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  1. Dairy Cash Flow Assistance UPDATED: CFAP 2 Program Application Open Through December 11, 2020, EIDL Still Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-5/dairy-cash-flow-assistance-updated-cfap-2-program

    still an issue on many dairy farms. Two programs are currently available that may be of assistance. CFAP ... predicted production from September through December 2020. Predicted production will be equal to the daily ... November and December. Those pounds will also be multiplied by $1.20/cwt. Farmers will need to provide ...

  2. Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-5/precautions-feeding-frosted-and-drought-stressed

    species, but nitrates can be an issue even in drought stressed perennial forages. There is also an ... grazing drought stressed forage, send in a forage sample to be tested for nitrates. Most labs now offer ... animals, but greenchop or hay cut right after a freeze can be more dangerous. When in doubt, test the ...

  3. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient prices When comparing the prices in Table ... than estimates for July ($15.97 and $16.39/cwt, respectively), but the current IONC is likely to be ... opportunity, and their usage should be maximized within the limits of a properly balanced diet. In addition, ...

  4. Dairy Pricing, Outlook, and Risk Management Series Coming in November

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-5/dairy-pricing-outlook-and-risk-management-series

    November. The meetings will be live via zoom, so grab your lunch and join us on your computer or listen in from ...

  5. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    pearl millet, and teff grass, are being used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This ... digestibility (NDFD) were measured on 4 dates after planting, with the forage being cut to a 4-inch stubble ... advantage for the BMR hybrid over the non-BMR sudangrass variety (“Normal”).   In general, diets can be ...

  6. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    Ohio State University Short-season forages planted in late summer can be sources of highly digestible ... fiber in dairy rations.There are several excellent forage options that can be considered for no-till or ... conventional tillage plantings in the late summer or early fall planting window. These forages can be a planned ...

  7. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    given the low soil moisture status across many areas. The decision to plant or not will have to be made ... mid-August plantings being intermediate. In a no-till situation, minimize competition from existing weeds by ... seedbed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil moisture and ...

  8. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    prices quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm ... support US food production.  More information about the program can be found here: ... detailed information about how the CFAP program works for dairy farms can be found in the previous issue of ...

  9. August 28 Deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-3/august-28-deadline-coronavirus-food-assistance

    quickly reversed course, and what seemed to be improving prices did not materialize in on-farm milk ... production.  More information about the program can be found here: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap including an ... information about how the CFAP program works for dairy farms can be found in the previous issue of Buckeye ...

  10. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    oats is its versatility in planting date. Oats can also be planted in the summer as an early fall ... a more accurate assessment for planting rate may be to seed 80 to 100 lb/acre, regardless of the source. ... The oats should be planted into moisture up to 1.5 inches deep if needed. No-till planting is the ...

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