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DairyCast 0025 for January 12, 2007

DairyCast 0025 Show Notes:
  • USDA's Agricultural Research Service has announced initial results of a research project involving prion-free cattle, animals that were genetically modified to not produce the protein that has been linked to BSE
  • On-Farm mastitus testing tips with Dr. Linda Tikofsky
  • Employee benefits and incentives discussion with Dr. Rich Stup

DairyCast 0024 for January 9, 2007

DairyCast 0024 Show Notes:
  • Discussing DDGs Standardized Testing... What should be included and why with Richard Sellers of the American Feed Industry Association
  • Cindy Zimmerman with Pioneer's Dr. Bill Mahanna on VFA's variability and testing from the Forage Forum
  • Dr. Terry Etherton of Penn State shares his thoughts on consumer perception and rBST.

DairyCast 0023 for January 5, 2007

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DairyCast 0022 for January 2, 2007

DairyCast 0022 Show Notes:
  • Actual image of H3N2 virus. Article is here.
  • Cloning back on the front page after FDA report, but agency requests 90 day comment period before moving ahead. To leave comment electronically, click here. Written comments may be sent to: Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD, 20852. Comments must be received by Apr. 2, 2007 and should include the docket number 2003N-0573
  • InDevR develops faster, more reliable computer chip-based influenza ID test.
  • Dr. Carl Hunt shares some of the concerns as we look for additional sources of feed energy.
  • There are historical precedents for situations like the current explosive re-allocation of corn as noted by Dr. Dennis DiPietre.

DairyCast 0021 for December 22 2006

DairyCast 0021 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Carl Hunt at the University of Idaho discusses his research on accessing the energy content of available corn and the impact of fermention.
  • Employee training segment with Dr. Rich Stup. He shares what you should be including in your current and future training bag.
  • What's happening in the wholesale markets? Dr. Mark Wustenberg shares his take on wholesale changes in that channel and how to communicate the right message to consumers.

DairyCast 0020 for December 19 2006

DairyCast 0020 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Duane Norman says genetic requirements for grazing dairy cattle may be different... but still the same.
  • Estrus Synchronization and A.I. out at K-State with Jeff Stevenson and Jeff Wickmann
  • Animal ID still making news. The USDA says 'voluntary, voluntary, voluntary'
  • WSJ op-ed says the time for irradiation has come. Iowa State's Dennis Olson agrees.

DairyCast 0019 for December 15 2006

DairyCast 0019 Show Notes:
  • Immune suppression and what we're learning about supplements
  • Performance feedback key to productivity and participation
  • Vitreousness in corn from Pioneer Forage Forum with Cindy Z.
  • Deceptive imprinting and immune refocusing. What we know about vaccine development.

DairyCast 0018 for December 12 2006

DairyCast 0018 Show Notes:
  • Dairy nutrition issues in working with 2006 crops. Professor Patrick Hoffman, dairy specialist for the Department of Dairy Science at UW-M.
  • Organic vs non-Organic... in this corner, consumer research as part of a doctoral dissertation... what is it and what's it worth
  • And in this corner... Alex Avery talks about the message in his book "The Truth About Organic Foods"
  • Professor Hoffman returns with a look to the future of DDGs and other happenings in the lab.

DairyCast 0017 for December 8 2006

DairyCast 0017 Show Notes:
  • Exploring Post-Calving Negative Energy Issues with W. R. Butler
  • High pressure processing extends shelf life with better taste at lower temperatures, but that's not the answer they're seeking...
  • Product exports up this year and contributing to producers bottom line
  • Biofuels market impact on agriculture doesn't look to let up soon.

DairyCast 0016 for December 1 2006

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