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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:

December Deadline To Apply For CFAP-2 and DMC

National Milk Producers Federation's first-ever virtual annual meeting was held this week. Chris Galen joined us on Dairy Radio Now with a recap and a reminder of an important December 11th deadline for both CFAP-2 and DMC:

Wisconsin Dairy Farmer On NPR

Wisconsin dairy farmer Rick Roden of West Bend shares his candid thoughts about the election and Covid-19 with NPR's Noel King: Listen on NPR's site

“Biggest Challenge Of Our Lifetimes”

The extreme disruptions and financial upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have created real struggles for dairy producers – and the industry has responded by rising to an unprecedented occasion, said Randy Mooney, chairman of the National Milk Producers...

The Importance Of Animal ID Tags

Animal identification and traceability continues to evolve. Today's guests are Jodi Legge, executive director of the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium and Curt Larson with Equity Livestock Cooperative Sales Assn from a recent Dairy Signal:

Is U.S. Dairy Herd in Expansion Mode?

September milk production was up more than expected. Is the U.S. dairy herd in an expansion mode? Lee Mielke poses the question to HighGround Dairy's Lucs Fuess:

Reducing Methane

Dr. Mike Hutjens has ways to feed cows and also reduce methane:

FARM “Quick Convos” Scheduled

The National Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program will host a series of online informational sessions beginning Nov. 4. The “Quick Convos” will feature FARM staff and industry stakeholders discussing program components, expectations, and available...

Market Update

Strong dairy prices would seem to indicate that dairy product commercial disappearance must really be great. Not necessarily, according to Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter. He talks with Lee Mielke about it:

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:

US-China Trade: Talks Before Tariffs

Warning that tariffs targeting China would ultimately hurt U.S. farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation is urging U.S. trade officials to work with their Chinese counterparts to resolve trade concerns before resorting to tariffs.

China is the second-largest market for U.S. agricultural products, with U.S. farmers and ranchers exporting more than $19.6 billion worth of their goods to China in 2017, Dale Moore, AFBF vice president of public affairs, pointed out in recent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative.

The comments were submitted in response to a White House announcement that the U.S. would begin the process of imposing tariffs on Chinese exports due to concerns over Chinese practices that impact U.S. intellectual property. Read More at AFBF’s website.

 

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