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  1. Managing Feed Costs for Lactating Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/managing-feed-costs-lactating-cows

    an economic return. Also, factors other than DM intake may be limiting milk yield, resulting in a low ... will you do if forage stands suffer severe winter injury and need to be replaced? Forage stands ... sometimes suffer winter injury in Ohio, and advance thought will pay off if it happens this year. 3) Order ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

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

    critical period, cold resistance and energy reserves for winter survival are built up. A killing frost for ... during the critical fall period despite the increased risk of winter injury. This year rainy weather has ... critical fall period, several factors can moderate the risk of winter injury: Young, healthy stands are ...

  4. Spring Alfalfa Stand Evaluation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/spring-alfalfa-stand-evaluation

    winter dormancy in a weakened state as a result of these compounding stressors. The question is “How will ... wet soil conditions, resulting in soil compaction and damage to alfalfa crowns. Plant roots that I dug ... good enough to keep?”: Stem number/square foot Expected result or action Over 55 Stem density not ...

  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. Guidelines for Feeding Low Forage Diets to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/guidelines-feeding-low-forage-diets-dairy-cows

    fermented starch sources are used (e.g., wheat, barley, high moisture corn, and steam-flaked corn), replace ... assumed by the dairy farmer. Changes in forage quality or particle size can result in major problems with ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    resulting milk price would then be expected to be at the lower end of this predicted range. Realize ... of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, July 25, 2017. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame ... analysis for central Ohio on July 25, 2017 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 26 feed ...

  8. Dangerous Gases and Fires Can Make Silos Death Traps

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-3-issue-6/dangerous-gases-and-fires-can-make-silos-death-traps

    silage feeds for the coming winter. And their silos can become towers of death if safety practices are ... however, occurs when nitric oxide combines with oxygen. The resulting gas, nitrogen dioxide, is highly ... major discomfort. The resulting lung damage, however, may cause death just a few hours later. No one ...

  9. Roundup Ready Alfalfa Available for Planting in 2011

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-13-issue-1/roundup-ready-alfalfa-available-planting-2011

    either glyphosate or alternative herbicides resulted in greater alfalfa yield and greater forage quality ... perennial weeds include thistles, curly dock, and dandelions. Winter annual weeds can also be controlled ... testing results from trials established in 2006 before the ban on Roundup Ready alfalfa, the yield ...

  10. Dairy Feed Bunk Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-5/dairy-feed-bunk-management

    research, adding an additional fresh fed delivery could help to improve DMI intake or, more likely, result ... overcrowding (1.3 cows/headlock) reduced daily DMI and resulted in substantially fewer cows eating during both ...

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