Mark McCaslin - The Future of Your Alfalfa

The Future of Your Alfalfa - Mark McCaslin, Forage Genetics International, from the 2009 World Dairy Expo, Educational Seminar Series, September 29 - October 3, 2009 Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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DairyCast 0273 - Expectations on the grain markets by Patrick Westhoff

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  • Patrick Westhoff, Co-Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, provides his thoughts on what to expect in the grain markets

DairyCast 0207 for November 4 2008

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  • Conversations from the International Distillers Dried Grains Conference
  • Markets and values of DDGs with Informa Economics Scott Richman
  • Brian Arnold of the DeLong Company discusses transportation and long-term infrastructure issues in shipping and hauling

DairyCast 0196 for September 26 2008

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  • Special presentation with Dr Orlen Grunewald about his presentation at the Kansas State Risk and Profit conference  

DairyCast 0187 for August 26 2008

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  • What does the temperature and variation in temperature in the reticulum tell us about the cow? Can it lead to better disease diagnosis and reproduction management?
  • Gary Crawford, USDA, highlights the forecasts for this year's corn and soybean yields.

DairyCast 0186 for August 22 2008

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  • Dr. Sandy Mckenzie, Harper Adams University College in Shropshire England, shares his research on reducing certain mineral supplements.
  • How may heat stress be affecting the genetic expression of your cows.

DairyCast 0163 for May 30 2008

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  • An update on regulatory and legislative changes to the feed industry from Jerrod Kersey, American Feed Industry Association
  • How keeping equipment clean and sanitized can prevent the spread of microorganisms and keep your cows healthier

DairyCast 0162 for May 27 2008

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  •  Dairy producers who hire immigrant labor could find themselves caught between the Department of Homeland Security's rules and antidiscrimination laws.
  • But the Senate could provide some assistance on immigrant labor through an attachment on a war funding bill.
  • What happens when the water runs dry? So crop producers know first-hand the challenges of water availability. What could it mean for feed costs?

DairyCast 0143 for March 21 2008

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  • Scott Stewart of Stewart Peterson shares some very valuable risk management insights
  • Does feeding out dairy steers make sense for you?  An inside look at what packers are looking for, buying considerations and feeding considerations 

DairyCast 0141 for March 14 2008

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  • The latest research on silage specific and brown mid-rib hybrids shows that the multi-generation investment is yielding tremendous reults for dairy producers
  • How does traceability work in a voluntary animal identification system?  And does it pay?
  • Is it worth it to keep some dairy steers around to feed out? Let's look at the costs and benefits to determine if the idea makes sense for you.
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