Sunday, February 26, 2017

A total of 40 dairy enterprises participated in the 2015 Ohio Farm Business Analysis and Benchmarking Program, which includes data for more than 12,600 cows, representing nearly 5 percent of Ohio's dairy herd.

Prepare for the future. Form a succession plan for your farm.

If abomasal bloat is occurring on your farm, one of the first things that should be examined is the precise details of the nutrition program.

The bottom line is that more milk is available for sale than there are buyers, either domestically or internationally.

The first point in silage safety is to recognize that silage avalanches are real and there is no way to predict when and where they will occur.

Check out these teat health tips for your dairy herd to prevent teat skin damage, chapped teats and hyperkeratosis this winter.

The bulk of Americans have favored chains of name-brand discount stores, but the illusion of farming in the 21st century is still a somewhat difficult adjustment for consumers.

Low milk prices are having a real impact on dairy farmers and most are looking for ways to reduce expenses, while maintaining milk production.

To reach and maintain a profitable milk price, we have to export milk or milk products. The total value of US exports has been remarkably flat in 2016, averaging about $320 million dollars per month — the lowest levels seen in the last four years.

"Success Score Card — Benchmarking for Profit" and "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" will be held at the Ashtabula County Extension office, 39 Wall St., Jefferson, this winter.
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