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  1. US Dairy Herds and Policy and the 2022 Census of Agriculture

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/us-dairy-herds-and-policy-and-2022-census

    current dairy policy play in the post-2017 consolidation?” Dairy Farms:   According to the 2022 Census, ... J.M., J. Law, and R. Mosheim. July 2020. Consolidation in U.S. Dairy Farming. U.S. Department of ... 24,094 US farms sold milk during 2022 (see Figure 1).  The largest number of dairy farms with milk sales ...

  2. Why Do Cows Bunch?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/why-do-cows-bunch

    heifer that recently calved. Social stress will cause cows to retreat and bunch up. Research has proven ... partly due to less social distress. If your facilities allow, a separate first calf heifer group is ... is 150 cows or less. Automated milking dairy farms with all cows in same pen will observe more social ...

  3. Using Dairy Manure with Newly Planted Corn and Soybeans

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/using-dairy-manure-newly-planted-corn-and-soybeans

    the On-farm Research link on the OSU Extension Agronomics Crops team website at ... soybeans. The seed is protected by an inch or more of soil. In university research, the application of ... fields for a drag hose. Additional on-farm manure side-dress plot results can be obtained by clicking on ...

  4. Current Dairy Industry Outlook and Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/current-dairy-industry-outlook-and-dairy-margin

    University Extension Dairy margin coverage (DMC) sign-up is currently underway at your local Farm Service ... level. Farms received 2 months of catastrophic payments when the margin fell below $4/cwt. Figure 1 shows ... year. As you look over your farm’s data, be sure to evaluate if your milk solids are keeping up with ...

  5. Dairy Sustainability – The Jargon, the Dairy Story, and the Opportunity (Part I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/dairy-sustainability-%E2%80%93-jargon-dairy-story-and

    plate! They’ve been investing in and researching new strategies that will shrink our greenhouse gas ... footprint while also returning value to the farm-gate. This article series aims to get us on the same page ... how they are being bought and sold, and what that means for the dairy farms and the dairy industry. ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... dairy farms, March 15, 2024. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the SESAME™ analysis for central Ohio on ... Actual, breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms ...

  7. Disease Prevention: Making the Most of Your Spring (and every day) Cleaning Practices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/disease-prevention-making-most-your-spring-and-every

    consistently causing contamination issues with farm equipment. Biofilms can even result in animal infections. ... an impact. What is the Best Disinfectant? Disinfectant choice is specific to your facility and which ...

  8. New Property

    https://woostercampuslife.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/february-19-25-2024/new-property

    with: Enhanced Learning Opportunities: The farm will complement our existing facilities to provide ... approval from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees for the acquisition of a 55-acre farm located at ... 1782 Dover Road, south of our CFAES Wooster campus. This new property, dubbed the "Snyder ...

  9. Farmers’ Resilience, Need for Preparation Highlighted in Aftermath of Recent Tornado

    https://fsr.osu.edu/node/324

    Ohio farms are known for their resilience, which also holds true for The Ohio State University (OSU) ... (CFAES) annual Farm Science Review (FSR), after it was damaged by an EF2 tornado in the early morning ...

  10. Wooster Campus Eclipse Planning

    https://woostercampuslife.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/february-19-25-2024/wooster-campus-eclipse-planning

    Dear CFAES Wooster Campus Community, On April 8, our campus will be in the path of totality for ... important updates for April 8: The CFAES Wooster Campus will not be closed, however we strongly encourage ... research, teaching or other duties will be allowed. Please work with your supervisors to understand ...

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