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DairyCast 0120 for December 14 2007

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  • Eric Atkinson visits with Kevin Herbel, Kansas Farm Management Association to offer some year end financial advice
  • Will the Farm Bill contain revisions on who pays the dairy checkoff?
  • Sara Muirhead, Feedstuffs, provides insights and outlooks

On-Farm Culturing of Mastitis

Would you like to improve the overall quality of milk produced? Are you concerned about clinical mastitis or are you looking to improve your treatment protocols? Is the SCC of your herd too high? If you answered yes to any of these questions, on-farm milk culturing can be an effective way to improve these things on your operation.

Interested producers should note that the success or failure of an on-farm culturing program is dependent upon the motivations, training and support of personnel involved. However, materials needed are readily available and with proper training a clear advantage of receiving timely culture results can be seen.

DairyCast 0119 for December 11 2007

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  • Enter to Win an iPod! Click the image on the right...
  • Walt Cooley, Editor of Progressive Dairyman, shares his suggestion on how we can improve the image the public has of today's modern dairy operations
  • Canadian province alters regulations on manure application to shift the focus on the amounts of phosphorus applied

DairyCast 0118 for December 7 2007

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  • Don Tyler, agriculture Management Coach and Advisor, shares some valuable advice on modifying employee behavior
  • Farm safety is a year-round priority, making improvements during the down time can increase productivity and help prevent injury

DairyCast 0117 for December 4 2007

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  • With the Ethanol revolution in full swing, what has become of cellulosic ethanol?
  • How much influence do consumers have on retailers and what will their stance be on modified atmosphere packaging? 

DairyCast 0116 for November 30 2007

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  • Preserving our most important resources: our land and our people
  • Increases in grain commodity prices is leading to elevated land values and higher pasture rents
  • New technology available to vets may make life a little easier for producers and vets

DairyCast 0115 for November 27 2007

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  • Dr. Claudia Mobley, Director of the Center for Retailing Excellence at the University of Arkansas, shares the 5 macro trends of today's consumer
  • Colleen Wilson, University of Manitoba, adds some research results on managing manure application to optimize pasture performance

DairyCast 0114 for November 23 2007

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  • Special Holiday Episode... Collaboration and Collective Intelligence from MIT

DairyCast 0113 for November 20 2007

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  • Using fungi in the spent water of ethanol production to gain beneficial ingredients for dairy producers
  • USDA helps share the significance of global trade on a local level
  • A changing paradigm with the National Dairy Checkoff
  • Keeping our tools available to us to optimize production to meet a growing world population

DairyCast 0112 for November 16 2007

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  • Troy Dumler, Farm Economist and Farm Policy Specialist, updates the current status of the 2007 (2008?) Farm Bill
  • Utilizing risk management tools on your livestock operation in times of high risk and volatility 
  • How do we successfully manage odor and what does the EPA have planned to "help" us manage odor better?
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