Ohio and Pennsylvania milk producers may envy producers in other parts of the country, but be careful what you wish for, advises Ohio State district dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker.
Rather than making resolutions that leave you with unrealistic expectations, get a dog this New Year’s and enjoy the simple things in life.
Columnist Ernie Oelker provides a review of the principles and guidelines relative to livestock vaccinations.
The “right” human resource practices for bad times vary farm to farm, says an Ohio State farm management and labor specialist in this week’s Dairy Excel column.
Farm and dairy tax planning is more important in a bad year (or don’t let those open accounts increase your taxable income).
It’s not rocket science, but it’s usually an area that farm managers need to work on: employee relations. Tuscarawas County Agent Chris Zoller offers some easy-to-implement tips to make the job easier.
Ernie Oelker reports on farm research involving liquid dairy manure as a nitrogen source for no-till corn.
While some managers in our area have been able to stockpile grass in a few paddocks, more stored forage will be required this year. This week’s “All About Grazing” column offers management tips for winter feeding.
District Extension Dairy Specialist veers from her normal dairy channels this week to explore the world of cricket farming. Yep, that’s right. Crickets.
Bernie Erven writes on farm management, sharing the fact that the top manager sets the tone for everyone else in a business.
Financial and milk price situations lead farm managers to the unexpected conclusion that they owe taxes. Ernie Oelker wonders how can this happen when everybody knows farmers aren’t making any money?
Author Jim Skeeles writes that he sees the dairy trend following that of poultry and pork – more and more milk being produced by larger herds, with the share of milk produced by small herds dwindling.
Is the USDA’s new dairy program in the best long-term interest of dairy producers? The answer to that question remains to be seen, but the likely answer is “no.” Is the check welcome this year? Yes. Will it be in 2003? Probably, says district extension specialist Dianne Shoemaker in this week’s Dairy Channel column.
OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker cautions not to let it fool you; the upcoming Ohio Dairy Conference is not another county fair, although all the talk about cows, good food and interesting people might make you think otherwise.
Now that the silage is in the silo, extension agent Ernie Oelker says the real work begins to assure the cows receive a safe, properly balanced ration that is palatable and capable of supporting optimum production.
Extension dairy agent Tom Noyes gets back to basics in this week’s Dairy Excel column.
Not all farm people are “fair people,” but most are, as OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker shares in her column this week, which explores her transition to fair-dom.
Diane Shoemaker guides producers through the process of pricing fields for silage.
Dennis Weilnau compares herd somatic cell counts and examines dairy farm attitudes.
An on-farm environmental assessment can help producers address problem areas, says columnist and ag extension agent Ernest Oelker.