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  1. Controlling Feed Costs for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/controlling-feed-costs-dairy-cattle

    it can quickly place a farm in financial hardship when milk prices are moderate to low. There are ... > $6.00/cow/day. Feed efficiency on dairy farms affects IOFC. One common method to calculate feed ...

  2. Handling Abrupt Changes in Silage Dry Matter Concentrations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-4/handling-abrupt-changes-silage-dry-matter

    and alfalfa) on commercial dairy farms greater than 10 percentage units.  Often, these large changes ... mixed on a farm using as-fed concentrations, the DM concentration of silage can have a marked effect on ...

  3. Milk Production Enters Slow Growth Phase- Will Milk Prices Rebound?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/milk-production-enters-slow-growth-phase-will-milk

    and cash inflow. However, as often happens with farm production, and dairy is not the exception, rapid ... income flowing onto the farms was put to good use by producing more milk. With the weather back to more ... and then again during the March to July period. In the second half of the year, when farm level ...

  4. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    lb/acre). Potassium soil levels should be 125 to 200 ppm (250 to 400 lb/acre). On many livestock farms that ...

  5. Where to Test Forages for Nitrates.

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-4/where-test-forages-nitrates

    farms now considering early harvest of drought-stricken corn for silage to salvage some value from the ...

  6. Dairy Policy and Milk Marketing

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-1/dairy-policy-and-milk-marketing

    will be another very good year for milk prices and dairy farm income. Price enhancing factors: First, ... repeating. The number one policy issue facing dairy farm families in the Mideast Federal Order is that of ...

  7. Milk and Dairy Product Production Climbs- What's Down the Road for Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-2/milk-and-dairy-product-production-climbs-whats-down

    resources necessary to address the surge in US milk production that is beginning to depress farm ... can apply for MILC at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices and online at: ...

  8. The Safety of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-2/safety-insulin-growth-factor-i-igf-i

    (Collier et al., 1991). In this survey of 100 bulk tanks from farms not utilizing exogenous somatotropin ... various internet sites. In addition, the effect of farm, parity, and stage of lactation have a greater ...

  9. The Costs of Nutrients, Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices, and the Current Dairy Situation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-13-issue-6/costs-nutrients-comparison-feedstuffs-prices-and

    nutrient. Table 1.  Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, mid-November 2011.   Economic Value of ... (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 27 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, mid-November 2011. ...

  10. Costs of Nutrients, Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices, and the Current Dairy Situation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-1/costs-nutrients-comparison-feedstuffs-prices-and

    Ohio dairy farms, mid-January 2012. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central ... of 27 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, mid-January 2012.   For convenience, Table ...

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