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  1. More Milk- Good for Me? Good for Our Industry?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-5/more-milk-good-me-good-our-industry

    of milk per cow has increased at the rate of about 250 lb per cow per year for the past 45 years. ... the market. When milk volume increases to the point whereby we are oversupplying the market by about ... cow numbers. The average decrease in cow numbers during the last 10 years is about 0.5% annually, ...

  2. How the Weather and Feed Shrink Affect Your Bottom Line

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/how-weather-and-feed-shrink-affect-your-bottom-line

    we think about minimizing feed shrink, we typically focus on forage shrink and forget how quickly ... feeding a silage-based ration, feed cost will increase by about $0.60/cow/day. If these losses could be ... or minus 10 lb, even if they count by fives. The accuracy error is typically about 1%, but varies ...

  3. Viable Alternatives for Animal Protein Feeds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/viable-alternatives-animal-protein-feeds

    risks in the event that additional cases of BSE exist in the US, the FDA has proposed prohibiting the ...

  4. Economics

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-5/economics

    Competitiveness gives guidance about competitive levels and what to do if you are asking your cows to do too much. ...

  5. PetPALS SPP #5

    https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/ohio-4-h-petpals/testing-requirements/petpals-socialized-test/s-3

    about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control with the animal in public places. A crowd is ...

  6. Making Corn Silage in Drought Conditions

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-4/making-corn-silage-drought-conditions

    shrink by 2 percentage units has a value of about $2/ton. Homolactic inoculants (these are the ... digestibility.  Generally a theoretical length of cut (TLC) of about ½ inch is acceptable (longer with kernel ...

  7. The Costs of Nutrients and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-1/costs-nutrients-and-comparison-feedstuffs-prices

    of about 10¢/Mcal, NEL is still a highly priced nutrient  For MP, its current price (41.2¢/lb) is ... 6-year average (-9¢/lb).  Meanwhile, unit costs of e-NDF are historically high, being priced at about ...

  8. The Costs of Nutrients and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-5/costs-nutrients-and-comparison-feedstuffs-prices

    about 10¢/Mcal, NEL is still a highly priced nutrient at 17.9¢/Mcal.  This is important because a cow ... unit costs of e-NDF are about at their historical average, being priced at 1.5¢/lb compared to the ...

  9. Your Milk Check is Under Attack! Where are all the Federal Order 33 Pool $$'s Going?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-4-issue-3/your-milk-check-under-attack-where-are-all-federal

    Federal Order 33. In fact, just about all of the milk continues to go to its normal buyers outside of the ... I understand what you are discussing but, how much money are we talking about? Is this really important to my ... about it? Unfortunately, in the short term there is really nothing that you can do to stop the flow of ...

  10. Harvesting and Storing Corn Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-12-issue-3/harvesting-and-storing-corn-silage

    plants gain about 0.5% units of DM each day after dent stage (can range between about 0.3 and 1% unit).  ... has been a problem or if silage feed out rate will be slow (less than about 6 inches/day) and/or the ...

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