Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Holding regular, consistent farm business meetings are a tool to promote and facilitate communication and build trust within the farm business.

A new OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences program, eFields, promotes production agriculture through the use of on-farm research.
Dairy calf

One measure of profitability is net income per cow, with competitive farms above $1,300 per cow. Learn how to improve reproductive efficiency on your farm.
alfalfa field

As we approach an ideal time to establish alfalfa, Jeff Stachler asks, "have you thought about what needs to be done to successfully establish alfalfa?"

Throughout history, the dairy industry has benefited human health. It aided in the development of the smallpox vaccine and the process of pasteurization.
alfalfa field

Weeds can also be a problem if they were not properly managed prior or just after seeding the alfalfa.
cattle in pasture

The financial stress of running a dairy farm continues to take a toll on your physical and mental health. Find out what you can do to manage the stress.
snowy pasture

While the weather has been strange and challenging this winter, it hasn't presented the challenges farmers faced during a particularly cold winter in 2004.
Milk cows

Dairy Excel columnist Bonnie Ayers provides insight into what skills and qualities dairy industry employers are looking for in potential employees.
Dairy cattle

"Milking the best and selling the rest" is fundamental to dairy farm management; however, the condition of the animal needs to be considered for transport.
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