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  1. Harvesting Hay Crop Silage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-3/harvesting-hay-crop-silage

    The best single index of hay crop forage quality is NDF. We found that with alfalfa, milk production ...

  2. Summer Coliform Mastitis,

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-3/summer-coliform-mastitis

    the month of May where the temperature-humidity index (THI) exceeds 70, putting our cows under heat ...

  3. Best Management Practices for Winter Manure Application

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-1/best-management-practices-winter-manure-application

    http://www.ohleap.org/FactSheets/index.html. By adopting and following this respective USDA-NRCS Practice Standard, livestock farmers and ...

  4. How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/how-stop-algal-blooms-keep-drinking-water-safe

    revise Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index. Farmers use the index to plan their fertilizer applications. Steve ...

  5. The Costs of Nutrients, Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices and the Current Dairy Situation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-5/costs-nutrients-comparison-feedstuffs-prices-and

    Index (CJI) for August.  This index was constructed here at Ohio State to measure the difference between ...

  6. New Grant Focuses on Nutrient Management, Cleaner Lake Erie Water

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/new-grant-focuses-nutrient-management-cleaner-lake-erie-water

    their farms, including the Phosphorus Index calculation, which helps them identify fields with a high ... phosphorus index and other water quality risk tools, in order to develop more user-friendly means for growers ...

  7. Experts: Smaller Algal Bloom Predicted For Western Lake Erie

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/experts-smaller-algal-bloom-predicted-western-lake-erie

    for NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The 2016 bloom is expected to measure 5.5 on the severity index but ...

  8. Heat Stress- Where Do You Start?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/heat-stress-where-do-you-start

    temperature- humidity index (THI) exceeds the upper threshold of cow comfort by 5.6 units. The problem is ...

  9. Managing Dairy Cows During Heat Stress

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-3/managing-dairy-cows-during-heat-stress

    of our dairy cows prefer cooler temperatures.  At a temperature-humidity index (THI) of 68, a dairy ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    a discount), respectively. To estimate the cost of production at these nutrient levels, the Cow-Jones Index ... this index, milking cows should no doubt be profitable again using these market prices.  Table 1. ...

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