Management

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training Set

Source : Kurt Froelich   Anyone who works with anhydrous ammonia, especially those applying nitrogen fertilizer on crop fields, will be able to learn how to handle it safely during an online workshop North Dakota State University Extension’s Stark-Billings County office is hosting Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Mountain time. John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension…

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On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

By : 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 avian and swine influenza or the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001, can help…

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STD Awareness Month — For Your Cattle

DULUTH, Ga. (April 1, 2020) — April is STD Awareness Month, and cows should not be left out of the conversation. “Trichomoniasis, or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease that has the ability to cut a calf crop in half,”1 stated John Davidson, DVM, senior associate director of beef professional veterinary services, Boehringer Ingelheim. “A bull’s value can be…

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Approaches for Reestablishing Hay Feeding Areas

By : Chris Teutsch, UK Research and Education Center at Princeton Figure 1. Excessive rainfall and high livestock concentration in and around hay feeding areas has resulted in almost complete disturbance. Wet conditions this winter have resulted in almost complete disturbance in and around hay feeding areas. Even well-designed hay feeding pads will have significant…

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Late Planted Corn Silage Yields Value

By : Garth Ruff, OSU Extension Henry County; Jason Hartschuh, OSU Extension Crawford County; Allen Gahler, OSU Extension Sandusky County (originally published in Ohio Farmer on-line) The combination of poor quality hay made in 2018, historic alfalfa winter kill, and excessive rainfall across most of Ohio in the spring of 2019 created a large need…

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