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Dairy Excel: Keeping your dairy cows cool

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County write about the need to manage heat stress in a dairy herd. When a herd averages over 70 pounds of milk per day, the cows generate a lot of heat. Heat stress becomes more a big problem.

Dairy Excel: How’s your herd’s somatic cell count?

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Ernie Oelker agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County. writes about somatic cell count and what it costs the dairy producer.

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: New employee needs good orientation

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Bernie Erven, ag economist at The Ohio State University specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU Extension Dairy Excel team writes about that important first day on the job for new employees.

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: Farm management tip: Take a look at your farm from the neighbor’s view

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes that farmers get along with their neighbors when they respect their neighbors; support their community; practice good environmental stewardship; or, in a nutshell, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Early summer is a critical period of cool-season grass management.

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Kick your grazing management into high gear to take control of growth

Dairy Excel/Dairy Channel: People love progress but hate change

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Ernie Oelker, Columbiana County extension agent, writes about the opposition to new large-scale dairy farms in Ohio, and how local groups are doing everything they can think of to block the development of these farms, including filing lawsuits against extension agents and university researchers who have provided information and services as requested.

Dairy Channel: Ag 101: Do cartwheels through life

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, and how he grew up on a Wyoming dairy farm, and learned to do cartwheels through life.

Dairy Channel: Financial opportunities available for family livestock and poultry farms

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about loan and financial assistance programs for the family farm.

Dairy Channel: How the West is done: Ohio dairy players hit the road for an education, Part II.

Thursday, April 19, 2001

OSU Extension northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the OSU trip through Arizona to the Western Dairy Management Conference.

Dairy Channel: How the West is done: Ohio dairy players hit the road for an education

Thursday, April 12, 2001

OSU Extension northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the OSU trip through Arizona to the Western Dairy Management Conference.

Dairy Excell: Are you producing top-quality silage?

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Dennis Weilnau, agricultural extension agent in Stark and Summit counties, shares forage management goals presented by Cornell veterinarian Bill Stone at the recent Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference in Canton.

Dairy Channel: Setting the record straight: mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Columbiana County agricultural extension agent Ernie Oelker takes the opportunity to provide further clarification about cattle diseases currently in the news.

Outsiders raiding F.O. 33 milk pool

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cameron Thraen, dairy marketing and policy state specialist with Ohio State University Extension, writes about milk check revenue that should have been paid to Order 33 milk producers, but was siphoned off to the pockets of producers in areas that do not normally share in the Mideast Area revenue pool.

Dairy Channel: Robotic milking systems have come long way

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the progress being made in robotic milking systems.

Dairy Channel: Time to change way you utilize manure

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, compares economic value of nitrogen fertilizers with using livestock manure as nutrient.

Dairy Excel: The future is now, but who knows exactly what to do about it?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Diane Shoemaker writes about writes about rotary parlors in California and how the work and how they don’t.

Dairy Channel: Dairy conference offers lots to learn: morning, noon and night

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Diane Shoemaker writes about the Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference March 7 in Canton.

Dairy Excel: BSE: The history and implications

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columbiana County Extension agent Ernie Oelker explains mad cow disease.

Dairy Excel: Do you know your farm’s numbers

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Northeastern Ohio Extension specialist Jim Polson wants you to sharpen your pencil this winter.

Dairy Channel: Milk producers have options to reclaim profit margins

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Don’t like your milk check? Shop around, says Dianne Shoemaker, district OSU Extension dairy specialist.

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