2018 total disappearance was higher across all commodities. High Ground Dairy’s Lucas Fuess talks about it with Lee Mielke on Monday’s Dairy Radio:
Today we focus on saving feed costs by managing shrink loss with Dr. Mike Hutjens, retired dairy extension specialist from the U of Illinois:
Working with the media may sound fun until reporters are showing up to cover an accident on your farm. Media veteran Katrina Cravy joined us on Dairy Radio Now with some tips.
Farmers should be checking for Tar Spot Complex, a brand new fungus problem that has occurred in the corn-belt and other areas of the U.S. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now.
With the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting the first month of data applicable to farmer payments under the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, the National Milk Producers Federation commended USDA for helping farmers understand the scope of DMC program and offered its own example to illustrate the potential benefits of maximizing coverage under the new top margin-coverage level of $9.50 per hundredweight. Read More
During challenging times there are places to cut costs but not when investing in fans to power your ventilation tube system. Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek tells us more:
Kwik Trip is a family owned company based in Lacrosse, Wisconsin and home to more than 18,000 associates. Scott Falkenberg, Sr. Category Mgr, joined us on Dairy Radio Now to tell us more and also preview a panel discussion on the future of food at next week’s PDPW Business Conference:
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says signups for the new Dairy Margin Coverage program will start on June 17th. Bob Gray from Northeast Dairy Cooperatives joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now with more info:
Brand new research out of the Miner Institute shows new forage feeding concepts for dairy producers. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on this Feed Forum Friday:
Lauren Brey runs a dairy operation with her husband in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and also works for Dairy Edge Cooperative in Green Bay. She joined us recently to share her concerns over products that are being labeled milk – but don’t come from a cow.
The Agriculture Department announced the February Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $13.89 per hundredweight, down 7 cents from January but 49 cents above February 2018 and the first month that The Class III price topped the previous year’s price since November 2017. It equates to $1.19 per gallon, down from $1.20 in January and compares to $1.15 a year ago.
The February Class IV price is $15.86, up 38 cents from January, $2.99 above a year ago, and the highest Class IV price since August 2017.
The four week average cheese price used in calculating the month’s Class prices was $1.3940 per pound, up 0.7 cents from January. Butter averaged $2.2644, up 3 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged 98 cents per pound, up 2.9 cents, and dry whey averaged 45.45 cents per pound, down 2.6 cents from January. Courtesy: Mielke Market Weekly
Negotiations happen in everyday life. They’re common in business, politics, companies and they’re also a part of relationships among family and friends. Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross, Founder of Building Bridges Seminars joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to preview a break out session she’s presenting March 14th at the PDPW Business Conference in Madison, Wisconsin:
Dr. David Kohl, President of AgriVisions, LLC, will be addressing dairy farmers next month at the PDPW Business Conference with his keynote theme – Your Time Is Now. He joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now for a preview:
Dr. Mike Hutjens shares with us the five different approaches that dairy farmers are facing in today’s economy :
The National Milk Producers Federation today filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, outlining a labeling solution to the use of dairy terms on non-dairy products as the agency considers public input from a recently concluded comment period.
The petition reinforces current FDA labeling regulations, with some additional clarification, to show how marketplace transparency can be enhanced and consumer harm from confusion over nutritional content can be reduced. It also addresses several specious arguments raised by marketers of vegan foods as part of the ongoing debate on dairy labeling, such as the false idea that creating consistent, clear labeling of non-dairy products would somehow limit the use of dairy terms on products that clearly aren’t marketed as dairy substitutes, such as peanut butter. (The petition may be accessed here.)
The March Federal order Class I base milk price is $15.98 per hundredweight, up 68 cents from February, $2.62 above March 2018, and the highest Class I price since October 2018. It equates to about $1.37 per gallon, up from $1.15 a year ago. The three-month Class I average is at $15.47, up from $14.35 at this time a year ago and compares to $17.03 in 2017. Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
In a letter to Hamdi Ulukaya, chief executive officer of Chobani, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern thanked the company for supporting transparency in the use of dairy terms on food-product labels, the subject of a recently ended FDA comment period. Read More
Introducing dairy’s premiere educational event, the 2019 PDPW Business Conference – March 13-14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin (See Program). PDPW’s executive director Shelly Mayer joined us for a preview on today’s Dairy Radio Now:
More than 1,800 dairy cattle died from the recent winter blizzards in Eastern Washington. Matt Gould, editor and analyst of the Dairy & Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to discuss:
Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us once again on our Feed Form Friday to discuss a “real must” on dairy farms – clean colostrum:
Connect and visualize your data and make better decisions faster with My Dairy Dashboard. That’s according to CEO Mitch Norby, who joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to share the latest.
Keith Engel, dairy farm hygiene & supplies specialist at GEA Farm Technologies joined us on today’s Wellness Wednesday to discuss the importance of consistency and cleanliness when producing high quality milk.
Part three of our conversation with Rhonda Strebel, executive director of the Rural Health Initiative. She tells us that the Wisconsin based organization is ‘one of a kind’ in the U.S.
The big jump in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction was good news for the global dairy market but the U.S. is not benefiting as much from it. Lee Mielke talks with HighGround Dairy’s director of market intelligence, Lucas Fuess:
Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on our Feed Form Friday to discuss the recent cold snap farmers are facing in the Midwest.
Will cooler heads prevail to fund the U.S. government? Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today’s Policy Thursday:
It is human nature to turn the fans off during the cold winter months, but Dr. Ryan Leiterman says, “What’s the harm? ” He explains in this month’s installment of “A Breath of Fresh Air.”
The U.S. Dairy Export Council’s latest outlook is positive for 2019. Alan Levitt, VP of Communications & Market Analysis joined us on our Mielke Monday to discuss:
U.S. milk prices are beginning a slow rebound but have a long way back to profitability. The Agriculture Department announced the January Federal order Class III benchmark price at $13.96 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from December but 4 cents below January 2018. It equates to $1.20 per gallon, up from $1.18 in December and compares to $1.20 a year ago.
The January Class IV price is $15.48, up 39 cents from December, $2.35 above a year ago, and the highest Class IV price since September 2017.
The four week USDA surveyed cheese price used in calculating the month’s Class prices averaged $1.3868 per pound, up 1.3 cents from December. The butter price averaged $2.2343, down 0.8 cent. Nonfat dry milk averaged 95.13 cents per pound, up 4.9 cents, and dry whey averaged 48.05 cents per pound, up 1.2 cents from December. Courtesy of the Mielke Market Weekly
A study released today by the U.S Dairy Export Council projects new trade agreements between Japan and other countries will put U.S. dairy exports at a competitive disadvantage, resulting in lost U.S. sales of $5.4 billion over 21 years (Read more). USDEC President and CEO Tom Vilsack joined us on Dairy Radio Now to discuss:
Not a lot of of optimism taken from last week’s annual Dairy Forum in Orlando. Jerry Dryer discusses the details with Lee Mielke:
With the federal government poised to reopen for three weeks after a 35-day partial shutdown that delayed implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, the National Milk Producers Federation today sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging quick implementation of the law’s dairy provisions. Read More
Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us the importance of proper blood calcium levels in transition cows:
With only six days to go before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comment period on fake milks ends, new consumer research shows Americans widely disapprove of dairy terms being appropriated by fake-milk producers, as well as confusion on the nutritional content of milk versus plant-based imitators, offering further evidence that FDA must enforce long-existing standards of identity on dairy imposters. Read More
Attorney George Twohig joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to discuss the do’s and don’ts of writing a farm employee manual. Twohig Law
The partial government shutdown has cost the dairy markets some regularly supplied information from USDA. How important was that info? FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke on today’s Dairy Radio Now.
Dr. Mike Hutjens is back on to tell us some key factors in determining where future milk prices are heading.
The February Federal Order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $15.30 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from January, $1.05 above February 2018, and the highest Class I price since November 2018.
It equates to $1.32 per gallon, up from $1.23 a year ago, and puts the two month average at $15.21, up from $14.85 a year ago but compares to $17.09 in 2017. Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in addition to Tuesday, January 22, during normal business hours. The offices will be closed for the federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21. Read More
Warren McDougal, regional sales manager with Central Life Sciences, joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to share tips on how to prevent stored grains from costly insect infestations.
Professionals and producers with professionalism can set themselves apart from others by attending Cornerstone Dairy Academy™, a product of Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) and underwritten by the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF). PDPW’s Tracy Probst joined us on today’s Dairy Radio to tell us more:
HighGround Dairy’s director of market intelligence, Lucas Fuess, says “the unthawing” of trade relations with China is good news for U.S. farmers but the U.S. has its work cut out for itself.
Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the importance of feeding vitamins to your cows on today’s Feed Form Friday:
We have a new Farm Bill that will benefit dairy farmers but the government shutdown has put a ‘hitch in the giddy-up’ for the time being. Dairy has been noted as a big winner in the Farm Bill, with new programs that assist dairy producers facing low prices. Chris Galen of the National Milk producers Federation joined us on our Policy Thursday to discuss some of the important policy reforms:
We’re not dealing with many insect pests this time of year but there still should be an effective fly control plan in place. For the most effective control, operators should employ a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM), according to Mark Upton, Central Life Sciences Director of Sales, Ag Products – Feed Additives. He joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to tel us more:
Salmonella Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is a bacterium that can cause severe illness in calves and humans. According to the USDA, calves infected with S. Heidelberg may develop diarrhea or die abruptly without any clinical signs and humans infected with S. Heidelberg can develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, which typically last from 4 to 7 days. An outbreak of multidrug-resistant (MDR) S. Heidelberg was recognized in Wisconsin dairy calves in 2016. Dr. Donald Sockett, a Veterinary Microbiologist with Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory joined us on today’s broadcast with an update:
Matt Gould, editor, and analyst with the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter reports the GDT lends some optimism, even though the dairy industry and others still face the “trade war” left over from 2018. He also tells Lee Mielke that U.S. restaurants faced a challenging year.
Fine tuning our feeding program for 2019 is our topic on today’s Feed Form Friday with Dr. Mike Hujens:
The December Federal order Class III benchmark milk price was announced by the Agriculture Department at $13.78 per hundredweight, down 66 cents from November and $1.66 below December 2017. It equates to $1.18 per gallon, down from $1.24 in November and $1.33 a year ago. It is the lowest Class III price since February 2018 and put the 2018 average at $14.61, down from $16.17 in 2017 and $14.87 in 2016. California’s Class 4b cheese milk price averaged $15.20 in 2017 and $14.27 in 2016. read more…
Telling the Story Project (www.tellingthestoryproject.org) is a collaboration of three regional agricultural safety centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Scott Heiberger from the National Farm Medicine Center tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now:
Ventilation options vary according to the calf housing style. Group-housed and individually-penned calf barns face different limitations when it comes to providing good air quality. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us more on this month’s installment of A Breath of Fresh Air:
FC Stone’s Dave Kurzawski joined us on the last day of the year with a recap of 2018 and what is in store for ’19:
Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us to share the latest data from the University of Wisconsin regarding robotic milking systems.
Despite a government shutdown, there is some optimism for dairy producers when the new Farm Bill is implemented. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation provided us an update:
As of midnight December 21, a partial shutdown of the government went into effect due to the failure of a House-passed continuing resolution in the Senate. At issue is President Trump’s insistence of funding for a border wall with Mexico. The Agriculture Department announced a contingency plan for its services. It will continue to publish its weekly National Dairy Products Sales Report but will not produce the monthly NASS Milk Production, Cold Storage, or Dairy Products reports. Monthly milk price announcements will also continue. The last time a shutdown impacted dairy programs was October 2013.
Matt Gould, analyst, and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter joins Lee Mielke on this Christmas Eve broadcast:
Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on today’s Feed Form Friday to look at 2019 budgets:
Consumers are intelligent, rational people who care about their families and their nutrition. But they’re also busy — and they don’t have time to be misled by food labels. Lauren Brey, a Wisconsin dairy farmer also works with Edge, #TheVoiceOfMilk, and joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now with more:
President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill that enacts necessary reforms for dairy farmers. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked Trump and looks forward to working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to quickly implement several new programs. With NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney in attendance, Trump praised the hard work of American farmers and noted Congress’s efforts to assist them. Dairy has been noted as a big winner in the bill, with new programs that assist dairy producers facing low prices. Read More
History, culture, and dairy combine to make for an opportunity of a lifetime for PDPW dairy farm members. Mark your calendar for September 14-27, 2019 and experience the charm of two countries with a heritage rich in agriculture – Holland, and Germany. The 2019 PDPW International Dairy Tours will feature Oktoberfest, Anne Frank’s House, Neuschwanstein Castle, a canal cruise, farm tours, and more adventures. PDPW’s Julie Gabris tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now:
The USDA’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook show overall milk use in October was higher than year-earlier levels but FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski tells Lee Mielke on today’s Dairy Radio Now that the data speaks volumes to what has happened on the cheese futures and spot market. American cheese demand was down 9.9 percent from a year ago, unusual for this time of year, he said, but up 2.5 percent from September. The problem is that we price milk on American cheese, though he believes that will turn around. Listen Here:
Dr. Mike Hutjens gives us a preview of an online Advanced Feeding Class offered in early 2019:
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for completing congressional approval of a new farm bill and sending to the White House a law that will provide important economic assistance to dairy producers in times of need. NMPF urged President Donald Trump to immediately sign the bill. NMPF’s Chris Galen joined us on today’s DaIry Radio Now with more:
World Dairy Expo® is accepting nominations for the 2019 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2019. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work and dedication to the dairy industry. read more…
Kevin Martin, a sales specialist in barn equipment with GEA joined us on today’s Wellness Wednesday to discuss how dairies are yielding cleaner stalls as cows lay straighter living in the Single Beam Freestall Mounting System. He also tells Dairy Radio Now listeners about GEA’s automated robotic feed pusher, FRone, it moves feed towards the feed fence at the times you define and according to the routes you set:
With the release of a farm bill that Congress will vote on in the coming days, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined its member cooperatives and state dairy associations in urging Congress to pass the new law, which includes several measures crucial to dairy during tough economic times.
“Dairy farmers and the cooperatives they own are enduring a period of prolonged economic distress,” NMPF writes in a letter to the chairs and ranking members of each congressional agriculture committee – Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). “Timely reauthorization of the Farm Bill will provide effective, needed risk management tools to dairy producers across the country as we enter yet another year of uncertainty.” read more…
Trevor DeVries, Professor in the Department of Animal BioSciences at the University of Guelph, studies dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, and welfare with a focus on feeding behavior and diet selection. He joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to tell us more:
Jerry Dryer, analyst, and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today’s Mielke Monday to give a small preview of his December forecast. He believes we will see some $17 milk by the end of the year and, if his hunch on milk supply becomes reality, “We could see $20 milk by the end of next year.”
Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on today’s Feed Form Friday to discuss corn hybrid selection:
Edge dairy cooperative is the fourth largest co-op in the country and they’ve been actively engaging at the federal level. Kansas native Michael Torrey of Michael Torrey Associates has been based in D.C. for more than a decade representing businesses like Edge who want their voices heard in Washington:
The National Milk Producers Federation commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat flavored milk to more school menus and other nutrition programs serving children was announced today by the USDA and will be published later this month in the Federal Register. read more…
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:
Dr. Thomas Overton, PhD, professor, and director of PRO-DAIRY at Cornell University joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to recap his workshop at the recent PDPW Herdsperson Conference focusing on transition cow management – managing facilities, rations and protocols to ensure a strong start for fresh cows:
As we move toward the end of yet another financially challenging year in the dairy industry, it’s important to look forward to how we can best address the many challenges before us. That’s according to Jim Mulhern, President, and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation – Read his comments here
HighGround Dairy’s Director of Dairy Market Intelligence, Lucas Fuess, talks with Lee Mielke about the hope for any rebound in milk prices ahead:
Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on today’s Feed Form Friday to discuss strategies to help calves survive, thrive and grow during the winter months:
House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations:
“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. We are working to finalize legal and report language as well as CBO scores, but we still have more work to do. We are committed to delivering a new farm bill to America as quickly as possible.” Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on Thursday’s Dairy Radio Now to discuss:
Keith Engel, dairy farm hygiene and supplies specialist with GEA joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now program to update us on the FutureCow Prep System – an electric, hand-held teat scrubber that consists of three brushes. Engel tells us teat cleanliness is important no matter if you’re in the first hour of milking or the eighth – consistency is key from beginning to end:
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) awards grants to nonprofit organizations that share the Foundation’s passion and vision for education in dairy communities. Grant dollars are available to those organizations with new, unique ideas that build producer professionalism and maintain public trust in what happens on dairy farms.
Programs funded by the Foundation include youth leadership programs, farmer led-watershed initiatives, mentor programs, communications training, animal wellbeing programming, financial literacy, agricultural career days, safety and agricultural literacy education and peer groups. Organizations with a tax status of 501(c)(3) or (5) may apply for grants of up to $5,000. Additional grant criteria can be found at dairyfoundation.org. Grant applications are due December 1, 2018. PDPF’s Deb Reinhart joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to discuss:
Stewart-Peterson, Inc. Market Advisor John Heinberg joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to update listeners on the latest U.S. dairy market activity and what to anticipate for 2019:
Dr. Mike Hutjens returns from Southeast Asia and tells us all about it on today’s Feed Form Friday:
The Agriculture Department announced the December Class I base milk price at $15.05 per hundredweight, down 47 cents from November, $1.83 below December 2017, and the lowest December Class I since 2009 when it was at $13.99.
This is California’s first Federal Order Class I base price and the price that individual orders add their specific Class I differential to, to determine that order’s Class I price. The Federal order Class I base averaged $14.84 in 2018, down from $16.45 in 2017 and compares to $14.80 in 2016. It ranged from a low of $13.36 in March to a high of $16.33 in October. Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
Kevin Dole of FutureCow joined us on our Wellness Wednesday to discuss an economical way to keep cows comfortable with the new Stationary Brush – an ideal brush for barns or lots with no electrical access. Dole explains the Stationary Brush is just like a rotation option, it is perfect for keeping your cows clean and happy. Listen here:
Doug DeGroff and his family are in need of our prayers and our support. While on his farm outside Tulare, CA on November 3, 2018, Doug suffered a stroke while driving his ATV. He crashed into an irrigation canal and sustained severe physical trauma. He has a punctured lung, several broken ribs, lacerations to his head and broke his back in seven places. This fund was started as a way for all those who wish to support the DeGroff family during this most difficult time. Partick Klitz has set up a page for Doug and his family:
Go Fund Me for Doug DeGroff Family
PDPW brings you the World Class Webinars: “Dairy Economic Forecast & Upcoming Trends” with Economist Dan Basse on Nov. 21, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. CT online. Dairy farmers and allied industry will hear what’s in store for 2018 and the forecast of the U.S. dairy markets and global report. PDPW Executiv3e Director Shelly Mayer joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to tell us more:
Milk production in the 23 major States during October totaled 16.9 billion pounds, up 1.0 percent from October 2017. September revised production, at 16.4 billion pounds, was up 1.5 percent from September 2017. The September revision represented a decrease of 2 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Read More
The nation’s Number 1 milk-producing state became a part of the Federal Milk Market Order system on November 1st. FC Stone dairy broker, Dave Kurzawski, talks with Lee Mielke about the ramifications of that additional 3 million plus pounds of milk per month being added to the Federal order for dairy producers in other states, and does he see higher dairy prices after Thanksgiving from the Christmas buy?
Nearly half the cows in early lactation suffer from some metabolic disorder. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us we need to get nutrients to these cows quickly. He reveals the latest Cornell numbers on milk fever, ketosis, DA’s, RP’s, and more:
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its announcement today that it will extend by 60 days, until Jan. 25, the public comment period during which the agency is seeking information on the proper names for plant-based beverages. The original deadline was Nov. 27.
“It is crucial that all interested parties have adequate time to more fully address FDA’s extensive list of questions about the labeling issue, and why it matters from a nutrition and public health standpoint,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF, which has long urged FDA to enforce existing rules on what should and shouldn’t properly be called “milk.” “This extension will allow the dairy community, as well as health professionals, to fully explain why consumers deserve accurate and honest information about their food options.” read more…
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority in its lame-duck session, saying that dairy farmers harmed by low prices would benefit from the certainty and improvements likely to be part of the final law. NMPF’s Chris Galen joined us on Dairy Radio Now to discuss and also alert dairy producers of the deadline to submit public comment on fake-milk labeling:
Whether you’re having a specific calf challenge or are looking for a consistent way to support immune function and digestive health, probiotics can be a great solution. Dr. Troy Wistuba, Director of Technical Innovation with Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products joined us at the recent NAFB Trade Talk to discuss:
Managing a dairy business means knowing as much about finances as the cows. PDPW Executive Director Shelly Mayer joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to tell us more about the upcoming program Financial Literacy For Dairy :
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 certainty and improvements likely to be part of the final law. read more…
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.
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.
This month, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek debunks the myth that ventilation is the main cause of pneumonia.
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 other team members that work with and care for young stock and newborn calves. PDPW’s Shelly Mayer tells us more on today’s Producer Tuesday: