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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Grill Smart; Hands-on Learning Great Grilling

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/grill-smart-hands-learning-great-grilling

    Hosted at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Avenue, you may choose the 10:30 a.m. session or ...

  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. Fairfield County Local Foods Tour- Mirabelle Farm & Vineyard

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/fairfield-county-local-foods-tour-mirabelle-farm-vineyard

    Join OSU Extension in Fairfield County to learn more about Mirabelle Farm and Vineyard. Attendees ...

  9. Safeguarding Your Herd: How Biosecurity Keeps Salmonella Dublin at Bay

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-1/safeguarding-your-herd-how-biosecurity-keeps

    Historically, Salmonella Dublin was a herd-health issue in the western United States. In recent years, on-farm ... a farm. Biosecurity offers a comprehensive set of ongoing practices aimed at keeping the disease out ... (bioexclusion) or contained within the farm (biocontainment). It's important to recognize that not all farms ...

  10. Pesticide Testing Opportunity

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/pesticide-testing-opportunity-0

    in the Fairfield County Ag Center Conference Room on April 3, 2024 beginning promptly at 11 a.m. In ...

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