Thursday, January 23, 2020
dairy cattle

The 2018 dairy analysis work is in the books and is very reflective of the challenges Ohio’s dairy industry has faced since 2014.
corn kernels and dollar bills

Learn how to understand Cost Control: Operating Expense Ratio as defined by The Ohio State University Dairy Excel 15 Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness.

Ohio State Extension educator David Marrison answers some commonly-asked questions regarding 2019 income tax preparation for farmers.
snowy barn

One big thing to think about and inspect as you prepare for winter, are potential fire hazards in your barn. Learn how you can prevent winter barn fires.
Quality feed

Feed costs per cwt of milk sold and income over feed costs can be variable from year to year. Learn how to optimize the feed costs in your dairy.
Milking parlor

Learn how to improve your employee recruiting process and interview skills to find employees that are the right fit for your farm.
Dairy calf

Proper colostrum management improves calf health and eventually cow productivity. Learn how to use a colostrometer and a Brix meter to determine quality.
dairy cattle

In the past 12 months, 262 farms have ceased milk production in Ohio, and despite better prices, there will likely be more farm exits.
cattle in pasture

Always be aware of the behavior of animals around you. Assess their flight zone and note the look in their eyes.
chopping corn silage

There are two common ways to estimate tonnage, one based on plant height and the other based on estimated grain yield.