Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Keeping Inoculants Top of Mind

August 22, 2014 — Silage inoculants optimize your fermentation profile. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois joins us this week to share more insight on the use of inoculants.


3x Per Day Calf Feeding

August 21, 2014 — Feeding dairy calves more than twice a day makes a lot of sense, and is becoming more popular. Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, joins us for another installment of “We Care For Calves.” He says a great way to care for your calves is to feed them regularly. That means adding a third feeding later at night. Listen to his entire podcast here:


Pay Back Your Cow & Yourself

August 20, 2014 — We’ve seen some profitable margins for dairy producers lately. Gary Sipiorski from Vita Plus joined us on today’s PDPW “Your Bottom Line” segment to share some advice for those producers who may have a little extra cash in their pocket.

Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus

Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus



Back to School – Back to Nutrition

August 19, 2014 — It’s back to school time and the School Nutrition Association has been working hard to make sure students across the country are getting the nutrition they need SchoolNutritionAssnfrom school meals. Diane Pratt-Heavner with the School Nutrition Association joins us on today’s DairyLine to discuss:


GMO’s: Study the Science

August 18, 2014 – We hear  lot of opposition out there when it comes to genetically modified science. Former USDA organic inspector Mischa Popoff would like to set the record straight when it comes to allegations from what he calls “urban activists.” Listen to his interview with DairyLine’s Bill Baker here:


Time Frame Questioned Over CDFA Pricing Proposal

August 12, 2014 — It’s encouraging to see California Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross move forward on draft legislation to bring better prices for California dairymen, but producers may not see any improvement in their pocket for three years. That’s too long according to Rob Vandenheuvel of the Milk Producers Council. He spoke with DairyLine’s Bill Baker about it in this DairyBusiness podcast:


Tips To Help During Corn Silage Season

August 15, 2014 — It’s corn silage season. University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens has three important factors when we make this important forage crop for dairy cows. Listen here:


Feeding Cows with Robots

August 14, 2014 — Producers need to understand the differences and cost of production between feeding cows in a free cow traffic environment versus feeding cows in a milk first cow traffic environment. Greg Larson of GEA Farm Technologies tells us more in this month’s “Robotic Milking Minute.”




Strategize to Maximize 2015 Stands

August 13, 2014 — Join PDPW’s World Class Webinar, with expert Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Ext. Professor/Agronomy to obtain the greatest rewards for your forage. Dr. Undersander gives us a preview in this week’s PDPW “Your Bottom Line” segment on DairyLine Radio:

The date is Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, but you should register before August 2oth.  The webinar will be presented live from noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT.  If you have a date/time conflict, you can watch a fully recorded version at your leisure.  You must be registered to receive a recorded session link. PDPW’s World Class Webinars are open to all who are interested.  For additional information regarding PDPW’s past or future webinar sessions, please contact us at or by phone at 800-947-7379.

Back to School Means Nutritious Meals

August 12, 2014 — Thousands of school nutrition professionals are working diligently to make sure kids have nutritious meals when they return to school next month. Diane Pratt-Heavner is with the School Nutrition Association and joined us on today’s DairyLine to share what is expected in future school meal programs.