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  1. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    determination to within 1 to 2% of actual forage moisture in about 20 minutes. The biggest drawback to using ... plate and forage sample in the center, set the microwave setting on high and “cook” the sample for about ... determination. More information about the Penn State Vortex Dryer, including a list of materials, how to assemble, and ...

  2. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    to improve communication and expectations about how a specific task should be accomplished. Good ...

  3. Video Updates for Dairy Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-1/video-updates-dairy-management

    by OSU researchers. We will be doing our best to keep videos under 10 minutes, just the right length ... a calf.  Videos will be uploaded throughout the year and released through our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/OhioDairyIndustryResourcesCenter/ and Buckeye Dairy News. Enjoy our latest videos: Udder Care Dr. Luciana daCosta with Ohio State ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    at $18.44 and $20.68/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for November closed about ... pretty good. For NE L and MP, they are both about 15% and 18% lower compared to the 5 yr. averages ... ($0.08/Mcal and $0.43/lb), respectively. However, the price of e-NDF is about 20% higher compared to the ...

  5. Consider Dietary Changes to Take Advantage of High Milk Protein Price

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-1/consider-dietary-changes-take-advantage-high-milk

    several months, the value of milk protein has more than doubled while the value of milk fat is down about ... adequate forage and fiber (i.e., does not cause ruminal acidosis), increasing starch concentration about ... daily yield of milk protein of an average Holstein cow by about 0.075 lb but reduce milk fat by 0.06 lb. ...

  6. DIBS

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    additional debt? (DIB # 11-09, April 2009)   What happened to our dairy exports? (DIB # 7-09; March 2009) ...

  7. Buckeyes Win National Dairy Judging Contest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/buckeyes-win-national-dairy-judging-contest

    University It has been widely publicized that our OSU Dairy Judging Team earned the National Title at World ... Dairy Expo.  It has been 33 years since triumph has come back to Ohio State.  To add to our magical, ... year, we only “Won by One!”  In a moment prior to the contest on one of our farm workouts, the students ...

  8. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    outward focus is about developing relationships with persons, organizations, and institutions that could ... person.  Inward recruitment focus is about building a reputation as a great place to work.  If someone were ... supervisory requirements of the job, and finally, something about the expectations for hours and weekly or ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $17.82/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for September closed about $0.80/cwt higher at ... about the same or slightly higher than 2018, this may not be true given the 2019 forage crisis. I am ... feeding cows ($6.00/cow/day) has also gone up about $0.40/cow/day since the last issue (September ...

  10. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/feeding-high-ash-forages

    average, cool season grasses, such as orchardgrass or fescue, harvested as hay or silage have about 7 to 9% ... Normal corn silage has about 5% ash, but some samples from flooded corn had concentrations exceeding 20%. ... Iron averages about 250 mg/kg (ppm) in normal corn silage, but silage made from flooded corn averaged ...

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