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  1. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

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

    planted as the first crop in early April as a grain crop or an early season forage. One of the beauties of ... tonnage and quality, since the shorter day length triggers oats to grow more leaf instead of producing ... were harvested between 60 and 75 days after planting, with full head emergence. Figure 1 shows how ...

  2. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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    between 40 to 60 days after planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer diets could utilize this forage ... harvested at about 60 days (50 inches tall). The BMR hybrid provided a longer window of acceptable forage ... for dairy cows. In this study, the forage could have been harvested almost 80 days after planting (67 ...

  3. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

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    for each individual field, considering soil moisture and the rain forecast. Rainfall/soil moisture in ... that the field surface is relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till seed because you will have ... to live with any field roughness for several years of harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and ...

  4. 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

    cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about $15.97 and $16.39/cwt, respectively. This is more than double ... dried grains Wheat bran Fish meal Feather meal 48% Soybean meal Beet pulp Gluten feed Gluten meal ...

  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

    25-30 days into June or early July.    In our research, a fall harvest and 3 additional harvests the ...

  6. Economic Assistance Available for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/economic-assistance-available-dairy-farms

    hundred and fifty days. In only 150 days we have gone from anticipating a solid year of recovery for the ... administered through the SBA (Small Business Administration) to assist small businesses, including farms. The ... and dairy steers are included in the cattle section. Farms that sell qualifying grain crops which were ...

  7. 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

    diets with byproducts, such as distiller grains, wheat midds, and corn gluten feed, often have ... about 0.75 lb/day. Compare the cost of the buffers to the value of milk fat when determining whether to ... and 500 IU/day for lactating cows) is adequate. The first recommendation to reducing vitamin costs is ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    and 85 lb/day is about $7.13 and $7.56/cwt, respectively. This is more than $3/cwt lower than ... dried grains Wheat bran Fish meal Feather meal 48% Soybean meal Beet pulp Gluten feed Gluten meal ...

  9. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    fields, a small grain companion crop can reduce the erosion hazard and will also help compete with weeds. ... seedlings: (i) use early-maturing, short, and stiff-strawed small grain varieties, (ii) plant companion small ... weeds and summer heat when seedlings are small and vulnerable to drying out. An accompanying article on ...

  10. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    grains and a downward impact on the price of corn. Distillers grains are fed to livestock for energy from ... the fiber and fat and for protein. Thus, the reduced availability of distillers grains will increase ... observed in the market place with increased prices for 48% soybean meal and distillers grains and ...

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