What’s In Store For 2019

Dairy farmers and allied industry will get an update on the U.S. dairy markets and global report from economist Dan Basse at PDPW's World Class Webinar on November 21, 2018.  Click here to register.  Listen below to Basse's comments on what he is looking at for 2019:...

NMPF Urges Congress to Put Farmers First in Lame-Duck Session

Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority in its lame-duck session that starts tomorrow, saying that dairy farmers harmed by low prices would benefit from the...

Great Buys in Feed

What are some of the good buys for byproduct feed? Dr. Mike Hutjens give us his two cents on this Feed Form Friday on Dairy Radio Now.  

ADSA Enhances The Learning Experience

Dr. Ken Olson from The American Dairy Science Association joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to share with us the wide variety of resources at dairy producers and industry professional's fingertips....

Focus on Bedding & Nutrition to Prevent Pneumonia

This month, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek debunks the myth that ventilation is the main cause of pneumonia.  

PDPW Calf Care Connection Is Next Week

Geek out on calves at the PDPW Calf Care Connection® training on Nov. 13, 14, 15, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., in Fennimore, Eau Claire and Chilton, Wis., respectively. This workshop is designed to challenge the most seasoned calf care managers, calf feeders and...

Is There A Silver Lining in Dairy’s Dark Cloud?

Matt Gould, an analyst of the Dairy & Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today's Mielke Monday to see if there is any silver lining in the down milk prices that producers are facing.  

Collaboration Creates Nutrition Package

Micronutrients USA (Micronutrients) and Kemin Industries (Kemin) are partnering to introduce IntelliBond® VITAL 5 Cr, the world's first nutrition package containing six essential trace minerals to support dairy and beef cattle well-being and performance. Dr. Scott Fry...

Profitability Is Possible

Today's Feed Form segment with Dr. Mike Hutjens focuses on being more profitable during a challenging time:  

Class III Drops 56 Cents

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price at $15.53 per hundredweight, down 56 cents from September, $1.16 below October 2017, and equates to $1.34 per gallon, down from $1.38 in September and $1.44 a year ago. The...

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

A Breath of Fresh Air with Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Heard on Dairy Radio Now the first Wednesday of every month. Dr. Ryan Leiterman is Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®.  Ryan is a dairy veterinarian experienced in calf barn ventilation design and analysis. He holds degrees in both Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine..

During his time in practice, Dr. Leiterman experienced first-hand how a properly designed ventilation system could improve calf health and calf raising profitability. He has worked with both new construction and retrofitted existing buildings to improve respiratory health. 

Previous Segments:

Nov. 2018: Pneumonia Prevention: Bedding and Nutrition:

Oct. 2018: Old Barns Can Have Cost Effective Calf Space:

Sept.  2018: Focus on the Calf Pen – Not the Barn:

Aug. 2018: Heat Hurts Calves Too:

July 2018: The Calf Wheel of Health:

June 2018: Retrofitting Stanchion Barns For Optimal Ventilation:


May 2018: Staying Consistent in an Inconsistent Environment:

April 2018: Curtains, Eves & Ridges:

March 2018: Building a New Calf Barn?

February 2018: Raising Healthy Calves Saves Time and Money

January 2018: Old Design Parameters Need Updating