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  1. Ohio Dairy Risk Management Series Held in November 2020 Offered a Range of Important Information to Dairy Producers

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/ohio-dairy-risk-management-series-held-november-2020

    can be found at https://farmoffice.osu.edu/events/archived-videos. Session one was presented by Mark ...

  2. Recommended Adjustment when Pricing Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/recommended-adjustment-when-pricing-forages

    for legumes, grasses, mixtures, and corn silage. The basic procedure is you first calculate the price ...

  3. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    material over time leaves gummy residues on the sensor. Periodic cleaning and calibration of the sensor is ... shop. Forage sample size in the vortex dryer is 200 grams. The procedure is basically the same as with ...

  4. Update on Footbaths for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/update-footbaths-dairy-cattle

    require less footbath use and maintenance. If more than 50% of cows are clean (area between coronary band ... majority of days, and maybe continuously. Obviously, a focus on frequent cleaning will improve hygiene, and ... leaving the parlor. If feet are clean entering the bath, the disinfectant solution has a better chance to ...

  5. Don't Forget Quality Assurance While Preparing for Summer Fairs and Shows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/dont-forget-quality-assurance-while-preparing-summer

    when working with dairy projects animals at home. 1. Provide clean, fresh water for your animals. Water ... lose weight. 3. Provide dry and clean bedding. Clean bedding not only keeps the animal healthier and ... basic animal care at the show, exhibitors should also do their best to maintain a positive image for the ...

  6. Record Negative Producer Price Differential Slams June Milk Checks, Why and How?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/record-negative-producer-price-differential-slams

    for several more months of negative PPD.  Additional resources This is a very basic look at what ...

  7. Ninety-five Percent Approval Rating for Dairy Housing and Animal Care from Consumers Who Have Been Down on the Farm!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/ninety-five-percent-approval-rating-dairy-housing

    events in three states show that consumers are giving high ratings for animal care and dairy housing. ... events on 29 dairy farms, three beef operations, one apple orchard, and three crop farms. These events ... have hosted over 85,000 visitors. Ontario has hosted several events patterned after the Michigan events ...

  8. Milking Excellence

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-4/milking-excellence

    early on. Milk Clean Cows.  Dirty cows take longer to milk and reduce parlor throughput.  Clean and ... Provide spacious, clean, and dry environments for non-lactating cows.  Do not group these cows near sick ...

  9. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    protocols have two basic characteristics; they are followed by employees and second, they produce a desired ...

  10. Free Stall Bedding Options: Important considerations from the cow's perspective

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-1/free-stall-bedding-options-important-considerations

    low risk of abrasion, thermal insulation, be clean and dry, and also be easy to maintain and clean ... for bacterial growth), and clean cows. Sand kicked into the alleys can also improve cow footing; ... health, increasing the duration of the lameness event and contributing to the higher prevalence of ...

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