DairyCast 0379 - How can you gain more milk with less feed?

mp3DairyCast 0379 Show Notes:
  • Howard Jensen and Roger Calza, Biozyme, share their insights into how you can gain the Amaferm advantage and increase your cow herd efficiencies.
  • Take the Amaferm Beat the Heat Challenge today.

DairyCast 0378 - How sustainable is our future in agriculture?

mp3DairyCast 0378 Show Notes:

DairyCast 0377 - How to properly detect heat stress in your herd

mp3DairyCast 0377 Show Notes:
  • Today we learn how to properly and accurately diagnose heat stress with Dr. Larry Hollis, cattle veterinarian at Kansas State University.
  • Heat Stress Chart

DairyCast update for June 15, 2010, How zoning may affect your niche or agritourism business

After a trip to Chicago last week, I am reminded once again how great the distance is between consumers and the farm. While the mileage from downtown Chicago to the nearest farm may not be long, the distance in understanding of consumers and food production is continually growing.

We need to establish education as one of our top priorities and work diligently to close this education gap that exists today. So I challenge each of us to do a little more to help consumers better understand our story of producing their food.

DairyCast 0372 - What your neighbors are saying about their silage

mp3DairyCast 0372 Show Notes:
  • Today let’s spend some time visiting with your neighbors and fellow dairy producers about their experiences growing and feeding silage.

DairyCast update for June 2, 2010, What are some ways to improve cattle handling practices

The dairy industry is taking a hit because of the actions of one former employee at Conklin Dairy Farms Inc. in Ohio. The actions of one person have created the impression that all dairies treat their dairy cows poorly. And this is certainly not the case!

The question for those of us in the dairy industry is "what do we do next?"

DairyCast 0371 - Nebraska veterinarian suggests ways to improve our cattle handling practices

mp3DairyCast 0371 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Tom Noffsinger, Nebraska veterinarian and cattle handling expert, suggests some actions that we can take to improve our cattle handling practices.

DairyCast 0370 - Temple Grandin helps us create a cattle welfare audit scorecard

mp3DairyCast 0370 Show Notes:
  • Temple Grandin, world renowned cattle handling expert, offers her thoughts on how to effectively create a cattle welfare scorecard for your operation.

DairyCast update for May 18, 2010, Animal‑rights is not about treating animals more nicely

Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, shares this observation to a packed audience at the 2010 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit: Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?

Steve Maddox, California Dairyman from RuAnn and Maddox Dairy, shares how his operations have developed and grown from 14 cows in the 1950's to now over 3400 milking cows, 650 dry cows, 4000 replacement heifers, and 2500 cows sold for breeding purposes.
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