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  1. Estimating Alfalfa NDF in the Field

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-13-issue-2/estimating-alfalfa-ndf-field

    of the final product. In our experience, NDF concentration of well-made silage is about 2 percentage ... NDF increases about 5 units each week. The PEAQ method is designed for pure alfalfa stands and will ...

  2. 2013 Ohio Dairy Challenge Contest – Program Continues to Expand

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-6/2013-ohio-dairy-challenge-contest-%E2%80%93-program

    the students and the judges spending about two hours at the farm on Friday afternoon, interviewing the ... teams spent about four hours reviewing their notes and farm records to provide a summary of the ...

  3. Cost of Nutrients in Feedstuffs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-4/cost-nutrients-feedstuffs

    the roof. So, Mother Nature sends the requested rain and rumors emerge about a bumper crop. Prices ... broker friend. He had about 200 tons of wheat midds that could be picked up for $10/ton FOB Buffalo, NY. ... If I tell you that wheat midds has about the energy and fiber content (although non-effective) of ...

  4. Not the state lottery

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-1/not-state-lottery

    for Ohioans to learn about it. Buckeye Dairy News will be published 12 times a year around the 15th of ...

  5. Factors to Consider in a Program for Heat Detection

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-4/factors-consider-program-heat-detection

    point to remember about estrous detection in cattle is that the only definitive sign that a cow is in ... metestrous bleeding and occurs about 35 to 45 hours after the end of estrus.  This is not an indication of ... from about 18-24 days and averages 21 days. If a cow is showing estrus more frequently than this, she ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Austin Ayars Memorial Scholarship Launched

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-3/austin-ayars-memorial-scholarship-launched

    at Der Dutchman in Plain City on April 22. About Austin Ayars Dr. Austin T. Ayars grew up on ...

  8. Small Grains Field Day

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/small-grains-field-day

    demonstrations about small grains as cover crops, alternative forages, and how they fit into row cropping ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Environmental Stewardship- Minimizing Risk and Being Prepared

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-5/environmental-stewardship-minimizing-risk-and-being

    risks-it's just a factor of life. Yet, a general mindset seems to have settled among us that we demand ...

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