Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Purina Animal Nutrition Center Helps Animals Reach Their Full Potential

November 24, 2014 — The Purina Animal Nutrition Center sits in the rolling hills of Gray Summit, MO. Purina’s Stu Rymph joined DairyLine’s Bill Baker to give listeners and overview of the operation and why it should be on your bucket list for places to visit.



MPP Enrollment Deadline Approaching

November 23, 2014 — The deadline for enrolling in the new Margin Protection Program is only two weeks away. DairyLine’s Bill Baker spoke with Farm Service Agency’s Dawn FSAScott out of the Spokane, Washington office.




Cold Weather Challenges

November 21, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment on DairyLine Radio looks at cold weather challenges for young calves. Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois has some great insight in taking care of your animals, especially the young ones, during these cold winter months.


Extra Care For Calves is Critical During These Cold Months

November 20, 2014 — We are seeing colder temperatures across most of the U.S. and that means extra care for our animals, particularly calves. Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, has some great tips when it comes to taking care of calves during these cold months.



What’s Up With Grain Prices?

November 19, 2014 — The rally in corn and soybean prices may have caught a lot of producers by surprise. With record crops this year, the talk among producers was sub $3.00 corn prices and $7-8.00 beans. Bob Devenport, dairy analyst with Stewart-Peterson, Inc. joined us on Wednesday’s DairyLine to discuss:

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Hire Right

November 19, 2014 — Research shows that of all the people hired in the next 18 months, 46 percent will fail. Because the hiring of great people is the key to every organization’s success, trainer Mel Kleiman, President of Humetrics, joins us on today’s PDPW “Your Bottom Line” segment to offer ways to increase the flow of high-quality job applicants and how to keep them as an employee.


Nutrition Practices Help Minimize the Impact of Stress

November 18, 2014 — It’s important that dairy cattle have a healthy immune system to protect themselves from year round sources of stress. Joining us on today’s DairyLine is Dr. Troy Wistuba, dairy technology manager with Prince Agri-Products, to discuss what role nutrition can play in promoting health and productivity.


Optimize Your Feed

November 17, 2014 — When it comes to forage season, there is a lot of variability depending on where you are geographically. Phil Bollman of Calibrate® Technologies joined us on Monday’s DairyLine to share with us a tool that manipulates the diet to reach a dairy producer’s goals.

Calibrate® Technologies provides the dairy industry’s first rapid starch and fiber test with an online nutritional calculator to help provide ration recommendations to nutritionists and producers on rumen digestibility of forages and feedstuffs. For additional information, visit or call (800) 635-5701.


New Forage Test: TTNDFD

November 14, 2014 – TTNDFD stands for Total Track Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility. University of Illinois’ Milk Hutjens explains in this week’s Feed Facts radio segment heard on DairyLine Radio and sponsored by Cotton, Inc.


Efficient Robotic Management Equals Higher Milk Yields

November 13, 2014 — Maximizing milk yields with a robotic milking system is very achievable. In fact, Greg Larson of GEA Farm Technologies tells us if managed properly, robotic milking can exceed milk output versus conventional milking parlor systems. He explains in this month’s “Robotic Milking Minute” on DairyLine Radio: