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U.S. Dairy Farmers Remain Dedicated to Healthy Cows

The national dairy FARM program (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) works with dairy producers, processors and industry partners to demonstrate the highest standards on U.S. dairy farms. Dr. Jennifer Van Os from UW-Madison joined us on today's PDPW Producer...

June Dairy Month Is Not Fake

Hoards Dairyman managing editor Corey Geiger echoes our belief that June Dairy Month is not fake milk month. A growing number of consumers believe drinking a beverage from a plant is more beneficial than what comes from a cow. Geiger tells us if consumers really knew...

Corkscrew Claw Syndrome

Hoof health is our topic this week with Dr. Mike Hutjens, retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois. He tells us about a UW-Madison study that examines a hoof condition in young heifers:

China Trade Concerns

National Milk's Chris Galen joined us on our Policy Thursday to discuss theongoing trade war between the U.S. and China and the new Dairy Margin Coverage program:

African Swine Fever Strikes China

Matt Gould, analyst of the Dairy & Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today's Mielke Monday to update us on African swine fever in China and how it may impact the dairy industry.

Improving Animal Welfare

The U.S. dairy industry continues to evolve by using best management practices to care for their animals. Dr. Jennifer Van Os, assistant professor of dairy science at UW-Madison, joined us on PDPW's Producer Tuesday to tell us about understanding and improving the...

MPP Refunds Available

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that dairy producers who had coverage under the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which provided payments to producers when the price of milk fell below the feed costs to produce it, are eligible to receive a...

Dairy’s Global Warming Claim Exaggerated

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, an air quality specialist from the University of California at Davis, dispels some myths on livestock's impact on air pollution.

China Import Update

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses China's latest importdata:

Prepare For Heat Stress

Warmer weather is in the forecast. Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us with important information on caring for animals during times of heat stress.

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. 

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is an excellent time to plan your upcoming construction projects. Some of the more common calf barn designs incorporate naturally ventilated, curtain sidewall barns. Dr. Ryan Leiterman reminds us how to properly use curtains, eves and ridge vents as we ease out of the colder months.

Winter Housing: Focus On Air Volume Not Speed

Cold temperatures are here and winter is quickly approaching. As the temperatures drop, calf barns are closed up and the ventilation rates are turned down. As an industry we do this reflexively, but is it what’s best for the calves? If it’s not ‘drafty,’ can a calf have too much fresh air? Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us more on this month’s A Breath of Fresh Air on Dairy Radio Now:

 

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