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Adding Value To Your Dairy

Heather Moore, Owner, Moore Family Farms and Moore Local, from Maquoketa, Iowa shares how her family dairy operation continues to change and adapt to add more value to their operation. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, sponsored by the Professional Dairy...

U.S. Dairy Cows Producing A Lot Of Milk

U.S. dairy cows produced a lot of milk in May, as they did in April. We've also produced a lot of cheese, butter and powder from that milk. But we have also consumed and exported a lot of those products as we hear from Matt Gould, editor of the Dairy & Food Market...

The Heat Is On

As temperature and humidity rise, we need to make sure all of our animals are effectively cooled. A great reminder from Dr. Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida, who updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:

Inflation Worries

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding inflation and how it will affect the dairy industry:

Another Shot In The Arm

The Agriculture Department announced additional COVID relief, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in The Emergency Food Assistance Program or TEFAP. It won't be as generous to the dairy industry as the Food Box program, according to Nate Donnay,...

Stone-Front Leader Hilda Is All Time Producer

Dr. Mike Hutjens shares some facts about the world's best producing cow, Stone-Front Leader Hilda from Lancaster, Wisconsin, set the record for most lifetime milk produced:

June Dairy Month Focus: Health & Sustainability

Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's Dairy Radio to discuss the importance of personal and planet health as we celebrate June Dairy Month:

What’s New In Washington

Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for National Milk Producers Federation provides an update from our nation's capital. Sponsored by PDPW.

Problems Persist at Ports

Congestion at U.S. ports and the truck shortages within the U.S. has challenged the U.S. dairy industry at an inopportune time. Matt Gould, editor and analyst with the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter, talks with Lee Mielke about it on our Mielke Monday:

Dealing With Mycotoxins

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides some insight in dealing with mycotoxins in the dairy ration:

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Dry Cow Stressors

“Close-up cows” are a critical phase to complete a successful transition. Dr. Mike Hutjens shares research guidelines from this year’s American Dairy Science Association meeting:


Trace Minerals 101

Today’s Feed Forum Friday, Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at recent research from the Netherlands looking at different sources of trace minerals in the feeding program:


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: