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Three Areas To Focus On Lameness

Nearly a quarter of our world's cattle are lame, but there are steps dairy producers can take to alleviate challenges on their operation. Dr. Mike Hutjens shares three critical areas to combat lameness on today's Dairy Radio:

Congress Has Work Before Summer Recess

Lawmakers need to pass a budget before heading to summer recess. NMPF's Chris Galen provides an update, and also reminds us of the public comment deadline for input on the new dietary guidelines:

July Class III: $24.54

The Agriculture Department announced the July Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $24.54 per hundredweight, up $3.50 from June, 6 cents shy of the all-time record $24.60 in September 2014, and $6.99 above July 2019. It put the 2020 average at $17.30, up...

The Heat Is On

This month's Ask the Vet segment, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek has some important tips on how to mitigate heat stress. If you have a question for Ryan email: askthevet@crystalcreeknatural.com

Dairy Margin Coverage: Buy What You Can

Dr. Mark Stephenson, PhD, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at UW-Madison and Director of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability updated dairy producers on the government's Dairy Margin Coverage program and the latest dairy market news, in a recent PDPW Dairy...

China’s Dairy Appetite Increasing

June dairy imports to China were “impressive,” according to HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mielke about them on today's Dairy Radio:

Don’t Cut Corners With Calf Starters

Five different aspects of a good calf starter are discussed with Dr. Mike Hutjens:

Specialty Cheeses Growing in Popularity

Specialty cheeses are discussed with Dr. John Lucey, PhD, Director of Center for Dairy Research, Professor of food Science at UW-Madison. Comments from PDPW's Dairy Signal.

Class III Prices Remain Strong

Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on the latest dairy prices. He says the impact COVID-19 is having on Class III prices remains strong, but the other classes are not performing as well. Comments from PDPW Dairy Signal

Milk Production & Cold Storage Update

Today we take a look at the most recent milk production and cold storage reports from USDA, with Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter:

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Chris Galen

Chris Galen

NMPF

The National Milk Report with Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation.

NMPF is the voice for dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies. Listen Twice a Month for The National Milk Report.

Email: cgalen@nmpf.org

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Dr. Mike Hutjens

Dr. Mike Hutjens

Illinois

Mike Hutjens was raised on a 313 acre, 70 cow grade Holstein farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was active in 4-H completing 10 years with an achievement award trip to National 4-H Congress. In FFA, he received the Wisconsin State Farmer Award.

Email: hutjensm@illinois.edu

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Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Crystal Creek

A Breath of Fresh Air – with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. a family owned livestock nutrition and animal health company that has been serving the farming community since 1997.

Listen to Dr. Leiterman’s analysis on calf barn ventilation the first Wednesday of every month.

Email: info@crystalcreeknatural.com

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Shelly Mayer

Shelly Mayer

PDPW

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin present “The World of Dairy.”

Listen every Tuesday as PDPW brings us experts to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

Email: mail@pdpw.org

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Lee Mielke

Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly

Lee Mielke, editor of the Mielke Market Weekly. From Berlin, Wisconsin to Lynden, Washington, Lee was the founder and voice of DairyLine Radio for many years. Lee currently writes a nationally syndicated column, The Mielke Market Weekly.

Listen for Lee’s interviews with top dairy analysts every Monday on Dairy Radio Now.

Email: lkmielke@aol.com

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Dave Natzke

Dave Natzke

Progressive Dairyman

Dave’s Dairy Digest with Dave Natzke, editor of the Progressive Dairyman. Raised on a northeast Wisconsin dairy farm, Natzke brings decades of agricultural and dairy journalism experience to the airwaves.

Listen to Dave’s Dairy Digest reports every month.

Email: dave@progressivepublish.com

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