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  1. 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 ...

  2. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... 19” will decrease neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content by about 8% and increase starch content by ... about 2 percentage points. However, the increase in cutter height decreased yield by about 7%. The ...

  3. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer cow diets could utilize this forage harvested at about 60 days (50 ... heights are about 50 inches (2-cuts possible with early June planting) because this will occur before the ... good drying conditions exist to get rid of the extra moisture. In our study, we also investigated ...

  4. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow ... significantly increases the risk for environmental mastitis and lower milk quality.      Think about cow comfort ... mastitis during lactation. About 50 to 80% of clinical cases of mastitis may not benefit from an antibiotic ...

  5. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    across the state. Understanding current practices and limitations to forage fertility will guide us in ...

  6. 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

    semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ... is important to note that about 60% of all multiparous cows were bred following observation of ... overall for the US (5.1%). However, the top 10% dairy herds in the US, in terms of calf survival, are ...

  7. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils. ... usually lower yielding and not as persistent, and from our trials, the savings in seed cost is lost within ...

  8. CARTEENS Class

    https://franklin.osu.edu/events/carteens-class-82

    session will be held in person at our extension office, located at 2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210* ...

  9. CARTEENS Class

    https://franklin.osu.edu/events/carteens-class-81

    session will be held in person at our extension office, located at 2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210* ...

  10. Home Buyer Education

    https://franklin.osu.edu/program-areas/community-development/home-buyer-education

    families. Our program is one of few in Central Ohio that is U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ... About a down payment and closing cost assistance programs If you don't meet the recommended ... for many down payment/closing cost assistance programs and/or grants. If you have any questions about ...

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