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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-23-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    and protein prices since May of 2021. This issue, the Class III future for October is $17.46/cwt, ... corn grain price at start of day September 27, 2021, is $60.75/ton. Due to the higher December corn ... is about 32% lower than the 5-year average ($0.08/Mcal), while metabolizable protein (MP) and ...

  2. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/highlights-recent-usda-dairy-forecast

    September 16, 2021.  The complete report is available here: ... 2021 milk production was 2% higher than the same month in 2020, the number of dairy animals peaked in ... May 2021 at 9.509 million head, and the July number came in at 9.500 million head.  Increased culling ...

  3. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    to study and learn more to create unbiased new knowledge that informs all of us. Answering one ... the U.S. for sharing information and making decisions regarding public health are the recommendations ... host individual. We see in other viruses, such as the measles and mumps, in which the US population ...

  4. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-1

    University Extension You’ve likely heard of Beef Quality Assurance, but what about Veal Quality Assurance? ... of or kills bacteria. Antibiotics are not to be used to treat any other type of infection. How about ... disease-causing organism. Vaccines prevent disease, not cure it. Lastly, what about NSAIDs, or non-steroidal ...

  5. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    involving illegal drug residues in dairy cows, district courts have agreed with the U.S. government that the ... market channels. In the event you receive an FDA letter indicating a residue violation was found in milk ...

  6. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    USDA is expecting milk production to increase to 24,335 lb/cow, about 315 lb higher than 2021.  Milk ... (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ... facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... disease worldwide (e.g., Gudair, Silirium); however, in the US, Mycopar ® was the only USDA-licensed ... vaccine available for use (discontinued in the US in 2019).  Its use was restricted to cattle, and only ...

  9. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ... weather limits how far we can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success ... The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ...

  10. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    losses at calving for a 12-month period (March 2020 to March 2021). Therefore, the patterns of calf death ... March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free-stall ... semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ...

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