Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?

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

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

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, discusses the factors and formulas involved in figuring a fair price for ear corn.

Pasture growth has been tremendous so far this year, but late summer heat and dry spells can change conditions quickly.
alfalfa field

Learn how to adjust your harvesting schedule to increase alfalfa yields without sacrificing quality.

Making management decisions to minimize taxes is wise; evading tax is not. Landowners who have signed gas and oil leases, or are getting royalties, need to give some thought to tax management on the payments received.

Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist Normand St-Pierre reflects on his career and current issues in the dairy industry.

A good start on having a profitable dairy farm is a high milk price; however, the fundamental need is astute management of the cows,...
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.