Archive for the ‘PDPW’ Category

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:


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



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.

Wisconsin Dairies Host Twilight Meetings

August 6, 2014 — ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement™) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are an opportunity to bring together local community leaders and dairy producers to learn together and discuss important issues. Amy Bonomie, PDPW’s manager of partnerships and public outreach explains in this “Your Bottom Line” podcast:

These meetings are brought to you by the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) and are open to the public. “This is a free, open-invitation to community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials, dairy and livestock producers and community members interested in learning from each other so Wisconsin communities continue to be green and vibrant,” states Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW.

Those attending one of the ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings will be treated to a 60-minute tour of the hosting dairy, followed by open dialogue and ice cream. The discussion will provide a platform for open communication about issues important to our communities.

The meetings will begin with dairy tours at 6:00 p.m., and from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ice cream will be served with discussion and open Q&A to follow.

Locations Include:

August 18. Hank & Pam Wagner Family, Wagner Farms Inc.: N6928 County BB, Oconto Falls, Wis.

August 26. Meissner Families, Norm-E-Lane: W267 Panther Creek Rd., Chili, Wis.

August 27. Brian & Yogi Brown Family, Sunburst Dairy: 1003 County Road PB, Belleville, Wis.

August 28. Wolf Family, Sunset Farms: 6600 Sunset Dr., Allenton, Wis.

This will be an important opportunity for you to connect with Wisconsin dairy and livestock industries, listen to the viewpoints of community leaders, and elected officials. Previous ACE evenings have been insightful, engaging and extremely successful in boosting the learning curve for attendees.

Register your attendance by calling the Wisconsin Towns Association at (715)526-3157 or email  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Mindset Shifting With Drug Residues

July 30, 2014 — Dairy consultant Dr. David Rhoda joins us on today’s DairyLine to discuss the shifting mindset regarding drug residues.


Shredlage: A New Way of Harvesting Corn Silage

July 23, 2014 — Dairy producers have expressed interest in feeding corn as Shredlage™. University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Randy Shaver shares with DairyLine listeners the latest results after conducting feeding trials to see what makes it tick inside the cow.