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  1. 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 ...

  2. Transitioning of Herds to Automatic Milking Systems

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-5/transitioning-herds-automatic-milking-systems

    surveyed during 2014 and 2015. Overall, 42% of the producers trained animals to the AMS before the first ...

  3. Dairy Farm Manager Academy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/events/dairy-farm-manager-academy

    between modules, a webinar with participants will be held to reinforce the content in the previous module ...

  4. Livestock Building Rental Considerations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/livestock-building-rental-considerations

    that I know of is a May 2014 document by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee. It is ...

  5. LOCAL FOODS SIGNATURE PROGRAM Marketing Templates

    https://localfoods.osu.edu/news/local-foods-signature-program-marketing-templates

    templates to create your own farmers market or local foods directory. Coming in 2014! • OSU Extension ... Foods Directory Local Foods Signature Program Marketing Templates Overview.pdf Local Foods Signature ...

  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. Botulism Prevention with Small Grain Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/botulism-prevention-small-grain-baleage

    content and wrapped with plastic as baleage. Both of these harvest methods depend upon fermentation to ... to 4.5 or lower, ensiling or wrapping at the proper moisture content, and the exclusion of air. ... acid-producing bacteria to lower the pH. Cereal forages, such as rye, wheat, and oats, have lower WSC contents ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Release of eXtension for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-4/release-extension-dairy-cattle

    the Land Grant University System customized to focus on your needs where you live, 4) its content is ... (COP). The internet content for the COP for Dairy Cattle (http://www.extension.org/dairy_cattle) was ...

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