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PDPW’s Dairy’s Visible Voice

September 17, 2014 — The popular Dairy’s Visible Voice™ - Leadership development through effective communication is designed to enhance one’s leadership skills in the dairy industry through improved communication. PDPW executive director Shelly Mayer tells us more in this “Your Bottom Line” podcast:

The track “Leadership Through Active listening” is our focus for this session and a foundational skill for all forms of communication.

During this module, you’ll learn:

  1. Effective communication principles
  2. Asking vs. telling
  3. The power of a conversation opener
  4. How to uncover real motivations
  5. Skills to more effectively handle questions
  6. The value of practice

This training will be held September 24, 2014 from 8:30a.m. through 5:00p.m. at AgStar Financial Services, 540 Baldwin Plaza Drive, Baldwin, WI.

The PDPW Dairy’s Visible Voice is an accredited training program with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 8.7 CEUs.

For additional information on this training, or Dairy’s Visible Voice Communications trainings, please register online here or call 1-800-947-7379.  Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. The registration fee covers expert training, classroom materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the training.

Prepare For Future with MPP Safety Net

September 16, 2014 – Dairy producers across the country are researching and contemplating whether the new Margin Protection Program is right for their business. We asked Stewart Peterson’s Bob Devenport why producers would want to enroll in the program when margins for feed and milk are the best they have ever been this year.


White Gold Getting Rave Reviews in Pennsylvania

September 15, 2014 – Mike Eby is a Pennsylvania dairy producer and National Dairy Producers Organization board member. Eby’s mission is to bring a higher standard of milk to his area and across the country, the same as what producers sell in California. He calls it White Gold and he shares with us the response he’s been receiving in part 1 of this 2 part interview.

Snaplage is an Appealing Feed

September 12, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment with Dr. Mike Hutjens focuses on the benefits of snaplage.


Robotic Milking’s Impact on Feed Costs

September 11, 2014 — What is the impact on feed costs when converting to a robotic milking system? Greg Larson from GEA Farm Technologies explains in this month’s “Robotic Milking Minute” radio segment.


Heat Abatement’s Impact on Lameness

September 10, 2014 – Dr. Nigel Cook from University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine joins us again this week to wrap up his three part series on preventing lameness in your herd. This week, Dr. Cook focuses on heat abatement, claw lesions, and flooring.


Gearing Up For World Dairy Expo

September 9, 2014 — Preparations are underway for World Dairy Expo scheduled September 30th to October 4th in Madison, Wisconsin. No other dairy event in the world compares toDesignerDairyLogoColor_Web this annual meeting. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, World Dairy Expo is a showcase for elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research and modern technologies. More information can be found at General Manager Scott Bentley joined us on Tuesday’s DairyLine to give us a preview:


Pasture Considerations

Pasture is a very important forage resource on many U.S. farms. Dr. Mike Hutjens elaborates in this week’s Feed Facts radio segment heard on DairyLine Radio:

Rid Your Herd of Lameness

September 3, 2014 — Lameness is a major cause of disease and economic loss for dairy producers, and it can be prevented with proper management. Dr. Nigel Cook from the School of pdpw_logoVeterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison joins us again for part 2 of our three part series. Today’s segment highlights trimming and foot bath advice.


Alliance Reports on Animal Rights Conferences

September 4, 2014 — The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently released a report that chronicles observations from the 33rd annual Animal Rights National Conference presented by
The Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and the Humane Society of the United States’ Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) conference. Collectively, more than 2,500 people, many from foreign countries including; Brazil, Canada, India and Europe, attended the conferences. AAA’s Emily Meredith joined us on today’s DairyLine to tell us more.