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Dairy Dynamics

Dairy prices remain strong as we hear from Dr. Mike Hutjens on today's Feed Forum Friday:

Fake Milk Labeling Changes Expected

With FDA guidance expected on the proper labeling of plant-based milk alternatives sometime this summer, the National Milk Producers Federation is asking the FDA to rethink plant-based beverages when defining milk. Chris Galen updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on...

Managing Heat Stress During Reproduction

Dr. Paul Fricke from the University of Wisconsin-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the importance of keeping cows cool.

Breeding Changes On The Farm

Breeding programs on America’s dairy farms are seeing some surprising changes, according to Hoards Dairyman Managing Editor Corey Geiger. He talks to Lee Mielke about it.

Proper Calf Managment

Dr. Mike Hutjens recaps a recent study about getting colostrum to calves early as part of proper calf management:

A True Family Dairy Farm

Deborah Mills married a dairy farmer more than three decades ago; back when we saw more family dairy operations. She joins us on today's NDPO Producer Spotlight to tell us about the big changes we've seen on the family farm through the years.

WDE Announces Virtual Farm Tours

World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have brought some of the best dairy operations from near and far to Madison for over 20 years. The four dairies to be featured during WDE 2022 continue that tradition while showcasing environmental stewardship, quality genetics,...

Investing Off The Farm

Having options are important during these uncertain times. On this week's PDPW Producer Tuesday, our topic is "Investing Off The Farm," with PJ Madson, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, Nicolet National BankBank. These are comments he shared from a recent...

Dairy Product Prices Weakening

Dairy product prices appear to be weakening some - StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke:

Adding Protein To Pasture Systems

Dr. Mike Hutjens shares recent research of pasture responses when feeding dairy cows.

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

PDPW Announces Speakers for Weekly Dairy Signal


The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin says another group of speakers are set to take part in the online Dairy Signal program this week.

On Tuesday, Patrick Wood of Ag Methane Advisors, LLC will talk about how carbon markets present a number of opportunities for farmers, but also come with potential risks. There will also be some time for questions and answers.

A group of PhD students and a professor from the University of Florida will be Wednesday’s presenters. they will share research on the impact of choline on hepatic metabolism and performance in dairy cows as well as studies on how a cow’s ability to utilize nutrients can impact her production, health and reproduction.

And on Thursday, Economist Dan Basse of AgResource Company will be back with his biweekly update on news and analysis of agricultural markets that will impact dairy producers and the ag industry.

All episodes are free and available to the public, accessible from www.pdpw.org. They are streamed live at 12:00 noon or available on demand for later playback. Wisconsin Ag Connection

Dairy Innovation Hub Focuses On Research

The Dairy Innovation Hub provides $7.8M in state funding per year for broadly-defined dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls. The funding will support research personnel, farms and labs in four areas related to dairy that each span many academic disciplines:

  • Stewarding land and water resources
  • Enriching human health and nutrition
  • Ensuring animal health and welfare
  • Growing farm businesses and communities

Learn more about Dairy Innovation Hub funding opportunities at UW-Madison


Love For Cheesemaking

Redhead Creamery has been making artisan cheese on their family dairy farm since 2013.  But the dream for this sustainable and eco-friendly creamery has been a dream of founder (and natural redhead) Alise Sjostrom’s since she was 16.  Today you can tour the creameryhost your event in our private space, or sample cheeses in the cheese shop. Today’s broadcast sponsored by PDPW Dairy Signal:


Methane Is Unique

Methane has an atmospheric removal process that is not being accounted for by agencies like the EPA, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:


PDPW Conference Invites Walk-Ups, On-Demand

The 2021 PDPW Business Conference, March 17-18, 2021 at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells. 42 Expert speakers from around the world will cover a wide array of topics in the areas of dairy production and health, business and finance, leadership and management, natural resources, human resources, food safety, consumer engagement and more. Learn more here.

Every year, there are people unable to attend PDPW Business Conference for one reason or another. This year, PDPW is making conference sessions available in a virtual on-demand format.


Farmers Assuring Responsible Management

Open to all U.S. dairy farmers, co-ops and processors, the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program works to show customers and consumers that the dairy industry is taking the very best care of cows and the environment, producing safe, wholesome milk and adhering to the highest standards of workforce development. FARM program VP Emily Yeiser Stepp updated Dairy Radio listeners:

 

Webinar Looks At Long Range Forecast

Join the PDPW World Class Webinars: “Looking forward in 2020” with Eric Snodgrass, atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions. Snodgrass will analyze how the weather has impacted markets during the growing season. He’ll provide the latest long-range forecasts through the end of the growing season and show you how to forecast excessive heat, rain and drought- factors that have a huge impact on your input costs. The webinar will be held on Wed., Apr. 15, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT.