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  1. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    Mr. Tom Noyes, Dairy Extension Agent, Wayne County  With milk prices at record lows, dairy producers look for ways to cut costs and one possibility would be not applying fertilizer to pastures and other forages. Is this a wise decision? Well, that depends ...

  2. For the Birds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/birds

    Ms. Dianne Shoemaker, District Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  Not once have I ever heard a dairy farmer complain that they just can't seem to attract birds as well as the neighbors. Doesn't matter whether the culprits are starlings, cr ...

  3. What are LEAP and OFAER?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/what-are-leap-and-ofaer

    Mr. Dave White, Executive Director, Ohio Livestock Coalition Livestock Environmental Assurance Program To help Ohio's livestock and poultry producers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental quality, the Ohio Livestock Coali ...

  4. Environmental Rules- Are you in compliance?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/environmental-rules-are-you-compliance

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  The Federal Environmental Protection Agency released the new revisions to the Clean Water Act for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) on December 16, 2002. The staff in the Livestoc ...

  5. Milk Production Enters Slow Growth Phase- Will Milk Prices Rebound?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/milk-production-enters-slow-growth-phase-will-milk

    As we approach the midpoint of the 2003 calendar year it is time to take stock of where we are milk price-wise and where we are likely to go in the last seven months remaining for 2003. The roller coaster that we know as the U.S. dairy market As we look b ...

  6. Delay Placing Fly Control Ear Tags

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/delay-placing-fly-control-ear-tags

    Dr. William Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian, Ohio State University Did you realize that cattle raisers during the Civil War didn't have to worry about the horn fly, and my grandfather didn't have to worry about the face fly? Both pests were intro ...

  7. Cost of Nutrients in Feedstuffs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/cost-nutrients-feedstuffs

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University The summer season always brings opportunities for reducing feed costs if one is attentive enough to the changes occurring in the markets. The supply of some high-fiber byproducts increases not ...

  8. Feeding Lower Quality Hay Crop Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/feeding-lower-quality-hay-crop-forages

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University This year's rainy spring had negative effects on the quality of first cutting hay crop forages. Rain either delayed cutting, caused substantial weather damage to mowed crops that could not be re ...

  9. Reporting of Independent Contractors

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/reporting-independent-contractors

    Mr. Robert Fleming, District Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Farm labor laws continue to evolve and become more consistent with non-farm labor requirements. Managing farm labor effectively requires following current regulations. Since Oc ...

  10. Nutrition of Jersey Cows- Little Holstein Cows or a Breed Apart?,

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/nutrition-jersey-cows-little-holstein-cows-or-breed

    Dr. Chris Reynolds, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University The Jersey breed has a passionate following, and there is ample evidence that this is justified. Surveys and research have indicated that when compared with Holstein cows, Jersey cow ...

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