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  1. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    guide" that soil should be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch.  Tilled ... 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is ... cold weather arrives. The decision to plant should be made for each individual field, considering soil ...

  2. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

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    is one slip or trip for major injuries to occur. Also be sure PTO shields are in place on silage ... around equipment, falls, roadway accidents, and crushing. To help prevent these injuries, be sure all ... During harvest, be sure to wash SMV signs and lights so that they can easily be seen. Also make window ...

  3. Annual Winter Forage Following Wheat Harvest

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    your livestock. When planning to graze your summer seeded cover crops, be sure to check for any ... temperatures dip to the mid-20’s for several hours, and other grasses can survive even longer before they go ... need for storage of feed.  Extending the grazing season can be accomplished by seeding into a harvested ...

  4. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

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    decision to use fungicide should be closely monitored. Another option is to make sure your harvesters are ... beginning brown silk, while later planted corn is still vegetative. The ideal time to scout corn for fungal ... but a few samples that look like tar spot have been submitted to the lab for diagnosis. Previous years ...

  5. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

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    be helpful in the diagnosis of nutrient issues. When recommendations call for high rates of ... phosphorus and potassium, there is an advantage to splitting the application, with half applied this autumn ... the best times to topdress maintenance fertilizer on perennial forages. Soils are usually firm in ...

  6. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

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    disease potential are all reasons to be concerned about the effects of heat stress on dairy cattle. When ... have a rate exceeding 100 breaths per minute, steps must be taken immediately to cool these animals. ... 6 lb/head/day can be expected and under moderate to severe heat stress, a decline of about 9 lb/head/day is ...

  7. Summer Mastitis – Insights on cause, signs, and prevention

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    Hydrotaea irritans, an insect closely related to the housefly is commonly considered to be the primary ... vector for the bacteria to cause   summer mastitis in cattle. However, n ot only the presence of flies ... early start on treatment and careful evaluation to preserve animal well-being. Better yet is to invest ...

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

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    $20.67/cwt, continuing to further decrease in September to $20.21/cwt. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... related to culling cows. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, July 22, 2022. Estimate ... cost is likely equal to zero- ~ means that the nutrient unit cost may be close to zero- * means that ...

  9. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: May 2022

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-may-2022

    flexibilities being offered through the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program to allow families to get the ... and the all-milk price for 2022 is projected to be $25.75/cwt. 2023 Forecasts For 2023, the U.S. ... of inventory and production numbers. Compared to March 2020, U.S. milk production was 0.5% lower in ...

  10. Bring on the Heat

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    the summer. Regardless of the tactic you use, be sure to remain vigilant in monitoring your cows for ... on space availability, but make sure to keep up on maintenance of both for optimum air and electrical ... (THI) has been developed to neatly portray the weighted effects across a wide range of values for each ...

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