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  1. 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

      Rescue/Medical Responses Emergency medical rescues are another area to have an action plan for with your local ... cow barn, and east addition.  By inviting your local fire department to your farm for a tour and ... emergency preparedness, planning can make a bad day on your farm a little less stressful.    ...

  2. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    exchange capacity (CEC). For soil with a CEC greater than 5, it is 120 ppm, and when less than 5, it is 100 ... Farm Economics newsletter (https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2021/10/management ... -decisions-relative-to-high-nitrogen-fertilizer-prices.html) identified the following reasons for increasing nitrogen fertilizer prices: Hurricane Ida’s landfall in ...

  3. 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

    should flatten in less than 2 seconds. If the skin remains tented for more than 4 seconds and the calf ... can die when it is 10% dehydrated. The second indicator is fever. Animals will likely feel hotter than ... illness. They may not be as eager for their meals and potentially have greater respiratory rates. If you ...

  4. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

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

    vary depending on species, feed products fed, and the amounts of straw or sawdust used for bedding. The ... under roof will usually maintain a higher nutrient value than manure exposed to rainfall. Pen-pack ... will be 10 to 16 lb/ton. About 2 lb of this nitrogen is in the ammonium form and the remainder will be ...

  5. 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

    the “bargains” column. For example, your nutritionist might be using some molasses in your rations for ... reasons other than its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient group values ... University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for October and November were at $17.46/cwt ...

  6. 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

    findings and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. The judges for the program this year were Bob ... Challenge provides the opportunity for students to experience the process of evaluating management practices ... a contest format for undergraduate students whereby they are grouped generally into teams of three to four ...

  7. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

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

    production for July 2021 was 14 lb higher than July 2020, averaging 2,015 lb/cow. Corn and soybean meal ... than the previous month’s projection.  USDA ERS is expecting milk production to be 227.8 billion lb for ... 2021 milk production was 2% higher than the same month in 2020, the number of dairy animals peaked in ...

  8. 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

    several doses of antibiotic – the culture is negative for bacteria and you’re dealing with a viral ... can start with anyone. Talk to your vet about antibiotic use on your farm and stay tuned for Part 2! ... Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves. ...

  9. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    by nonpoint sources. The H2Ohio program outlines 10 practices that they defer to for phosphorus ... forecast for the application area contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation      exceeding one ... hand-in-hand with several of the BMP’s that H2Ohio uses, allowing for higher levels of control of the nutrient ...

  10. 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

    your nutritionist might be using some molasses in your rations for reasons other than its NE L and MP ... be a very good fit in your feeding program while not appearing in the “bargains” column. For example, ... University Milk Prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for August and September were at $16.50/cwt ...

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