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.
Scrimping on feed costs won’t always save you money, says columnist Ernie Oelker.
Terry Beck writes about what motivates workers.
What are the long-term implications of the new farm bill dairy provisions? Northeastern Ohio Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker offers her perspective.
Dennis Weilnau writes of the new EPA regulations on animal feeding operations.
Ernie Oelker writes about what he learned on his visit to the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.
Chris Zoller gives direction for planning for unexpected.
Diane Shoemaker writes about the hardships of working with cows.
Is year-round grazing possible? First, we have to look at strategies that must be utilized to accomplish better forage utilization.
Ernie Oelker compares buying feed and growing your own.
Farmers should pay attention to trees, one of the most ignored crops on most farms.
Diane Shoemaker writes about feral calves or cows with brain gaps.
Diane Shoemaker explains how your calves’ health is important to your pocketbook.
Ernie Oelker writes of the Ohio Department of Agriculture takeover of responsibilities for permitting large-scale livestock, poultry and dairy operations.
Even farm business owners need to consider how their operations will continue in their absence, or when they want to retire.
Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.
Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, finishes her list of 10 things people do to mess up their farms.
Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes about the upcoming contract heifer raising conference.
Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes about reaching the goal of reducing excess feeding of phosphorus and nitrogen in the forms of protein and non-protein nitrogen for dairy cattle.
Bernie Erven, ag economist at OSU specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU’s DairyExcel team, writes what you can do during a new employees first few hours on the job.