Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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

It's just a bull. He'll only be here until ________ (insert your local livestock sale day). No rush feeding him, we won't be raising him, he'll be someone else's problem.
Calf barn

Learn more about best practices to help calves regulate their temperature and conserve their energy while taking care to prevent disease.

Just because one farmer offers to pay more per acre doesn’t necessarily mean they will care for the land like someone who offers less per acre.

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.
alfalfa field

We are approaching a good time period to establish alfalfa seedings. Have you thought about what needs to be done to successfully establish alfalfa?
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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.
udder

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary gland, usually caused by a bacterial infection. It can be costly for dairy producers. Learn how to manage it.
Ohio farm silhouette

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

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