DairyCast 0125 for January 11 2008

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  • Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension Dairy Specialist, provides a more complete understanding of Milk Urea Nitrogen
  • Developing employee leaders in your dairy can be easier when realizing the multicultural dynamics that exist. Jorge Estrada, Leadership Coaching Intl, helps you do just that.
  • Some new opportunities are on the horizon for young and new farmers

DairyCast 0121 for December 18 2007

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  • Jorge Estrada, Leadership Coaching Intl, shares his insights into the current state of immigration reform and what that could mean for you
  • New research at Kansas State indicates that levels of E.coli 0157H7 could be elevated in cattle feed distillers grains and ethanol byproducts 

DairyCast 0108 for November 2 2007

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  • Tom Elam, FarmEcon.com President, shares an economic perspective on fuel ethanol subsidies
  • How to manage generation gaps with employees by Don Tyler 

DairyCast 0078 for July 20 2007

DairyCast 0078 Show Notes:

  • Mycotoxins a feed concern as base for nutrients widens
  • Bluegrass straw a replacement for alfalfa?
  • Testing to ensure products produce what they're expected to
  • Survey of dairy producers and biofuels by-product use

DairyCast 0075 for July 10 2007

DairyCast 0075 Show Notes:

  • Air quality studies underway as outlined in the EPA Animal Feeding Operations Agreement. Overview and factsheet.
  • Probiotics - if they work, we don't know why or how. But we're learning.
  • Environmental planning, Canadian style with Ian Wishart of Keystone Agri Producers.

DairyCast 0074 for July 6 2007

DairyCast 0074 Show Notes:

  • Family members die in Virginia manure pit
  • Dairy Feeding Challenges for 2007 with Mike Hutjens
  • Heat stress replay with Arizona's Dr. Lance Baumgard
  • Water quality impact on rumen action
  • Trading water quality credits

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 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...
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