Saturday, June 25, 2022

(Editor's note: When OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker went to buy some iodine for their farm, she discovered she couldn't get it where she's always purchased it.
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Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?
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Does anyone really understand the convoluted legal language in pipeline lease agreements? You’d better try. Here's what landowners should include to protect themselves.
baler and round bales

With this year's weird weather, you may be wondering how to value a standing hay crop. OSU Extension field specialist Dianne Shoemaker has some answers.

After reading and searching the Internet, I found some interesting and practical information to help dairy managers and nutritionists evaluate ration management based on hoof health and appearance.
Wisconsin dairy farm

Finding joy and clinging to that joy is what will bring you through hard times, and it has some health benefits, too.

For many, it’s ‘out of the box’ thinking to consider having someone outside the family assume the ownership and management of a farm, but it may be a viable option to consider.
Ohio farm silhouette

How is ROA calculated? Ohio State University Extension educator Chris Zollar offers insight in this week's Dairy Excel column.

There's been shift in profit centers on some Midwestern dairy farms for a couple years, one that is likely to shift again in 2014.
Red clover

For some producers across the state, last winter was hard on an established alfalfa hayfield. An option is to improve the stand with perennial grasses.