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Reducing the environmental impact of dairy waste

  Two researchers in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University are studying how to cut methane gas produced by cows and reduce the phosphorus and nitrogen that end up in their manure — and potentially waterways. While Zhongtang Yu didn’t grow up …

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Technicals suggest weaker future cattle prices

I have been impressed by the strength of feeder cattle and calf markets through the fall. But what do the technicals say? Very clearly sell. The feeder cattle futures have shown weakness in mid-October after rallying to fill the gap down in late September. My interpretation of the feeder cattle …

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OSU Extension Sheep Team creates blog

Ohio’s shepherds now have a place to find all the latest information on sheep production, industry research conducted at Ohio State, and daily management tips. The recently rebuilt The Ohio State University Extension Sheep Team blog page can be found at http://u.osu.edu/sheep/. The site is managed by the Sheep Team …

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Trump Administration announces withdraw of GIPSA rules

The Trump administration announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by a number of livestock groups that opposed the Obama-era rules. “This is a victory for America’s cattle and beef producers — and it’s a victory for America’s consumers. Agriculture …

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Dairy feed bunk management

The current state of the dairy economy has dairy farm managers looking for ways to improve cow productivity and reduce expenses. One management area that may offer some of these returns is the feed bunk. It is important to work with the herd nutritionist to provide a ration that will …

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2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium: Improving profitability of the sheep operation through nutrition, reproduction, economics, and marketing

The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future. The increasingly popular Friday program dubbed “Shepherd’s College” by the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning committee will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep …

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