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  1. Establishing Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa

    time period to establish alfalfa seedings.  Have you thought about what needs to be done to ...

  2. New Information on Feeding Behavior and Intake by Lactating Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-5/new-information-feeding-behavior-and-intake-lactating

    either once, twice (about 8 hours apart), or 4 times (about 6 hours apart) per day. For cows fed once ... daily, feeding twice daily increased eating time by 10 minutes/day (about a 3% increase) and feeding ... of Idaho. They fed Holstein cows (average production about 90 lb/day of milk) the same diet to two ...

  3. Observations from Tour of Matlink Dairy in New York

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-4/observations-tour-matlink-dairy-new-york

    a rate of approximately 76,400 ft 3 /day or about 113 ft 3 /cow/day. This biogas consists of methane ... (about 65%), carbon dioxide (about 35%), a small amount of sulfide compounds, and other trace gases. The ... set produces about 884,000 KWH/year, which meets the electricity needs for the dairy farm and provides ...

  4. Chopping Soybeans for Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/chopping-soybeans-silage

    plant dry matter) to cause problems. Under normal growing, R-7 stage beans contain about 10% fat (whole ... adequately. If your soybeans contain much more than about 10% fat, they should be blended with other crops ... several long stems remain, reduce TLC, if you cannot find any stem pieces that are about an inch long, ...

  5. Milking Procedures Affect Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-6/milking-procedures-affect-milk-quality-0

    advises milkers to practice; the publication is available on-line at ...

  6. Milking Procedures Affect Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-6/milking-procedures-affect-milk-quality

    she advises milkers to practice; the publication is available on-line at ...

  7. Buckeye Dairy Club Annual Reception Held

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-3/buckeye-dairy-club-annual-reception-held

    Der Dutchman in Plain City, with about 82 in attendance. Those recognized included the dairy judging ...

  8. Dairy Management Workshops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/dairy-management-workshops

    improvement.  If you have any additional questions about the program or about how producers can register, ...

  9. Stable Nutrient Costs and Income for September

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-5/stable-nutrient-costs-and-income-september

    substantial changes in the structure of the U.S. dairy industry lately, enough so that old price benchmarks ... may not be appropriate anymore. There will be more about this in the December issue of Buckeye Dairy ... historical average of about $6.00/cow/day. Thus, profitability of Ohio dairy farms should still be good and ...

  10. The Importance of Knowing Dry Matter Concentration When Buying (or Selling) Feeds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-1/importance-knowing-dry-matter-concentration-when

    are stranded in the middle of a desert, water may indeed be priceless; however, in most of the U.S ... lose about 10% of the feed to shrink and that should be considered in the price.  Moisture does not ... silage that is too dry (greater than about 40% DM) has those problems plus the digestibility of the ...

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