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  1. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    Cornell University (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu/publications/factsheets/factsheet24.pdf). Brassica ... These species contain high moisture content, so they should be used for grazing only. Brassicas have ... increase protein content but only in the first harvest because they don’t regrow after cutting. Legumes ...

  2. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    Program, re-named and re-configured in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The changes you will see in the DMC Program ... until initial adjustments were implemented early in 2018. Two of the biggest changes that will ... options. So why should you step up to the plate?  Just like 2018, when sign-ups were re-opened for the ...

  3. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forages/files/2015/06/Making-Baleage.pdf Hall M., and J. Williamson, “Bale Density Effects on Baleage Quality” Penn State Extension, May ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    reasons other than its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient group values ...

  5. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    Applying livestock manure based on nutrient content is one factor involved in using manure more ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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