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  1. Time to Take the Last Forage Cutting

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/time-take-last-forage-cutting

    Authors: Mark Sulc and Rory Lewandowski The best time to take a last harvest of forages is this ... The no cut zone of 500 to 200 GDD prior to the killing frost was September 17 to October 13 for three ...

  2. Harvest Management of Summer Annual Grasses

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    Authors: Mark Sulc and Bill Weiss Many producers in Ohio have planted summer annual grasses this ... dairy cows, on a dry matter basis. For lactating cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually ... (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows, at about 60 days after planting (50 inches tall) for ...

  3. Dealing with Winter Injured Forage Stands

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    a related article in the latest issue of Buckeye Dairy News. Other options, particularly for beef cattle or ... Author: Mark Sulc I’ve been hearing more reports from around the state of winter injured forage ...

  4. Pricing Standing Forage in the Field

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    Author: Mark Sulc Question: How do I set a price to buy a standing hay crop still growing in the ...

  5. Forages For the Future Regional Program

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    harvesting best practices Feeding considerations with a varied forage inventory PRESENTERS: Dr. Mark Sulc ...

  6. Forages are Ready to Harvest!

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    Author(s): Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, and Jeff Stachler Many alfalfa and forage stands across ... content of those fields. For alfalfa, values ranging near 40-42% NDF are ideal for lactating dairy cows. ... For grasses, less than 55% NDF is ideal for lactating dairy cows, and once you see the grasses heading ...

  7. Late Summer Planting of Perennial Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/late-summer-planting-perennial-forages

    Authors: Rory Lewandowski and Mark Sulc We are now in the second good opportunity of the year for ... wet soils are usually not an issue, and there may be fewer competing farm tasks than in the spring. ... carryover restrictions. This will certainly be an issue to check on acres where corn and soybean herbicides ...

  8. How to Feed and Use Poor Quality Forages

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    How can livstock producers best utilize the low quality hay harvested in 2019? ...

  9. Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year For Grazing

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    Authors: Mark Sulc, Dianne Shoemaker, Bill Weiss, Sarah Noggle With the forage shortage we are ...

  10. How to Speed up Hay Drying

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    Author: Mark Sulc Author’s note: Most of this article is adapted with permission from an article ... published in Farm and Dairy on 2 nd June 2010. It certainly applies this year. Many forage producers across ... square dry hay 15- 20% Large round dry hay 15- 18% Large rectangular dry hay 13- 15%   You can determine ...

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