The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin
How high are feed prices? “Eye popping levels,” according to – Will Babler, Principle at Atten-Babler Commodities, LLC, who recently gave a presentation on PDPW’s Dairy Signal:
Dr. Gavin Staley, Technical Services Director at Diamond V, shares info from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal: on the production lifespan of a dairy cow, and just how many heifers are needed for a successful dairy operation.
Dr. Joseph Sanford, PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture, and UW-Platteville faculty researcher for the Dairy Innovation Hub recently updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on what Biochar is and how we continue to learn more research about it.
We are in the prime time for showing cattle. It’s also prime time for ring worm, as we hear from Dr. Chelsea Holschbach, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Assistant Professor in Large Animal Medicine and Food Animal Production Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine:
|David Hart, Hydrogeologist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey discusses the importance of knowing your ground water. From A PDPW Dairy Signal:|
Matt Akins, dairy management specialist at UW-Madison gives us a refresher on investing and raising heifers:
On our Producer Tuesday brought to you by the Professional Dairy Producers – we look at requirements and regulations regarding cattle movement with Darlene Konkle with the Department of Ag Trade and Consumer Protection. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal.
Dr. Paul Fricke from the University of Wisconsin-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the importance of keeping cows cool.
Patrick Wood of Ag Methane Advisors, LLC discusses how dairy producers can be involved in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by being involved in carbon markets.
Dr. Tom Overton, Director of the PRO-DAIRY program at Cornell joined the PDPW Dairy Signal to discuss the importance of components during these times of high feed prices.
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
Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist, Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, UW-Madison/Division of Extension discusses regulations relating to tractor safety.
Amy Miller with Farmers Daughters Consulting, joins us on our PDPW Producer Tuesday to share the importance of living a healthy lifestyle:
Newborn calf management all begins with your goals. That’s according Dr. Robert James, PhD, PAS, Professor Emeritus, Dairy Science Department Virginia Tech, owner of Down Home Heifer Solutions, Inc. He shares more from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal
Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions discusses the similarities of forecasting the weather and filling out a college basketball bracket:
Dr. Trevor DeVries, Ph.D., Professor and Canada Research Chair Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph joined the PDPW Dairy Signal recently,
Dairy producers and their families are gathering in Wisconsin Dells this week for the annual PDPW Business Conference. This year, attendees are back at the Kalahari Resorts. We hear more from servant leadership trainer Tom Thibodeau:
The 2022 PDPW Business Conference is March 16-17 at Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells. Cassandra Strupp gives us a preview:
PDPW’s recent Dairy Signal featured Matt Oehmichen, farmer and agronomist with Short Lane Ag Supply. He shared the difference between cover and companion crops.
Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Solutions presented to PDPW Dairy Signal viewers the common myths associated with feeding colostrum to baby calves.
Dairy farmers share what apps they use to help them on the farm. Sponsored by PDPW
On our Producer Tuesday, we get an update on the organization “Feeding America;” and how the food-bank network works with dairy processors to help those in need. Sam Schwoeppe, Senior Account Manager for Feeding America, shares ways to support local food pantries now and throughout the entire year:
As we close out 2020 it is time to focus on farmer financials. On a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, Dr. Kevin Bernhardt is a Professor of Agribusiness at UW-Platteville and UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist. Dr. Bernhardt’s teaching, Extension and scholarly interests include farm financial analysis and management, risk management, and commodity marketing.
You never know when you’ll need emergency personnel on your farm. That’s why it’s important to have a farm emergency rescue plan. A topic worth repeating from PDPW’s Dairy Signal:
Getting the most out of your heifer is our topic today on our Producer Tuesday, sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. Today, we hear from Megan Lauber, M.S. Graduate Research Assistant, Dairy Reproductive Physiology, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Angie Edge with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin joins us on today’s PDPW Producer Tuesday to update Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest marketing activities going on nationwide.
This week’s Producer Tuesday features Dr. Noelle Noyes from the University of Minnesota, who recently shared on a PDPW Dairy Signal the latest news and research involving the microbiome.
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
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest market conditions and feed situation:
Karen Doster, Director, Youth and School Programs, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin updated a Dairy Signal audience on the ever growing ‘Adopt A Cow” program:
Kirby Krogstad, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Science, Michigan State University shares insight into feeding cattle sweet bran. His comments are from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast/podcast.
Dr. Paul Fricke, dairy reproduction specialist from UW-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding reproduction:
Adam Wehling, Dean of Agriculture, Energy, Construction & Transportation, Chippewa Valley Technical College discusses the popularity of solar technology. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
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:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding inflation and how it will affect the dairy industry:
Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for National Milk Producers Federation provides an update from our nation’s capital. Sponsored by PDPW.
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 creamery, host your event in our private space, or sample cheeses in the cheese shop. Today’s broadcast sponsored by PDPW Dairy Signal:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers with the latest on corn prices:
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:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, updated dairy producers on the latest market conditions, including a big boost for U.S. dairy exports in February. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast.
Iowa dairy farmer Dan Venteicher tells us about his robotic milking operation – from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says now is not the time to let our guard down as we begin to open more businesses and activities. His comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
From a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, a refresher course in risk management with Will Babler, Principal at Atten Babler Commodities, LLC.
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.
Something new at PDPW’s Business Conference this year is Nexus, described as a combination of Shark Tank and Ted Talks. Nexus gives companies with cutting-edge technologies a platform from which they can connect with you – the dairy community’s most innovative and forward-thinking managers. Executive Director Shelly Mayer tells us more:
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin will meet March 17th and 18th at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Executive Director Shelly Mayer discusses the board’s decision to move forward with this year’s conference.
More than half of the nation is in some form of drought. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions updated Dairy Signal viewers on the Spring forecast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal about why volatile milk prices are here to stay.
Dairy farmers are dedicated to healthy cows and wholesome milk, and continue to improve environmental stewardship to help reduce their carbon footprint. Emily Yeiser Stepp with the the national dairy FARM program joined us again to discuss on today’s Producer Tuesday, sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.
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:
Attorney George Twohig provided PDPW Dairy Signal viewers the latest in farm succession planning:
There will be new faces in U.S. agriculture leadership in the coming weeks. Paul Bleiberg serves as Sr VP of Government Relations at National Milk Producers Federation. He updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on what to anticipate:
As we close out 2020, agriculture economist Dan Basse with AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on the latest market conditions and what to expect for 2021:
Most models indicate that the 2020/2021 La Niña is likely to be a moderate to strong event. Eric Snodgrass, Sr. Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions, updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on how the dairy industry is dealing with the global pandemic and government leadership transition.
Dan Basse from AgResource Company shared his insights from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal attendees on China’s latest purchases of U.S. soybeans:
Chris Atten of Atten Babler discusses the variety of risk management tools that dairy producers have at their fingertips. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Oversupply of milk production will be an issue moving forward according to Dan Basse, President of Ag Resource:
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:
Mary Ledman, global dairy strategist at Rabobank updated PDPW Dairy Signal listeners on the latest dairy global outlook:
Jose Carmona is a research coordinator with Pacific Northwest Safety Health Center. His current work focuses on improving health and safety of dairy workers and better understanding heat related Illnesses in tree fruit workers:
“The rest of the world doesn’t have a clue what we are talking about,” says UC Davis professor Dr. Frank Mitloehner when discussing where our food comes from. He shares more on a recent Dairy Signal webcast from PDPW:
Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on the latest dairy prices. He says the impact COVID-19 is having on Class III prices remains strong, but the other classes are not performing as well. Comments from PDPW Dairy Signal
FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) helps dairy producers reassure consumers how responsibly milk is produced. Emily Yeiser Stepp, director of FARM Animal Care, updated some of the priorities with newest version of FARM on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Class III milk is the best performing commodity through this global pandemic, according to Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource. He gave his latest update on Professional Dairy Producers “Dairy Signal” webcast :
Dr. David Kohl, owner of Homestead Creamery and Stoney Brook Farm in Wirtz, VA, and Professor Emeritus at VA Tech, discusses alignment of production and consumer shifts as we go through the phases of a global pandemic (on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal):
Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association and Susan Quam, Executive Vice President of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association discuss, on PDPW’s Dairy Signal, what kind of impact the COVID-19 situation has had on grocery stores and restaurants:
USDA recently updated their milk production numbers and revised their milk price forecast. Economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal :
California has reduced methane by 25% using dairy digesters & other technologies; but farmers need more incentives. How can we compensate farmers for their progress against climate change? Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis Professor & CE Air Quality Specialist, on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Eric Snodgrass, Senior Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions joined us on today’s Producer Tuesday to update listeners on the latest weather developments, including a big storm named Cristobal – Eric’s full YouTube report is here:
Global dairy strategist Mary Ledman from Rabobank Finance updated producers on the recent dairy market activity and how the global pandemic continues to impact prices – comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal Webcast:
Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives but word of restaurants and other food services slowly opening up across the country is great news, according to economist Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company: Full Podcast on PDPW Dairy Signal
American Foods Group continues to operate their beef processing facility, but like other plants, at less capacity due to COVID19. Chief Operating Officer Steve Van Lanen updated producers on the PDPW Dairy Signal recently:
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says “stay at home” efforts are working and progress is being made but testing for Covid-19 remains a top priority. He shared his comments on a recent Dairy Signal webcast from PDPW: