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
GO2: Maximum Disinfection Power With Minimal Costs
March 4, 2014 — GO2 is liquid CLO2 produced from two simple powders combined into ordinary tap water to produce a 4,000 ppm concentrate. Read more details at go2dairy.com. Type in the word Dairyline in the promo code to receive a bonus discount. Jonathan Leppke & Mark Pedro tell us more about how GO2 can benefit […]
Automated Feeders Benefit High Production Cows
March 4, 2014 — BouMatic’s Denis Behnke has some advice for dairy producers who are thinking about investing in an automated feeding system.
Kansas Ranks First in Milk Production Growth
March 3, 2014 — A report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), shows Kansas’ milk production grew at the fastest rate in the United States, growing 7.3 percent, in 2013. Bill Brown from the Kansas Department of Agriculture joined us on Monday’s DairyLine to discuss.
with Keith Bolson
“The Silage Man”
with Scott Stewart