Podcast
Consider Snaplage as an Alternative Feed Source
October 24, 2014 — Today’s Feed Facts looks at Snaplage as an alternative feed source for dairy producers. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more about how new technology is making this type of feed more popular.  
U.S. Calf Expert Helps Lebanese Producers
October 23, 2014 — During a recent trip to Lebanon, Purina Animal Health Calf & Heifer Specialist Gary Geisler visited dairies to offer his expertise in improving calf health. The visit was part of a program sponsored by U.S. Aid for International Development, called Farmer-to-Farmer. He gave us the highlights of the trip on Thursday’s DairyLine:
Managers Academy Puts You in the Drivers Seat
October 22, 2014 — Every year, the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin sponsor the Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals. Executive education developed for dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors.  The next one is scheduled for January 13-15, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. PDPW’s Kathy Muth gave us a preview on today’s DairyLine Radio:
Dairy Girl Network Keeps Growing
October 21, 2014 — Women representing all aspects of the dairy industry now have an opportunity to join the Dairy Girl Network. Expressing values to connect, inspire and achieve, the intent of the Dairy Girl Network committee is to develop appealing and applicable programming for both women operators of dairy farms and those involved within […]
DCHA Helps in Moving Your Herd Forward
October 20, 2014 — Founded in 1996, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association continues to grow and evolve to meet the growing needs of the dairy industry, with a dedicated focus on dairy calves and heifers that shape our industry. DCHA is the only national organization focused on all producers and managers raising dairy calves […]
Learning the Forage Alphabet
October 17, 2014 — Forages are the key to dairy rations because they are the backbone of the program. Forages dictate a lot of the nutrient intake and quality of the ration. Also it is usually locally produced on the farm as it’s very challenging to transport the wet silages. This week we discuss the […]
A New Approach to Calf Milk Replacer Formulation
October 16, 2014 — Growing demand for whey protein drives both milk prices and the input costs of  calf milk replacer protein – an opportunity for dairy producers and a challenge  for the dairy industry. Dr. Tom Earleywine from Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, tells us about a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation […]
PDPW Dairy Tours Head to Texas
October 15, 2014 — From canyons to cowboys, big spaces to big steaks, everything Texas is famous for is in the Texas Panhandle. This region, where the Southern Plains meets the desert, is the milk production capital of Texas. Between 2000 and 2012, the region saw a nearly tenfold increase in the number of dairy […]
What’s the Buzz on Feed?
October 15, 2014 — Feed prices have been very favorable for dairy producers as of late, and very welcome since feeding dairy cows is a major cost in any operation. But where are they heading? Stewart Peterson Inc.’s Mike Rusch tells us the latest buzz in this month’s installment of “At the Corner of Strategy and Discipline.” […]
The Importance of Using Antibiotics Judiciously
October 14, 2014 — The dairy industry is very committed to delivering a high quality product to market, and always has been. However, consumer demands are changing and they are becoming ever more interested in how food is produced. We had a chance to visit recently with Dr. Brian Miller, professional services veterinarian for Boehringer […]
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