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Colostrum Myths

Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O' Lakes Animal Milk Solutions presented to PDPW Dairy Signal viewers the common myths associated with feeding colostrum to baby calves.

Dairy Market Update

November dairy product commercial disappearance continued to look good. High Ground Dairy's Lucas Fuess discusses with Lee Mielke:

Detecting Heat In Replacement Heifers

Dr. Mike Hutjens shares insightful information about breeding heifers in a timely manner with new technologies.

A REAL Dairy Guarantee

The REAL Seal stamp of assurance has been around for decades and is now managed by the National Milk Producers Federation. We get an update from NMPF's Chris Galen:

There’s An App For That

Dairy farmers share what apps they use to help them on the farm. Sponsored by PDPW

Strong Dairy Prices Ahead

Dairy prices are strong and will likely be around for awhile, according to dairy analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter, Matt Gould. He adds that the resulting higher milk prices will find their way to the farm this time and talks about it...

Body Condition Score Changes

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us for another Feed Forum Friday, where this week, Mike recaps a recent study focusing on body condition changes in early lactation cows. Sponsored by Feedworks USA, supplier of Agolin Ruminant

Consumers Missing Out On ‘The Good Stuff’

Michigan dairy producer Tom Wing joined us on our NDPO Producer Spotlight to discuss the importance of marketing the best milk possible, not only for great health, but also for long-term consumption. Click here for more details about the National Dairy Producers...

Strong Dairy Prices Ahead

Dairy prices for 2022 are projected at an eight-year high, with supply adjustments and booming exports across a wide range of products shoring up farmer balance sheets that have struggled with volatility during the pandemic era, NMPF Chief Economist Peter Vitaliano...

Regiments To A Healthy Lifestyle

Amy Mydral Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, Founder and President of Farmer’s Daughter Consulting shares some tips on how to improve the new year with a healthier lifestyle. Heard on the Dairy Signal and Sponsored by PDPW.

Congress Fails To Pass Farm Bill

Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway’s expressed his frustration on Friday that he and his colleagues will be unable to get a bill done on time. Chairman Conaway said:

“I told a writer the other day that I probably played football too long but as long as there was time on the clock, the score didn’t matter, you just go at it as hard as you can, for as long as you can. Once the clock goes to all zeros, which will be midnight on Sept. 30, then it’s a new game.

Folks are beginning to talk about extensions or whatever they want to. To me, that means they’ve given up and I hate giving up. I just—I don’t like people who give up. That’s just not what we do. Where we sit right now it is across almost all of the titles, there are legitimate policy differences of opinion across them. It’s not just SNAP, it’s not just the farm bill, it’s not just conservation, it’s not title—it’s a variety of things that we have yet to come to grips with. It’s really frustrating because no one of them, who are actually all of them in combination, are worthy of us not getting this done. It’s just a matter of having the political will to make those hard choices.

Producers don’t need the additional anxiety or uncertainty of not knowing what the next 5 years looks like with respect to a farm bill. They’re living this five year drop in net farm income, 50 percent drop, the worst since the depression, no real prospects of the commodity prices getting any better, so getting the farm bill done is really important, but it’s got to be important to everybody negotiating. Right now, I don’t get the sense that getting something done has quite the sense of urgency with my Senate colleagues as it does with me.

I need to make hay while the sun shines right now. It’s shining on us and getting this farm bill done ought to be about the policy, it ought to be about the people, it ought to be about who we can help, who we can assist in these really really hard times. And just know that, the House of Representative guys that are fighting this fight are in it to get this thing done because their recognition of just how tough times are right now in production agriculture.”

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