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DairyChannel: Northeast management conference lines up dairy heat stress experts

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Summer’s heat seems far behind us, and far ahead of us, but that’s precisely why milk producers should be thinking about managing heat stress now, says OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.

Dairy Excel/Channel: The good, bad and ugly of cell counts

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Shoemaker says since the weather is warming up, at least temporarily, it’s time for a quick review of the scourge of cow udders.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Is there a better way to price forage?

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Ernie Oelker writes about replacing Relative Feed Value as a way to value forages.

Dairy Excel: Managing TMRs for performance

Thursday, January 23, 2003

What happens when cows don’t eat the ration that was created for them? Wayne County Extension Agent Tom Noyes explains it all in this week’s Dairy Excel column.

Dairy Channel: In dairying, there’s no place like home

Thursday, January 16, 2003

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.

New Year’s challenge: Live like a dog

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Rather than making resolutions that leave you with unrealistic expectations, get a dog this New Year’s and enjoy the simple things in life.

Dairy Channel: Take a look at your herd: A review of vaccination principles

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Columnist Ernie Oelker provides a review of the principles and guidelines relative to livestock vaccinations.

Dairy Excel: The bad times and good human resource management

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Don’t wait until January to look at your farm’s income tax situation

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Farm and dairy tax planning is more important in a bad year (or don’t let those open accounts increase your taxable income).

Dairy Excel: Encourage top employee performance

Thursday, December 12, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Year in review Manure, drought and no-till corn

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Ernie Oelker reports on farm research involving liquid dairy manure as a nitrogen source for no-till corn.

Consider forage quality, location when weighing winter feeding options

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Farming crickets or cows takes skill

Thursday, November 21, 2002

District Extension Dairy Specialist veers from her normal dairy channels this week to explore the world of cricket farming. Yep, that’s right. Crickets.

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.

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