Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Beware of Silage Avalanches

October 30, 3014 — It only takes a split second for a chunk of silage to silently break off a face and they can be deadly to anybody underneath them. The Silage Man, Keith Bolsen has seen this first hand and realizes avalanches are going to happen, but so can prevention of death or injury. He explains in this month’s Silage Solutions radio segment.

Prevent OSHA Inspections on Your Farm

October 29, 2014 — Part one of our interview with OSHA Compliance Assistant Mary Bauer as part of our weekly “Your Bottom Line” feature sponsored by PDPW:


Idaho Producers Prepare For Annual Meeting

October 28, 2014 — Karianne Fallow, the CEO of the Idaho dairy Products Commission, previews the annual meeting coming up November 12-13, 2014 in Boise:


Consider Snaplage as an Alternative Feed Source

October 24, 2014 — Today’s Feed Facts looks at Snaplage as an alternative feed source for dairy producers. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more about how new technology is making this type of feed more popular.


U.S. Calf Expert Helps Lebanese Producers

October 23, 2014 — During a recent trip to Lebanon, Purina Animal Health Calf & Heifer Specialist Gary Geisler visited dairies to offer his expertise in improving calf health. The visit was part of a program sponsored by U.S. Aid for International Development, called Farmer-to-Farmer. He gave us the highlights of the trip on Thursday’s DairyLine:

Managers Academy Puts You in the Drivers Seat

October 22, 2014 — Every year, the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin sponsor the Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals. Executive education developed for dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors.  The next one is scheduled for January 13-15, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. PDPW’s Kathy Muth gave us a preview on today’s DairyLine Radio:

Dairy Girl Network Keeps Growing

October 21, 2014 — Women representing all aspects of the dairy industry now have an opportunity to join the Dairy Girl Network. Expressing values to connect, inspire and achieve, DairyGirlNetworkthe intent of the Dairy Girl Network committee is to develop appealing and applicable programming for both women operators of dairy farms and those involved within dairy related service corporations.

The Dairy Girl Network is collaboration through leadership of Laura Daniels, a dairy farmer from Cobb, Wis. and founding sponsors including Diamond V, DairyBusiness Communications, Elanco and ImmuCell.

“The experience of professional women involved with dairy and women dairy farmers is unique,” stated Daniels. “Our passions, triumphs and challenges are somewhat different than the rest of agriculture, so it makes sense that we need each other as a strong network of help and support.”

As a grassroots initiative in 2013, approximately 45 women involved at World Dairy Expo met for an evening dinner. Daniels organized the venue and extended invitations to other women attending the weeklong show. The response was positive and ideas progressed to officially develop the Dairy Girl Network.

The 2nd annual Dairy Girl Network dinner at the recent World Dairy Expo saw over twice as many attendees. We spoke with Carrie “Dairy Carrie” Mess about why it’s important for women in the dairy industry to get together and network.



DCHA Helps in Moving Your Herd Forward

October 20, 2014 — Founded in 1996, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association continues to grow and evolve to meet the growing needs of the dairy industry, with a dedicated focus on dchadairy calves and heifers that shape our industry. DCHA is the only national organization focused on all producers and managers raising dairy calves and replacement heifers, and they collaborate across the industry to help advance and improve this critical segment. Today we feature Board President Jack Banker, and Vickie Franken, Secretary/Treasurer in this DairyLine Radio segment:


Learning the Forage Alphabet

October 17, 2014 — Forages are the key to dairy rations because they are the backbone of the program. Forages dictate a lot of the nutrient intake and quality of the ration. Also it is usually locally produced on the farm as it’s very challenging to transport the wet silages. This week we discuss the “Forage Alphabet” with Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois.

A New Approach to Calf Milk Replacer Formulation

October 16, 2014 — Growing demand for whey protein drives both milk prices and the input costs of  calf milk replacer protein – an lolopportunity for dairy producers and a challenge  for the dairy industry. Dr. Tom Earleywine from Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, tells us about a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation in this We Care For Calves radio segment.