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  1. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    defines their program. Launched in 2019 as a water quality initiative to address the inflow of nutrients ... some of the goals and guidelines associated with the best management practices (BMP) that the program ... manure incorporation, conservation crop rotation, cover crops, drainage water management, two-stage ditch ...

  2. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-1

    University Extension You’ve likely heard of Beef Quality Assurance, but what about Veal Quality Assurance? ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    considerably because of quality differences as well as non-nutritional value added by some suppliers in the ...

  4. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    Medicine, Ohio State University Extension At a recent Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training session, we ...

  5. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    welfare and causes significant economic losses through decreased milk yield, reduced milk quality, early ... Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), which specifies safety standards of Grade “A” milk. The quality of processed ... dairy products and fluid milk is greatly affected by the initial quality of the raw milk harvested at ...

  6. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    be considering maximizing yield, but also maximizing quality. Corn moisture or dry matter, depending ... on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... safe to say that corn chopping will be occurring over the course of a couple days, so keep in mind that ...

  7. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... producers’ ability to stay competitive. Furthermore, water quality issues in the state underscore the need ... for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ...

  8. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ... point where the drop in quality becomes so great that the hay has little feeding value left. In such ... proven techniques that can help speed up the process involved in storing good quality forage. While the ...

  9. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... fiber quality of a conventional sudangrass variety (hereafter designated “Normal”) and ... different classes of livestock based on the fiber quality of the forage. For lactating cows using these ...

  10. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    difficult situation with no effective control options in no-till management, so conventional tillage for ... restrictions that might exist.   Seed selection: Be sure to use high quality seed of adapted varieties and use ...

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