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Dairy Excel: Farm with a winning business attitude

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Bernie Erven writes on farm management, sharing the fact that the top manager sets the tone for everyone else in a business.

Dairy Channel: Beware of income taxes this year

Thursday, November 7, 2002

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?

Dairy Excel: Will dairy industry follow trends of poultry and pork livestock sectors?

Thursday, October 31, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Why are dairymen getting squeezed, and will new MILC program help?

Thursday, October 24, 2002

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.

Dairy Excel: December dairy conference: Let’s talk cows

Thursday, October 17, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Silo management challenges in 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002

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.

Dairy Excel: Dairy producers getting squeezed: Time to review Dairy Excel book

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Extension dairy agent Tom Noyes gets back to basics in this week’s Dairy Excel column.

Dairy Channel: Anti-fair person has change of heart

Thursday, September 26, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: How to price standing corn for silage

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Diane Shoemaker guides producers through the process of pricing fields for silage.

Dairy Excel: Somatic cell count: How low can it go?

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Dennis Weilnau compares herd somatic cell counts and examines dairy farm attitudes.

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.

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