Archive for the ‘PDPW’ Category

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:


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:

PDPW Dairy Tours Head to Texas

October 15, 2014 — From canyons to cowboys, big spaces to big steaks, everything Texas is famous for is in the Texas Panhandle. This region, where the Southern Plains meets the desert, is the milk production capital of Texas. Between 2000 and 2012, the region saw a nearly tenfold increase in the number of dairy cows.

Today, the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico milk shed is the third largest milk-producing area in the country. Tour with us as we examine how Texas Panhandle dairy farmers are harnessing ingenuity, innovation and technology to produce more milk with less environmental impact. Julie Gabris of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) tells us more in this podcast:

PDPF: Believing in the Future

October 8, 2014 —  The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation continues to grow by sharing ideas, resources and experiences about important issues surrounding the dairy industry through educational opportunities for dairy producers and the public. PDPF’s leader Deb Reinhart joined us on today’s DairyLine to give us an update.


Look at Big Picture When Managing BRD Risk

October 1, 2014 — Part two of our discussion with Dr. Theresa Ollivett concerning bovine respiratory disease.


Diagnosing BRD

September 24, 2014 — Dr. Theresa Ollivet from the University of Wisconsin joined us on today’s DairyLine to discuss bovine respiratory disease and ways to combat it.


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.

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.


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.


Lameness Can Be Prevented

August 27, 2014 — Dr. Nigel Cook from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, begins a multi-part series regarding the best steps to prevent lameness in your dairy herd. The first step is proper bedding. He explains in this week’s “Your Bottom Line” segment brought to you by the PDPW: