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  1. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    certainly dominated the headlines and many of our daily conversations since March, 2020. For those directly ... involved in production agriculture, our lives and routines may have been disrupted, but our daily business ... to study and learn more to create unbiased new knowledge that informs all of us. Answering one ...

  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? ... of or kills bacteria. Antibiotics are not to be used to treat any other type of infection. How about ... disease-causing organism. Vaccines prevent disease, not cure it. Lastly, what about NSAIDs, or non-steroidal ...

  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

    is about 32% lower than the 5-year average ($0.08/Mcal), while metabolizable protein (MP) and ... Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. ... For January’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about ...

  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

    involving illegal drug residues in dairy cows, district courts have agreed with the U.S. government that the ...

  5. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ... USDA is expecting milk production to increase to 24,335 lb/cow, about 315 lb higher than 2021.  Milk ...

  6. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... disease worldwide (e.g., Gudair, Silirium); however, in the US, Mycopar ® was the only USDA-licensed ... vaccine available for use (discontinued in the US in 2019).  Its use was restricted to cattle, and only ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  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

    but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ... weather limits how far we can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success ... The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... 19” will decrease neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content by about 8% and increase starch content by ... about 2 percentage points. However, the increase in cutter height decreased yield by about 7%. The ...

  10. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer cow diets could utilize this forage harvested at about 60 days (50 ... heights are about 50 inches (2-cuts possible with early June planting) because this will occur before the ... good drying conditions exist to get rid of the extra moisture. In our study, we also investigated ...

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