Friday, October 19, 2018

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about the dairy "refrigerator," that includes not only the bulk forage, grain and supplement storages, but also the mixed feeds as they are delivered to the varying animal groups and how refused feed is handled.

Tom Noyes, dairy agent for OSU Extension in Wayne County write about the need to manage heat stress in a dairy herd. When a herd averages over 70 pounds of milk per day, the cows generate a lot of heat. Heat stress becomes more a big problem.

Ernie Oelker agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County. writes about somatic cell count and what it costs the dairy producer.

Bernie Erven, ag economist at The Ohio State University specializing in human resource issues and a member of the OSU Extension Dairy Excel team writes about that important first day on the job for new employees.

Kick your grazing management into high gear to take control of growth

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes that farmers get along with their neighbors when they respect their neighbors; support their community; practice good environmental stewardship; or, in a nutshell, "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

Ernie Oelker, Columbiana County extension agent, writes about the opposition to new large-scale dairy farms in Ohio, and how local groups are doing everything they can think of to block the development of these farms, including filing lawsuits against extension agents and university researchers who have provided information and services as requested.

Dianne Shoemaker, northeast Ohio district dairy specialist with OSU Extension, writes about Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, and how he grew up on a Wyoming dairy farm, and learned to do cartwheels through life.

Ernie Oelker, agricultural extension agent in Columbiana County, writes about loan and financial assistance programs for the family farm.

OSU Extension northeast Ohio district dairy specialist Diane Shoemaker writes about the OSU trip through Arizona to the Western Dairy Management Conference.
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