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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-21-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    respectively. The Class III component prices for the month of March and April closed about $1/cwt higher than ... nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with ... lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.97/cwt and $10.38/cwt, respectively. These IONC are $1.70/cwt greater ...

  2. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/heat-stress-dairy-cows

    million a year, heat stress has a large financial burden on the U.S. Dairy Industry (St. Pierre et al., ... warm days of June, July, and August are upon us.   References St. Pierre, N.R., B. Cobanov, and G. ... Schnitkey. 2003. Economic losses from heat stress by US livestock industries. J. Dairy Sci. 86:E52-E77. Tao, ...

  3. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    the percentage of forage in the diet will decrease which may raise concerns about reduced milk fat ... Be careful about replacing forage with corn grain; maintain diet starch concentrations around 25% as ... normal forage almost on a pound for pound basis. Whole cottonseed has about 40% NDF (similar to average ...

  4. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    appears to be staying there for 2019. Some farmers who have high quality wheat have been talking about $75 ... of residue is produced per 40 bushels of corn or 30 bushels of soybeans. This leads to about ...

  5. Media Release: Agersens to Work with Ohio State University to Test eShepherd in US Beef and Dairy Industries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/media-release-agersens-work-ohio-state-university

    precision livestock data, which will be valuable to our research scientists.” The transformative eShepherd ... States, Canada and the UK. End of Media Release About Agersens Headquartered in Melbourne, Agersens is an ... associations and natural resource managers. About The Ohio State University For 149 years, The Ohio State ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    U.S., which is likely given steady decreases in total cow numbers.     Nutrient prices As in previous ... in Table 1.   When looking at commodity and nutrient prices, they are about the same as the previous ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.7% fat and 3.1% protein. For this ...

  7. Effective Employee Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/effective-employee-management

    develop new skill sets. It may push us out of our comfort zone, but the results in terms of increased ... However, stop and think about the job. Do you have a parlor routine that needs to be followed when milking ... and feel confident about performing the required task. Managers need to build a culture of continuous ...

  8. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    harvest costs are greater; and fermentation quality can be poor with crops less than about 30% DM. ...

  9. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    lb (about 200 cows) Farm elects to cover 95% of their base, 4,750,000 lb, or 47,500 cwt Coverage ...

  10. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    year on about 25 to 30-day intervals. Agronomic Management Plant high quality seed of a named variety ... protein content, but peas are generally higher in seed cost. Small grains can be planted about 1.5 inches ... rapidly with increasing maturity.  Small grain forage harvested in the pre-boot stage has about 20% crude ...

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