The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.
As I write this article, it is the morning of the National 4-H and Intercollegiate Dairy Judging contests at World Dairy Expo.
If it’s late summer it’s time to talk about pricing a corn crop standing in the field for corn silage.
Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.
Lots to announce at harvest season.
While injury and fatality statistics for silage harvesting and storage are not easily tabulated, few operations present more hazards.
Thank you to the parents, members and everyone else, for another great fair.
Farmers should take time to examine the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
The Class III price moved from $24.31 in April to $22.57 in May followed by $21.36 in June.
This marked the third year for the OSU Dairy Industry Study Abroad.
We are bombarded with advice from all directions. It comes first from our parents and family, and then it is spoken by friends, teachers, 4-H advisers, and other adults (like Extension educators!).
Changes loom on the horizon for both crop and dairy farms as provisions of the 2014 farm bill are implemented.
The opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mounting another charge, this time through various state ballots designed to put into law the mandatory labeling of GMO-derived ingredients in food.
Colostrum, the first milk given by the dam (mother), is packed with antibodies that act as a passive immune system until the calf’s immune system produces antibodies itself. But you have only a 24-hour window to get that colostrum in the calf.
I think most of us remember vividly where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. I know all of our lives have changed because of this horrific terrorist attack. It behooves us all to continue to be aware of the potential risks which are around us. I especially have thought of the potential ways in which […]
Dairymen, expect milk prices to more or less steadily drop, starting next month.
It’s that time of year when students are preparing for the school year to end and many are looking for a job. You may have one or more students knock on your door asking if they may work for you after school and then during those days when school is not in session. Are there […]
Key differences between cash rent arrangements.
More than 500 nutritionists, researchers, and farmers gathered in Ft. Wayne, Ind. this week for the twenty-third Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. There was an excellent slate of speakers discussing new developments in dairy cow and calf nutrition and management. Kicking off the event was Christopher Sommer, from the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN). Sommer and […]
OSU Extension offers online resources that help farmers keep their management skills on the cutting edge.