Stories by Maurice Eastridge

Farmers are swamped by feed costs

Monday, June 30, 2008

In recent years, the explosive changes around us — especially in the technological age we find ourselves — have been described as constant ripples of change or as “white waters” of change. I’m sure all of you all have noted the white water as it splashes over rocks in the rapids of streams. With respect […]

Reach that magic number for profit

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Monitoring herd feed costs is very critical for increasing dairy farm profitability.

Dairy Excel: Reach that magic number for profit

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Even when feed costs are much lower than the present market situation, monitoring herd feed costs is very critical for increasing farm profitability. Total feed cost per hundredweight of milk sold is a measure of the effectiveness of management in controlling the largest cost item in producing milk. This measure accounts for all of the […]

Feeding glycerol to cows has limits

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Are you a label reader? Probably not, unless you get bored when you are on “business” in the bathroom and you don’t have Readers Digest or the local daily newspaper in arms’ reach. But take a look at the labels on the bottles of hand or body lotion, sunscreen and skin moisturizer. Very high on […]

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About Maurice

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