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  1. Dairy Labor Certificate Course Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/dairy-labor-certificate-course-sponsored-ohio-state

    opportunities for participants to examine labor costs, define labor needs, examine hiring processes, promote ... January 12, 2021 Labor Management Benchmarks So, You Need to Hire Someone – Developing the job description ... Hired, now what? Building Success from Day One February 2, 2021 Building Long-Term Relationships and Team ...

  2. VOLUME 23, ISSUE 5

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5

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  3. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    cool-season forages, the other being late summer. The outlook for this spring is for probabilities of above ... apply lime now and delay establishing alfalfa until late summer (plant an annual grass forage in the ... weeds and the forages become established before summer stress sets in. Weed pressure increases with ...

  4. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    dairy cows are at greater risk for heat stress when the THI exceeds 68. The latest summer outlooks from ... temperatures and more moisture), especially during the first half of the summer. To mitigate heat stress, ...

  5. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    hire, and the cost of land represented by either cash rent, or for owned land, the cost of real estate ... Fertilizer $100 $104 $111 $105 Custom hire $113 $95 $111 $103 Land rent 1 $99 $94 $108 $100 Real estate taxes ...

  6. 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

    been the pattern of calf death loss at birth by month? Overall, summer had above mean calf death losses ... effect of heat stress during summer. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Please have this ...

  7. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    such as every month in the summer or on the manufacturer’s recommended grease internal. Logbook - If ... the barn. Monthly maintenance through the summer is critical to keep fans clean. Even a thin layer of ...

  8. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    not, do it ASAP and send to the lab). Calibrate the fertilizer spreader. Buy the seed (including any ... be better to plant a summer annual for a couple cuttings, then kill it and plant the perennial ...

  9. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    (PIC; cfu/mL) <10,000 10,000- 20,000 >20,000 Lab Pasteurized Count (LPC; cfu/mL) <100 100-200 ...

  10. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    hiring the right employee for your farm situation.  For many farms, employee recruitment, interviewing, ... and hiring requires a mindset adjustment. How do you attract dependable farm employees? What is your ... goal and objective when you hire a farm employee?  I once heard Bernie Erven, professor emeritus of The ...

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