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  1. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    https://vet.osu.edu/sites/vet.osu.edu/files/documents/extension/Brochure_VFD.pdf Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) Template, ... for a drug residue.  An official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came to his farm multiple ... tissues from treated animals pose little risk to people. As part of the approval process for any drug ...

  2. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ... occurred in 2012 and 2020.  Possible reasons for this decrease, as described in the report, include: ... 15,000 head compared to 2021, bringing the total estimated number for the year at 9,515 million head.  ...

  3. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/highlights-recent-usda-dairy-forecast

    prices were lowered in the recent report.  The 2021-2022 marketing year average for corn was reduced to ... $5.45/bushel.  Soybean meal for 2020-2021 is projected at $360/ton.  The hay market continues to be strong.  ... than the previous month’s projection.  USDA ERS is expecting milk production to be 227.8 billion lb for ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    followed by a slight decrease to $17.13/cwt in November. Updated Corn Silage Price A new corn silage price ... state. This year’s approximate price for normal corn silage (32 to 38% dry matter), based on a $5.36/bu ... to compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of net energy for lactation (NE L) ...

  5. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-1

    almost every livestock operation out there. The goal of the program is for farm personnel to correctly ... can start with anyone. Talk to your vet about antibiotic use on your farm and stay tuned for Part 2! ... Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves. ...

  6. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    by nonpoint sources. The H2Ohio program outlines 10 practices that they defer to for phosphorus ... order to qualify for the payment. The purpose of the overwintering cover crops is to reduce erosion and ... Specifications for the use of overwintering cover crops according to the All BMP Guidance Sheets (Exhibit B) ...

  7. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    provider to discuss the best option for you and your family. ... certainly dominated the headlines and many of our daily conversations since March, 2020. For those directly ... everyone of the importance of having a robust food production system to ensure a nation’s food security. ...

  8. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... approach to assess calf death losses. The case study was developed for educational purposes; and the ... losses at calving for a 12-month period (March 2020 to March 2021). Therefore, the patterns of calf death ...

  9. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ... be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch.  Tilled seedbeds do not need ...

  10. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... right. You can start to sample for moisture when kernels begin to show denting (just before the ... and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ...

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