Stories by Maurice Eastridge

Watch your herd’s fuel (feed) economy

Friday, August 28, 2015

Milk prices are lower than they were a year ago, so marginal income over feed costs are going to be lower this year compared to last year. We really need to be managing input costs and feed efficiency on dairy farms.

It’s getting hot in here: Paying attention to temperatures on dairy

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In some cases, we are collecting more information electronically on dairy farms than we know how to effectively use.

First comes dairy month, then ice cream

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lots of opportunity to celebrate dairy and dairy products.

Your rations are about to change, so be prepared with good analysis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

With new forages being harvested, rations are about to change.

Dairy farmers investing in their future

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The dairy industry in Ohio contributes significantly to the state’s economy and in the provision of food well beyond the borders of Ohio. This industry ranks third in agricultural receipts and first in receipts from animal operations.

Tips for managing milk production variation on dairy farms

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to manage variation in milk production.

Dairy farming across the Big Pond

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This marked the third year for the OSU Dairy Industry Study Abroad.

Get ready as cold weather continues

Thursday, January 30, 2014

This year’s colder-than-usual weather reinforces the need to be prepared.

No Black Friday for dairy farmers

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dairymen can’t make a profitable year based on one-day’s sales, like Black Friday retailers. Being profitable requires you to be in the top 20 percent of dairy farms. Being “average” is accepting lower profitability or even sometimes at being unprofitable.

Is China a potential market for U.S. dairy products?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The U.S. dairy industry will continue to try to get milk produced in the U.S. into China. But will the U.S. milk continue to be processed by U.S. companies before it enters China?

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About Maurice

Maurice Eastridge is a professor and Extension dairy specialist at Ohio State University.