Stories by Dairy Excel

Dairy Channel: Still room for optimism in dairying

Thursday, June 17, 2004

OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker reports many milk producers can produce milk for around $6.50 per hundredweight of milk or less.

Dairy Excel: June Dairy Month: Honor Ohio’s championship industry

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Tim Demland writes about the Ohio Dairy Industry Forum’s celebration and kick-off of June Dairy Month.

Dairy Channel: Relearning a vital U.S. civics lesson

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker gets a wake-up call when teaching an employee course.

Dairy Channel: Carbon sequestration research and its implications for agriculture

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Ernie Oelker shares details of research to determine just how much carbon is in the soil under various management systems. The results may surprise you.

Dairy Excel: Spraying? Calibrate and check nozzles

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Denny Weilnau tells readers how to calibrate sprayers.

Dairy Channel: A researcher’s view on shorter lactation

Thursday, May 6, 2004

OSU Extension district dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker looks at the numbers on shorter lactations.

Dairy Excel: Ohio’s dairy industry unified in support of U.S. animal identification program

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Tim Demland writes on the Ohio Dairy Industry Forum’s decision to support a national animal identification program.

Dairy Channel: A twist on feeding dairy cows

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Let’s talk feed efficiency, rather than pounds of dry matter intake, when talking about dairy rations, says OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker.

Dairy Channel: Advice: Don’t buy something stupid

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker warns farmers not to make any rash purchases even though they may have a few more dollars in their pockets.

How negative PPDs erode milk checks

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Significant negative producer price differentials may continue unless changes are made to the Mideast Federal Order 33 language.

Artful dodgers: Milk plants pool and depool

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Large volumes of milk swing in and out of the Mideast milk marketing order, forcing local milk producers to shoulder more costs.

Dairy Channel: Challenge of change in dairy industry

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Columbiana County Extension Agent Ernest Oelker shares what’s on the minds of dairy industry folks and milk producers.

Dairy Excel: What if Johnny wants to milk cows?

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Jim Skeeles explains the complexity and anxiety of passing the family farm.

Dairy Channel: Dairymen: ‘What’s in your wallet?’

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Dianne Shoemaker hopes dairymen will take a look at their finances before crisis hits.

Dairy Excel: Finding, keeping dairy farm workers

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Ohio State’s dairy employee short course offers training in class and in parlor.

Dairy Channel: Manure application: Look at tile lines

Thursday, February 26, 2004

How would you like 280 bushels per acre average over more than 500 acres of corn? Ernie Oelker connects soil productivity, vertical tillage and yield expectations.

Dairy Excel: Plenty of dairy conferences in March

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker goes over the spring dairy conferences’ dates and details.

Dairy Channel: Signs of winter’s wrath, dairy style

Thursday, February 12, 2004

It’s a sure sign it’s winter when your calf ‘igloo’ hutches turn into real igloos, says OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.

Dairy Excel: Asking right questions key to interviewing

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Extension agent teaches how to interview potential employees.

Dairy Channel: Farm business summaries give inside look at dairy farm comparison

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Ernie Oelker invites producers to check out farm profitability data, then figure how their own worth stacks up.

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