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  1. 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

    recovers. Immunity can also be vaccine-induced in which a vaccine helps the body to produce antibodies. ... herd) has some level of immunity to a virus. This means if someone who didn’t have enough immunity ... a faster recovery.  Why should I get vaccinated? The safest way to achieve some degree of immunity against ...

  2. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

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

    $5.45/bushel.  Soybean meal for 2020-2021 is projected at $360/ton.  The hay market continues to be strong.  ... than the previous month’s projection.  USDA ERS is expecting milk production to be 227.8 billion lb for ... prices were lowered in the recent report.  The 2021-2022 marketing year average for corn was reduced to ...

  3. 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

    Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves. ... almost every livestock operation out there. The goal of the program is for farm personnel to correctly ... of or kills bacteria. Antibiotics are not to be used to treat any other type of infection. How about ...

  4. 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

    through its Center for Veterinary Medicine, makes sure the residues that may be present in or on edible ... for a drug residue.  An official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came to his farm multiple ... livestock producer to do the same! Food Producing Animals In livestock production, a medication may be ...

  5. 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

    state. This year’s approximate price for normal corn silage (32 to 38% dry matter), based on a $5.36/bu ... corn silage continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient Prices It can be helpful ... to compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of net energy for lactation (NE L) ...

  6. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

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

    Richland, Sandusky, and Shelby Counties.  With the expansion of counties, it will be beneficial to revisit ... by nonpoint sources. The H2Ohio program outlines 10 practices that they defer to for phosphorus ... Management Plan (VNMP), there could be benefits to the water system as well as the producer. Cover crops go ...

  7. 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

    cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ... though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... wrapping baleage can often be achieved within 24 hours or less as compared with 3 to 5 days for dry hay. ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch.  Tilled seedbeds do not need ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils. ... decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    bearings and belts that may need to be replaced. Taking care of 20-minute jobs as they come up is ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ...

  10. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ... April, averaging 67.4 lb/cow.  Over the last 20 years, the only larger decreases from April to May ... 15,000 head compared to 2021, bringing the total estimated number for the year at 9,515 million head.  ...

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