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Methionine in Dairy Production

Dr. Mike Hutjens shares info about the role methionine plays in dairy production:

CFAP Prepares For Round 2

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the next round of payments from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP):

World Forage Analysis Superbowl Goes Virtual

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl will announce winners virtually at noon on September 30 via webcast of the Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon. Interested contestants, sponsors, media and forage enthusiasts can register to attend the online event...

2020 Brings Cautious Approach

Ag economist Dr. Mark Stephenson from UW-Madison shares his insights on the dairy industry from a recent Dairy Signal webcast sponsored by PDPW:

Volatile Dairy Demand

Dairy demand remains “extremely volatile,” according to Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter:

Four Pillars of Sustainability

Dr, Frank Mitloehner from the Dept. of Animal Science at UC-Davis shares the four pillars of sustainability. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:

Dairy Market Uncertainty

The dairy markets faces a lot of uncertainty ahead and several opposing forces, according to StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks with Lee Mielke about them:

Heat Stress Impact

Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses the impact of summer heat stress:

CFAP Enrollment Deadline Approaching

National Milk's Chris Galen updated Dairy Radio listeners on the latest news regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program:

Calf Diarrhea is Cause For Concern

Newborn calves face many challenges and one of the more debilitating is diarrhea. Dr. Ryan Leiterman shares two common types in this month's Ask the Vet segment.

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Ask The Vet

Heard on Dairy Radio 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.

e-mail your questions to: AskTheVet@CrystalCreekNatural.com


Why Vaccines Fail

Vaccination programs are an important part of herd health, but sometimes a vaccine can fail. This month’s “Ask the Vet” segment, Dr Ryan Leiterman explores why this happens and the importance of booster shots, or repeat vaccinations.


Knowing Your Calf Vaccines

Young calves need vaccinations to stay healthy and productive; but what type of vaccine should you use? In this June segment of Ask the Vet, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us the different types of vaccines available and why it is important to always know what type of vaccine you are including in your protocol.


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