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  1. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/valuing-bedded-pack-manure

    will be 10 to 16 lb/ton. About 2 lb of this nitrogen is in the ammonium form and the remainder will be ... tarp. Fold up the tarp and weigh the manure captured. Many people use a bathroom scales for this. One ... nutrients out of streams and ditches. For more information about how and when to sample manure, Penn State ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    can be helpful to compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NEL is about 6% ... average. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US ... income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.18 and $9.63/cwt, ...

  3. Face-to-Face Again with the 2021 Ohio Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/face-face-again-2021-ohio-dairy-challenge

    provided to students.  On Friday afternoon, the students and judges spent about two hours at the farm ... Matthew, Caleb, and Hayden Brightbill. The family’s operation includes about 690 cows and 700 youngstock. ... Drs. Maurice Eastridge and Benjamin Wenner for the OSU Columbus campus. Additional information about ...

  4. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-2

    tied to dehydration. The tricky part about diarrheal diseases is that they can be caused by a plethora ...

  5. Emergency Preparedness Through a Farm Walk Through

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/emergency-preparedness-through-farm-walk-through

    the tour, have a discussion with first responders about gas detection equipment that they have ...

  6. 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

    certainly dominated the headlines and many of our daily conversations since March, 2020. For those directly ... involved in production agriculture, our lives and routines may have been disrupted, but our daily business ... to study and learn more to create unbiased new knowledge that informs all of us. Answering one ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

    is about 32% lower than the 5-year average ($0.08/Mcal), while metabolizable protein (MP) and ... Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. ... For January’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about ...

  9. 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 ... tissues from treated animals pose little risk to people. As part of the approval process for any drug ...

  10. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ... USDA is expecting milk production to increase to 24,335 lb/cow, about 315 lb higher than 2021.  Milk ...

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