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Dairy Channel: A twist on feeding dairy cows

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Let’s talk feed efficiency, rather than pounds of dry matter intake, when talking about dairy rations, says OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker.

Dairy Channel: Advice: Don’t buy something stupid

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker warns farmers not to make any rash purchases even though they may have a few more dollars in their pockets.

How negative PPDs erode milk checks

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Significant negative producer price differentials may continue unless changes are made to the Mideast Federal Order 33 language.

Artful dodgers: Milk plants pool and depool

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Large volumes of milk swing in and out of the Mideast milk marketing order, forcing local milk producers to shoulder more costs.

Dairy Channel: Challenge of change in dairy industry

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Columbiana County Extension Agent Ernest Oelker shares what’s on the minds of dairy industry folks and milk producers.

Dairy Excel: What if Johnny wants to milk cows?

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Jim Skeeles explains the complexity and anxiety of passing the family farm.

Dairy Channel: Dairymen: ‘What’s in your wallet?’

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Dianne Shoemaker hopes dairymen will take a look at their finances before crisis hits.

Dairy Excel: Finding, keeping dairy farm workers

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Ohio State’s dairy employee short course offers training in class and in parlor.

Dairy Channel: Manure application: Look at tile lines

Thursday, February 26, 2004

How would you like 280 bushels per acre average over more than 500 acres of corn? Ernie Oelker connects soil productivity, vertical tillage and yield expectations.

Dairy Excel: Plenty of dairy conferences in March

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker goes over the spring dairy conferences’ dates and details.

Dairy Channel: Signs of winter’s wrath, dairy style

Thursday, February 12, 2004

It’s a sure sign it’s winter when your calf ‘igloo’ hutches turn into real igloos, says OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.

Dairy Excel: Asking right questions key to interviewing

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Extension agent teaches how to interview potential employees.

Dairy Channel: Farm business summaries give inside look at dairy farm comparison

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Ernie Oelker invites producers to check out farm profitability data, then figure how their own worth stacks up.

Dairy Excel: Remember to fertilize hay fields, too

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Stark County ag agent Denny Weilnau reminds producers not to ignore forage fertilization.

Dairy Channel: Too much debt, not enough equity? Find out with farm balance sheet

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Dianne Shoemaker knows putting together a farm balance sheet isn’t fun or pretty. Still, she recommends doing it each year.

Dairy Channel: Getting some answers about BSE

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Ag expert offers some background and specifics about mad cow disease.

Dairy Channel: Santa stops at the barn

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker puts together a festive poem.

Dairy Channel: Columbiana County nutrient research plots yield usable results

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Ernie Oelker updates readers on nutrient application and utilization research on one Columbiana County farm.

Dairy Excel: Ohio Dairy Producers continue work

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Dairy expert Tim Demland gives a recap of the Ohio Dairy Producers’ most recent meeting.

Dairy Channel: People see how you treat your animals

Thursday, November 20, 2003

The livestock sector’s handling of animals is scrutinized by many, and what they see isn’t always positive. An update by OSU Extension district dairy speicalist Dianne Shoemaker.

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