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DairyCast 0061 for May 22 2007

DairyCast 0061 Show Notes:

  • Managing heifers for maximum profitability and productivity
  • Update from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association
  • Genex' Hap Allen shares what they're learning and where they're going through sexed semen technology

 

DairyCast 0060 for May 18 2007

DairyCast 0060 Show Notes:

  • Hay conditions update
  • Talking team management with Sarah Fogleman from Kansas State and Mark Greenwood with AgStar Financial Services
  • Economist Abner Womack from the University of Missouri talking about ethanol's impact on feed prices
  • USDA's Gary Crawford and alternatives for ethanol feedstocks

DairyCast 0059 for May 15 2007

DairyCast 0059 Show Notes:

  • Dr. Charles Staples at the University of FL looks at the addition of fats to dairy rations and the impact on reproduction
  • Continuing the conversation with Professor Don Beitz. Today, it's changing the composition of protein products genetically.

DairyCast 0058 for May 11 2007

DairyCast 0058 Show Notes:

  • Experiments on mice indicate that BSE in cattle aged 21 and 23 months old not contagious
  • Iowa State Professor looks at nutrition impact on protein products
  • Transgenic animals with BioSidus' Dr. Carlos Melo
  • Economist certain biotechnology acceptance will come in the next decade
  • Alfalfa genetics

DairyCast 0057 for May 8, 2007

DairyCast 0057 Show Notes:

  • JJ Brown with Sen. Orrin Hatch's office on interstate meat shipping
  • Hap Allen and Dairy Challenge
  • Jim Sandstrom with Epitopix and the company's latest dairy vaccine
  • Don Tyler, Tyler & Associates - Essential employee management documents

DairyCast 0056 for May 4 2007

DairyCast 0056 Show Notes:

  • Don Bliss at MidAmerica Agricultural Research Services says pay attention to parasites no matter where the calves are housed.
  • Alfalfa.. the miracle crop.. with a little help from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center of the Agricultural Research Service.

DairyCast 0055 for May 1 2007

DairyCast 0055 Show Notes:

  • Update on feed contaminants from the FDA
  • The role of Veterinary Toxicology in animal agriculture with Dr. Birgit Puschner of U.C. Davis
  • Optimizing alfalfa performance with with product selection options
  • Install a digester on a budget
  • Parasites take a big bite out of productivity
  • "Those who don't understand, manage...

DairyCast 0054 for April 27 2007

DairyCast 0054 Show Notes:

  • Animal Traceability efforts underway draw attention again after feed contamination in the U.S.
  • Ivy Natural Solutions providing alternatives for alternative producers
  • Chromium looks to provide production benefits, according to Dr. John McNamara
  • Looking at your corporate communications from a different perspective

DairyCast 0053a for April 25 2007

DairyCast 0053a Show Notes:

  • Special episode featuring Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns Press Conference on Farm Bill Legislation, including comments on conservation reserve and security programs, wetlands programs and lower interest rates for new and minority farmers on farm loans.

DairyCast 0053 for April 24 2007

DairyCast 0053 Show Notes:

  • Milkfat depression culprits with Dr. Adam Lock of Cornell
  • Coleman Natural Foods spokesman talks about terminology
  • Status of the USDA process of determining what the term 'Natural' means
  • Delay insemination and improve production efficiency
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