Forage is the Backbone of Dairy Rations
March 14, 2014 — This week, Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses the importance of monitoring your forage program and implementing the proper strategy through the entire fermentation process.
City Folks Just Don’t Get It
March 13, 2014 – FarmersOnly.com was founded in 2005 by Jerry Miller, an advertising executive in the agriculture industry. Miller’s close friend, a farmer, could not relate to the people on mainstream dating sites and was about to give up on finding love. Miller recognized that this problem was true for farmers all across the […]
Planning for Optimistic Future
March 12, 2014 — Dan Basse from AgResource joined us again on DairyLine to update producers on what action they should be taking during these profitable times.
The Trouble with IV Calcium
March 12, 2014 — Some producers are using intravenous infusions of calcium as a first choice preventative for their fresh cows. Dr. Brent Cousin, with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, explains why this isn’t a good idea unless absolutely necessary.
Parlor Management: What’s Your Cow Doing?
March 11, 2014 — This week’s SmartDairy Update, BouMatic’s Denise Behnke tells us about the importance of parlor management. In the milking parlor, SmartDairy manages pulsation, meters and detachers so dairy managers can evaluate cows, milk production and employee efficiency. For efficient cow traffic flow, SmartDairy controls crowd gates, stall operation and all entrance, exit […]
Vilsack Announces Initatives for Small Farms
March 10, 2014 — Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced several initiatives to assist small and mid-scale farms and local and regional agriculture. Among the highlights were two initiatives — changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan program and the creation of Whole Farm Diversified Risk Management revenue insurance — that the National Sustainable […]
Wisconsin Dairy Start-Up Challenging but Rewarding
Randy Schmidt, owner/partner of S&S Jerseyland Dairy from Sturgeon Bay, WI., joins us this week to share about why he chose to start a new dairy last year.
The Cost of Raising Heifers
March 7, 2014 — Heifer prices have been strong lately, but what’s the price for raising heifers? Dairy extension specialist Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois explains in this week’s “Feed Facts” podcast on DairyLine Radio.
Swapping Silage for Beets
March 6, 2014 — Feeding sugar beets to dairy cows is nothing new, but becoming more popular, as we hear in this DairyLine Radio segment with Arizona dairyman Paul Rovey.
Eyes on Horizon, Pencils to Paper
March 5, 2014 — PDPW’s Annual Business Conference is March 12-13 in Madison, Wisconsin. Keynote speaker of day 2 is Dan Basse, agricultural economist with Ag Resource. We asked him what he plans to talk about in this podcast presented by PDPW. More info at pdpw.org
with Keith Bolson
“The Silage Man”
with Scott Stewart