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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

    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 ... increased yield during the late July planting. The July planting date did not receive rain for 8 days then ...

  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. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    prices quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm ...

  5. Record Negative Producer Price Differential Slams June Milk Checks, Why and How?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/record-negative-producer-price-differential-slams

    $ per cwt. How low could it go? Before the June PPD was announced on July 13 th, what we did not know ... would be. So, what does this mean?  The federal order system is complicated with an extensive set of ... for several more months of negative PPD.  Additional resources This is a very basic look at what ...

  6. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-3/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm milk ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ... farms. Using the simple example above, a herd with 500 milking cows shipping 80 pounds per cow per day would ...

  10. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

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    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 ... cattle suggest that 10 mg/day (rather than the standard 20 mg/day) may be enough; therefore, consider ...

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