As the winter feeding period approaches, thoughts of my feeding program come to mind.
This is going to be a “confessions” column to try to lure all those folks who love or hate working with farm bookkeeping, records and finances into really enjoying themselves at the From Bookkeeper to CFO workshops this fall.
This week I attended the Manure Application Challenges and Issues Train the Trainer session at Salt Fork Lodge in Guernsey County, sponsored by the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
It was another successful Canfield Fair. Mom translation: the kids had a good time, none of them got sick, all the work got done, good weather, no disasters and a chance to visit with a bunch of nice people.
The World Agricultural Forum, 2004 Regional Congress was held in St. Louis, Mo., from May 16-18.
The forum featured presentations and discussions by some of the most influential stakeholders in global agriculture and food production.
“Pre-milking cow preparation – secret methods of producing high quality milk” catchy title!
That “Secret Methods” part is a particularly nice touch
Dairy expert Ernie Oelker presents a workshop at Headwaters of Conservation Conference.
Recently I had a discussion with a farm family interested in bringing a son into the farm business.
The discussion revolved around the many questions and concerns family members have when making a decision as important as this.
Depooling in April and May cost F.O. 33 milk producers who remained pooled $21.3 million, says columnist and Ohio State ag economist Cam Thraen.
Ernie Oelker writes about Mike Brubaker’s megatrends in agriculture.
Jim Skeeles discusses a presentation given by Tom Kriegl of the University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability at the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting last month.
Dianne Shoemaker writes about the importance of getting immunity to calves through the first colostrum.
Dairy agent Tom Noyes tells you the questions to ask yourself before making a big purchase.
OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker reports many milk producers can produce milk for around $6.50 per hundredweight of milk or less.
Tim Demland writes about the Ohio Dairy Industry Forum’s celebration and kick-off of June Dairy Month.
Dairy expert Dianne Shoemaker gets a wake-up call when teaching an employee course.
Ernie Oelker shares details of research to determine just how much carbon is in the soil under various management systems. The results may surprise you.
Denny Weilnau tells readers how to calibrate sprayers.
OSU Extension district dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker looks at the numbers on shorter lactations.
Tim Demland writes on the Ohio Dairy Industry Forum’s decision to support a national animal identification program.