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Retrofitting Stanchion Barn For Calves

An old stanchion barn is an excellent space for calf housing, according to Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek:

Future Includes Innovation, Collaboration

The Dairy Innovation Hub, which the state of Wisconsin is supporting to the tune of $7.8 million per year, harnesses dairy research and development at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls campuses. Faculty director Heather White gave PDPW Dairy Signal...

Food Box Program Gives Dairy Boost

The renewed Food Box program promises support for dairy prices, "For now," says StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks with Lee Mielke about it:

Monitoring Calf Health

Dr. Mike Hutjens monitors calf health on today's Feed Forum Friday:

A Busy Next 100 Days

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's Dairy Radio to discuss the Biden administration's next 100 days and what it means for the dairy industry:

New Beginnings

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris became the 46th president and 49th vice-president of the United States Wednesday, as well as the members of the 117th Congress as they embark on their work serving the American people. NMPF Statement

The Right Team Member

Liz Griffith, market development, human resource consultant with Encore Consultants updated dairy producers on a recent Dairy Signal webcast on how to build an effective team:

Chatter Over Pricing Formula Changes

There’s been some chatter about how we price milk in this country and changes are being discussed, according to Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter. He talks with Lee Mielke about it, and has a warning on what's coming in...

Fuzzy Cottonseed’s Popularity

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides the positive aspects of having fuzzy cottonseed in your feed inventory:

Dietary Guidelines: Make Every Bite Count

Newly released federal dietary guidelines will benefit dairy, even as work remains to be done, said Miquela Hanselman, NMPF’s regulatory affairs manager, from a Dairy Defined podcast. More info on the new guidelines: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

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Useful DHIA Records

Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) helps dairy producers create and manage important records and data about their cows Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on today’s Feed Forum Friday:


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:


Summer Feeding

Corn is expected to be a bin buster and soybeans are also up in acreage, according to Dr. Mike Hutjens, who updated Dairy Radio listeners on the latest summer feeding conditions:


Prevented Planting Update

Prevented planting is the failure to plant an insured crop with the proper equipment by the final planting date or during the late planting period.  Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:

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:

Update On Direct-Fed Microbials

Live bacteria can benefit your dairy animal. Today we learn about direct-fed microbials or DFM’s, particularly for calves on liquid milk replacer. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us the different types and benefits of DFM’s on today’s Feed Forum Friday:

FARM 4.0 Deadline Looms

The public comment period for FARM 4.0 ends Sunday, March 31st. Review the standards outlined in the charts, download informational PDFs, and leave your feedback on FARM’s webiste here. Dr. Mike Hutjens has more:

Check For Tar Spot Complex

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.