barley, and Victoria Dawson. ...

  10. Rations for Good Rumen Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-2-issue-3/rations-good-rumen-health

    best results. Estimation of fiber concentrations of pasture actually consumed is more tricky but can be ... barley (which is very digestible) with starch from corn (all had 33% starch and >33% NDF) linearly ... The high rumen degradability of barley starch increased production of acids, which are important ...

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