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  1. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    Challenging growing conditions in 2018 left many dairy farms looking at short forage supplies heading into the ... protein content, but peas are generally higher in seed cost. Small grains can be planted about 1.5 inches ... energy and about the same CP content as high-quality alfalfa.  At the milk stage, CP averages 12%, NDF ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    a field of darkness for the dairy industry. For nearly all of 2018, the Class III price averaged around ... at 7.8¢/lb and-2¢/lb (i.e., feeds with a significant content of non-effective NDF are priced at ... for reasons other than its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient ...

  3. Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/midwest-regional-dairy-challenge

    Challenge in 2018 and 2019. We worked in teams of four, with individuals from other schools to evaluate the ...

  4. Cold Weather Dairy Calf Care

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/cold-weather-dairy-calf-care

    accelerated growth programs. The fat content should be at least 15%, and higher fat content milk replacers of ... up to 20% fat are preferred as temperatures decline. The solids content of liquid milk replacer can ... be increased in cold weather from a typical 12.5 to 16%, but be careful in going above this content ...

  5. Considerations When Fat-Reduced Corn-Distillers Grain with Solubles Is Fed to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/considerations-when-fat-reduced-corn-distillers

    its high protein and fiber contents. Because of its lower price compared with soybean meal (SBM), ... partial fat removal from DG. Because of low fat content of RFDG, negative effects that were observed with ... Dairy Science (2018; 101:5971-5983).  If RFDG is available as a feed ingredient in your farm, the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    is predicted to be around $1/cwt more than 2018 (OH Class III average of $14.60/cwt). This is ... 7.6¢/lb and-1¢/lb (i.e., feeds with a significant content of non-effective NDF are priced at a discount), ... reasons other than its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient group values ...

  7. Dairy Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/dairy-cost-production

    change, the more they stay the same.  Sadly, milking cows in 2018 was like a flashback to 2016.  The ... Price or SUP) for 2018 was $15.21/cwt…a whopping 18¢ higher than 2016.  2017 provided a small measure of ... tight, but the $100 invested in analyzing your 2018 business year will be the best $100 you spend this ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    feedstuffs that currently are significantly underpriced as of November 25, 2018. Price estimates of net ... from last month at 8¢/lb and-3¢/lb (i.e., feeds with a significant content of non-effective NDF are ... nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, November 25, 2018. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis ...

  9. Corn Silage Harvest Fall 2018

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/corn-silage-harvest-fall-2018

    period in 2017. However, since August 2018, we have experienced about 2.3 inches additional rainfall ... silage harvest began in several areas. Based on the 2018 weather conditions since August, it appears that ... https://www.foragelab.com) for corn silage were summarized over two time periods, January 2016 through July 2018 and August ...

  10. Ohio Dairy Challenge, October 2018

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/ohio-dairy-challenge-october-2018

    The Ohio State University The 2018 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held October 26-27 and was sponsored by ... 28-30, 2018. Students from ATI participated in the Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge held November 8-10, ... 2018 in Fairlee, VT, and students from the Columbus campus will be participating in the Midwest ...

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