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  1. Veal Calf Care – Starts at the Dairy Farm: Best Practices for Dairy Bull Calves

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-5/veal-calf-care-%E2%80%93-starts-dairy-farm-best-practices

    3 http://www.nationaldairyfarm.com/sites/default/files/Version-3-Manual.pdf 4 http://www.vealfarm.com/certification-resources/   More information and resources are available ...

  2. Corn Silage Harvest Timing

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-timing

    Proper harvest timing is critical because it ensures the proper dry matter (DM) content required for high ... corn too wet (low DM content) results in souring, seepage, and storage losses of the silage with ... reduced animal intake. Harvesting too dry (high DM content) promotes mold development because the silage ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    balance of 2014, the Class III futures are averaging $20.35/cwt.  On the feed side, corn has inched up ... significantly underpriced as of March 17, 2014.  Price estimates of net energy lactation (NE L, $/Mcal), ... a significant content of non effective NDF are priced at a discount), but the discount of-12.1¢/lb is close to ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    settled at $22.57/cwt, an increase of $4.05 over May of last year.  For the balance of 2014, the Class III ... underpriced as of March 17, 2014.  Price estimates of net energy lactation (NE L, $/Mcal), metabolizable ... feeds with a significant content of non-effective NDF are priced at a discount), and the discount ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    milk settled at $21.60/cwt, an increase of $4.20 over July of last year.  For the balance of 2014, the ... currently are significantly underpriced as of August 25, 2014.  Price estimates of net energy lactation (NE ... prices.  The cost of ne-NDF is currently discounted by the markets (i.e., feeds with a significant content ...

  6. Pulse on Ohio’s Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-11-issue-4/pulse-ohio%E2%80%99s-dairy-industry

    page) pdf file The economic crunch on Ohio’s dairy industry has been overwhelming. The rising costs of ... 0.4% (approximately 1,000 cows) compared to 2008, but milk production has increased 0.6%. The mild ...

  7. European Dairy Industry Study Abroad

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-4/european-dairy-industry-study-abroad

    Abroad, with the three previous trips occurring in 2007, 2011, and 2014. The first two trips were to the ... Wageningen was very impressive; it had been totally rebuilt since our visit in 2014, having opened the new ...

  8. Estimating Alfalfa NDF in the Field

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-13-issue-2/estimating-alfalfa-ndf-field

    mixtures is described at http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/pdfs/pd2007october19.pdf. The PEAQ procedure is NOT ... a field average NDF. NOTE:  This procedure estimates alfalfa NDF content of the standing crop. It does not ... NDF content by 3 to 6 units, assuming good wilting and harvesting conditions. This procedure is most ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    month at 5¢/lb and-7¢/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 ...

  10. First Harvest of Forages is Just Around the Corner!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-6/first-harvest-forages-just-around-corner

    concentration, particularly neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content, is the primary variable of concern when ... evaluating quality of alfalfa for use by ruminant animals. On May 1st, the estimated NDF content of alfalfa ... of 1997 (this should come as no surprise, given the early spring this year). The optimal NDF content ...

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