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.
Northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the progress being made in robotic milking systems.
Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, compares economic value of nitrogen fertilizers with using livestock manure as nutrient.
Diane Shoemaker writes about writes about rotary parlors in California and how the work and how they don’t.
Diane Shoemaker writes about the Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference March 7 in Canton.
Columbiana County Extension agent Ernie Oelker explains mad cow disease.
Northeastern Ohio Extension specialist Jim Polson wants you to sharpen your pencil this winter.
Don’t like your milk check? Shop around, says Dianne Shoemaker, district OSU Extension dairy specialist.
Farming was, is and always will be risky. Managers can reduce the uncertainty of their decisions through more and better information.
This is a challenging time for milk producers. Find out what your weakest management areas are and work on these first.
Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker pens a short ode to the season – as seen from the barn.
The benefit of TQM to a dairy producer, regardless of herd size, is that it simplifies your work life because it defines the important farm quality goals, how they will be achieved, and what needs to be done to produce the quality product.
An Ohio State ag economist crunches the numbers on large dairy herds in this week’s Dairy Channel column.
What does the cow have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? OSU Extension District Dairy Agent Dianne Shoemaker offers a long list in this week’s Dairy Channel column.
Controlling feed costs means feeding balanced rations, and balancing rations starts with forage sampling and analysis. Dairy Excel team member Tom Noyes offers some tips for sampling.
Dairy commentary by OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker takes a look at the decline in the number of U.S. dairy farms.
A bi-weekly column written by dairy experts within Ohio State University Extension.