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Harvesting & Storage Process

Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses some of the unavoidable and avoidable losses when harvesting feed for storage:

Ventilation Research

Dr. Jennifer Van Os, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Animal Welfare in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares research that helps producers combat heat stress with their animals through proper, effective...

Dairy Demand Positive

Dairy product demand was “mostly positive” in July, according to HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mielke about the details.

Feed Update

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides the latest numbers on feed:

USDA Invests In Climate Smart Solutions

Dairy farmers are receiving assistance from USDA when it comes to Climate Smart Solutions. Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more on today's Dairy Radio Now:

U.S. Dairy Exports Remain Positive

Krysta Harden, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to update listeners on the latest efforts of marketing our dairy products around the globe:

Dairy Protein Research Wide-Ranging

Dr. Denise Ney, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the benefits of dairy protein.

U.S. Dairy Exports Remain Strong

U.S. dairy exports remained strong in July. Lee Mielke talks about them with HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess.

Calf Diarrhea: Two Causes, Two Strategies

This month's "Ask the Vet' mailbag we look into one of the most devastating diseases affecting calf raisers. Calf scours are an economically devastating primarily because scours cause calves to rapidly dehydrate. Providing proper hydration can help shorten the...

Global Dairy Symposium In Madison

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will host a Global Dairy Symposium at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The...

Bolsen Safety Foundation Launches Campaign

The Bolsen Safety Foundation, dedicated to educating people involved in forage and grain making on safety, begins a “Keith’s Happy Heavenly Birthday” campaign to gain member donors and sponsors. Learn more at https://www.silagesafety.org/become-a-member-donor.html

Keith Bolsen, who passed away last May, and whose birthday is this week, dedicated his life to the science of silage making. He traveled the world promoting good management practices based on the research he and others conducted. Seeing the tragic loss of life and serious injuries commonly occurring to those he was teaching, he turned his attention to promoting safe practices to go along with better management. As a result, he and his widow, Ruthie, started the foundation that now bears his name.

The Bolsen Safety Foundation is currently run by a board of ten volunteers from across the US, representing academia, farm owners, and agribusinesses. The foundation is developing a Speakers Bureau (meetings, conventions, school lectures, radio, TV, webinar), Written/AV Materials (silage safety guidelines, silage safety employee meeting agendas/kit, high school/college/employer safety book, safety signs for farm posting, safety videos, and Grant Funding (schools, associations for local projects, etc.). Promotion of safe practices is targeted to forage farmers, anyone living near feed storage, animal agriculture students, choppers/harvester operators, pile/storage makers, feeders, and nutritionists.

To learn more and become a member donor to the Bolsen Safety Foundation contact go to www.silagesafety.org.

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