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  1. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    given the low soil moisture status across many areas. The decision to plant or not will have to be made ... for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch.  Tilled seedbeds do not need a pre-plant ... that the field surface is relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till seed because you will have ...

  2. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    not surprising in that yield and NDF increased while NDFD decreased sharply as the plants grew and ... harvested at about 60 days (50 inches tall). The BMR hybrid provided a longer window of acceptable forage ... planting (50 to 67 inches tall) would have been acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle. The results from ...

  3. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    2020 has not turned out as anyone expected, and the dairy industry received no exceptions. Good milk ... prices quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm ... not have participated in a program before to learn more about and apply for this program designed to ...

  4. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-3/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    not turned out as anyone expected, and the dairy industry received no exceptions. Good milk prices ... quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm milk ... categories they would like to apply for. The Farm Service Agency especially welcomes farms who may not have ...

  5. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    heading, will optimize quality. Yields will be lower for plantings made in early September, in which case ... will be no need for additional nitrogen application. Check herbicide rotation restrictions from the ... 80%).  August plantings harvested in late fall will be slightly lower in quality with crude protein in ...

  6. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    planting date and nitrogen application (lb/acre). Not only does nitrogen rate affect yield but also the ... seed, but if planted too late in the year, there is not enough time for growth. The oats in this study ... increased yield during the late July planting. The July planting date did not receive rain for 8 days then ...

  7. Rory Lewandowski Retirement

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/rory-lewandowski-retirement

    servant leadership into retirement.  In keeping with Rory’s wishes, an in-person gathering will not be ... winning 11 awards. Rory and his wife Marcia have accepted a three-year assignment in Cambodia with the ... Mennonite Central Committee.  They will focus on peace and justice as they help people learn to work out ...

  8. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    providing adequate energy and protein to dairy cows. However, that does not mean those costs should not be ... phosphorus are expensive, but deficiencies can be quite costly. In most situations, you should not buy any ... (this does not include basal). Supplemental iron is almost never needed and should be removed from the ...

  9. 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

    $ per cwt. How low could it go? Before the June PPD was announced on July 13 th, what we did not know ... would be. So, what does this mean?  The federal order system is complicated with an extensive set of ... in the Federal order system, Class III processors do not. They usually do because it allows them to ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    caution, these estimates of IONC do not account for the cost of replacements or dry cows, for profitability ... commodities at one specific point in time. Thus, the results do not imply that the bargain feeds are cheap on ... other feedstuffs within the last two months and do not reflect historical prices. Table 3. Partitioning ...

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