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Dairy Excel/Channel: Should I buy my feed or grow my own?

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Ernie Oelker compares buying feed and growing your own.

Dairy Excel: See the potential for the trees: Managing all your farm’s crops

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Farmers should pay attention to trees, one of the most ignored crops on most farms.

Dairy Channel: No two cows are alike

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Diane Shoemaker writes about feral calves or cows with brain gaps.

Dairy Excel: Pay attention to calf health: It’s the basics of your milking string profit

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Diane Shoemaker explains how your calves’ health is important to your pocketbook.

Dairy Excel/Channel: Ohio close to final permit rules

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Ernie Oelker writes of the Ohio Department of Agriculture takeover of responsibilities for permitting large-scale livestock, poultry and dairy operations.

Dairy Excel: Buy/sell agreements are smooth business transition

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Even farm business owners need to consider how their operations will continue in their absence, or when they want to retire.

Frost seeding improves pastures, forage

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.

Dairy Channel: More ways to mess up your farm

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, finishes her list of 10 things people do to mess up their farms.

Dairy Excel: Is contract heifer raising in your future?

Thursday, February 7, 2002

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.

Dairy Channel: Reduce manure phosphorus to improve dairy profits, protect water resources

Thursday, January 31, 2002

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.


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