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Cheese Disappearing Act Continues

July cheese disappearance topped that of a year ago, the third consecutive month to do so, according to HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mielke about it as well as butter and powder:

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:

Dr. Mike Hutjens

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.

Make A Buck With Feed Additives

Dairy managers are squeezed between profits and just paying the bills. Dr. Mike Hutjens is a world-renowned Dairy Extension Specialist who spent most of his career at the University of Illinois and has authored many columns, articles, and books. Retired at the end of 2010, he continues to teach, speak and travel. Today, we asked him about the importance of executing a forage program with feed additives.