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  1. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/celebrate-50th-anniversary-earth-day

    On April 22, we celebrate the 50 th Anniversary of Earth Day, but it won’t be like many of us have been planning for the last many months.  Please be watching for announcements of Earth Day events at Ohio State. On April 15, you are invited to join us for ...

  2. Nature Now with Andrew Hoffman

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/nature-now-andrew-hoffman

    Field Report from Andrew:  (Andrew Hoffman is a Graduate Research Assistant with the OSU Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab) Right now we are in the thick of amphibian breeding season and, given patterns this year, I suspect it will stay active for the next ...

  3. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Wooster The equation used by many feed testing labs to estimate net energy for lactation (NEL) values is based on equations developed at OA ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for January and February were at $19.91 and $17.01/cwt, respectively. The Class III component pric ...

  5. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in the air, with the tulips and daffodils starting to bloom, and alfalfa fields coming back to life. It is also the time when our barn ventilation systems roar ...

  6. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University Spring is underway, and thus, we expect it to be windy. However, the direction from which the wind is blowing can affect the warmth o ...

  7. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County; Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, Extension Dairy Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Extension Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on sanitation experiences from outbreaks, such as av ...

  8. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing and teaching protocols for crucial farm tasks forms the foundation of training farm employees. Strictly speaking, protocol is defined as a set of rules or sta ...

  9. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The weather outlook for our spring planting season is not enc ...

  10. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an important component of many livestock operations.  ...

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