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Dairy Channel: Tips for on-farm assessment, environmental review program

Thursday, August 15, 2002

An on-farm environmental assessment can help producers address problem areas, says columnist and ag extension agent Ernest Oelker.

Dairy Excel: What’s your milk quality mind set?

Thursday, August 8, 2002

Research has shown that attitude is a key component in the continuous improvement process. Extension Ag Agent Chris Zoller explores the connection between management attitude and farm quality and profitability.

Harvesting drought-stressed forages

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Harvest management strategies are different for legumes, depending on if the stands are new, established or of a particular forage species. An OSU specialist offers harvesting tips.

Dairy Channel: Even rain won’t dispel worries over quality of this year’s dairy feed

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Even though this year’s feed nutrient values may be unique and yields will be down, corn silage is still likely to be the best forage value for the dollar. When should you chop? Answers to this and other forage questions by OSU Extension District Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.

Dairy Excel: Markets: Just how low can we go?

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Information coming out of the USDA or the Farm Service Agency on the counter-cyclical payment program mechanism included in the National Dairy Market Loss Payment Program, is sparse, but OSU ag economist Cam Thraen tries to sort through the mess.

Dairy Channel: On-farm dairy study of E. coli 0157

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Columbiana County Extension Agent Ernie Oelker describes his upcoming research work that will take him to dairy farms across northeastern Ohio.

Dairy Channel: Hoof trimmers get cozy with feet

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Hoof trimmers go back to school to bone up on the latest hoof health news, trimming methods and herd health.

Dairy Excel: Check the pulse of your farm business

Thursday, June 27, 2002

How are decisions made on the farm?

Dairy Channel: Tough spring for crops, research

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Ernie Oelker writes about farmers’ battle with wet weather.

Dairy Channel: Think ‘stupid’ to avoid disasters

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Quick thinking, communication and good work averted a disaster when a custom manure hauler – filled with 4,000 gallons of liquid manure – had an accident on a road.

Dairy Channel: Fine-tuning feed mixing and feeding

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Scrimping on feed costs won’t always save you money, says columnist Ernie Oelker.

Dairy Excel: Worker motivation isn’t always money

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Terry Beck writes about what motivates workers.

Dairy Channel: ‘Interesting’ farm bill provisions

Thursday, May 9, 2002

What are the long-term implications of the new farm bill dairy provisions? Northeastern Ohio Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker offers her perspective.

Dairy Excel/Channel: New rules may mean more planning

Thursday, May 2, 2002

Dennis Weilnau writes of the new EPA regulations on animal feeding operations.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Decision-making for increased profit

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Ernie Oelker writes about what he learned on his visit to the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.

Dairy Excel: What happens when you can’t make hay while the sun shines? Plan ahead

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Chris Zoller gives direction for planning for unexpected.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Arrgh! Cows will test your limits

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Diane Shoemaker writes about the hardships of working with cows.

Year-round grazing: Who will be first?

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Is year-round grazing possible? First, we have to look at strategies that must be utilized to accomplish better forage utilization.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Should I buy my feed or grow my own?

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Ernie Oelker compares buying feed and growing your own.

Dairy Excel: See the potential for the trees: Managing all your farm’s crops

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Farmers should pay attention to trees, one of the most ignored crops on most farms.

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