Stories by Dairy Excel

Dairy Channel: I had to understand the title.

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the International Animal Agriculture and Food Science Conference she attended in Indianopolis, and came away from without an answer to the question, “how do they convince a buffalo that she really wants to be milked?”

Dairy Excel: Ohio inches forward on PDR plan

Thursday, July 26, 2001

James Skeeles, OSU Extension ag agent in Lorain County, writes about how a Farmland Preservation purchase program might operate.

Dairy Channel: Software for decision-making on feeds

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about a new software for decision-making on feeds

Dairy Excel: Charitable gifts: Too good to be true?

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Charitable gifts can solve a variety of tax and income problems for landowners, including some that are not so obvious.

Dairy Channel: Have you cleaned your ‘refrigerator?’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the dairy “refrigerator,” that includes not only the bulk forage, grain and supplement storages, but also the mixed feeds as they are delivered to the varying animal groups and how refused feed is handled.

Dairy Excel: Keeping your dairy cows cool

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County write about the need to manage heat stress in a dairy herd. When a herd averages over 70 pounds of milk per day, the cows generate a lot of heat. Heat stress becomes more a big problem.

Dairy Excel: How’s your herd’s somatic cell count?

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Ernie Oelker agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County. writes about somatic cell count and what it costs the dairy producer.

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: New employee needs good orientation

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Bernie Erven, ag economist at The Ohio State University specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU Extension Dairy Excel team writes about that important first day on the job for new employees.

Early summer is a critical period of cool-season grass management.

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Kick your grazing management into high gear to take control of growth

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: Farm management tip: Take a look at your farm from the neighbor’s view

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes that farmers get along with their neighbors when they respect their neighbors; support their community; practice good environmental stewardship; or, in a nutshell, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

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