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DairyCast 0174 for July 11 2008

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  • How valuable is your workforce? Kelly Donham, University of Iowa, outlines how you can further protect your most valuable resource, your family and employees.
  • Chris Galen, National Milk, highlights a new animal handling resource that is being shipped to you and thousands of dairy producers across the country.

DairyCast 0173 for July 8 2008

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  • Can adding Borax to your manure make happier neighbors? A new product may soon be available. Terry Whitehead, Research Microbiologist at ARS, tells of recent research.
  • Effectively transitioning and transporting young calves can have a major impact on health. Are there things from the beef industry we can use to help make that transition easier? 

DairyCast 0172 for July 1 2008

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  • What do today's consumers think about animal welfare and what are they willing to pay for? Jason Lusk, Agricultural Economist at Oklahoma State University, offers his perspective.
  • The American Veterinary Medicine Association has developed new resources for you. Click here to take a look.

DairyCast 0171 for June 27 2008

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  • Don Tyler, agriculture management coach and advisor and DairyCast Headliner, talks about how we can recruit and train employees for long term success.
  • Transitioning ownership in your operation may be the most important aspect of your legacy. Tips on doing it correctly are offered by Mike Fassler, Vice President of Consulting for Salisbury Management Services.

DairyCast 0170 for June 24 2008

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  • Agriculture Secretary, Ed Schaffer, talks about his recent trip to Rome, where the agenda was focused on feeding a growing world with high demand for grains.
  • Concerned about your mineral program?  Maybe you should be.  With increasing input costs across the board, be certain that while cutting costs that you aren't cutting corners.

DairyCast 0169 for June 20 2008

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  • Which Presidential nominee would be a better choice for the future of agriculture? Let's start the dialogue on this topic with Jim Wiesmeyer, Vice President of Farm and Trade Policy with Informa Economics, Inc.
  • Mhiari Sutherland, Texas Tech University, explains animal welfare perspectives from a sustainable standpoint.

Fuel prices climb, conservation tillage offers relief

As fuel prices continue to climb, conservation tillage might offer farmers some relief. An estimated 3.5 gallons of diesel fuel could be saved per acre by switching from conventional tillage to no-till. Other benefits like reduced soil erosion, improved soil tilth and water conservation can also be seen.

 

To see just what your savings would be, log onto http://ecat.sc.egov.usda.gov

DairyCast 0168 for June 17 2008

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  • What should the US policy be for ethanol and energy production? Matt Roberts, the Ohio State University, shares an economist perspective
  • Don Lay, USDA, highlight the latest research on cattle welfare that the USDA is working on for you.
  • The cwt program is offering a herd retirement opportunity unlike any before and the program will likely

DairyCast 0167 for June 13 2008

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  • Now that the new Farm Bill is complete, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is just around the corner. Who will it effect, will it effect you? Bruce Knight, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, explains the details we should all know.

DairyCast 0166 for June 10 2008

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  • Roger McEowen, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law at Iowa State University, highlights two recent legal cases and their impacts on the agriculture community.
  • Following a recent conference, John Baah, Research Scientist at Agrifoods Canada, shares some valuable information that you should know about silage inoculants.
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