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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

    growing oats for forage is to plant them into wheat stubble, which is normally available by mid-July at ... 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. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

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    until next spring, such as following wheat or an early corn silage harvest. Oat or Spring Triticale ... rye and wheat (there is also a winter biotype that acts like winter wheat). In our research, oat ... will be needed to optimize yield potential of these cereal forages following wheat. Following corn ...

  3. 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 ... Wheat middlings Soybean hulls Tallow Soybean meal- expeller   Whole, roasted soybeans As coined by Dr. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ... Molasses Hominy   Sovent extracted canola meal Whole cottonseed   44% soybean meal Wheat middlings   Tallow ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    a dry pack, perhaps it is better to take those first days of field work to plant the perennial forage ... short and few windows of opportunity to be in the fields this spring. In this article, we focus on ... planting forage crops, but the process and many of the ideas will pertain to other spring field work ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    term market outlooks are uncertain as global health events continue to impact the economy and demand. ... protein. For March’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about ... meal 48% Soybean meal Mechanically extracted canola meal Gluten feed Beet pulp Molasses Hominy Wheat ...

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