DairyCast 0150 for April 15 2008

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  • When will we finally have a new farm bill to operate under?  And who is going to get the payments? Troy Dumler, Kansas State University, provides his insights.
  • Dennis DiPietrie, DairyCast Headliner, shares thoughts on how world economies are influencing our production as well as steps you can take to stay informed.

DairyCast 0149 for April 11 2008

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  • Jeremy Howard, Sales Manager for BioTracking, offers you some solutions to know which cows are bred and which cows are open.
  • How are changes in the structure of today's beef industry affecting you, as dairy producers?

2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: Protecting Our Freedom to Operate

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DairyCast 0148 for April 8 2008

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  • Alex Avery, Director of Research at the Center for Global Food Issues, discusses the eco-safety and benefits of growth promoting pharmaceuticals
  • Supporting visuals of his presentation

DairyCast 0147 for April 4 2008

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  • Wes Jamison, University of Florida, highlights the moral dilemma that consumers face regarding animal agriculture and livestock production
  • Which tag reader is the best for you?  Phil Anderson, IDology, tells how their technology is different
  • Jorge Estrada, Leadership Coaching International, tells how to improve results with a multi-cultural workforce

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 0142 for March 18 2008

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  • Kathleen Emery, Dairy Veterinarian, discusses the value of using higher digestible forages for improved milk production
  • Dr. John F. Smith, Kansas State University, presents his work with cross-ventilation dairy barn design that has provided new options for improved cow comfort that translate to better herd health and production

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.

DairyCast 0138 for March 4 2008

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  • Sarah Fogelman, previously of Kansas State University, highlights the importance of effective communication in employee management
  • Terry Etherton, Penn State, shares his viewpoint on the current milk labeling situation and how we, as an industry, need to respond
  • Understanding cultural differences between hispanic employees and anglo employers 

DairyCast 0135 for February 22 2008

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  • The Largest Beef Recall in History - what caused it?
  • A detailed look at dairy producers investment in the beef checkoff program and the proposed enhancements discussed at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention
  • How to successfully comply with the new waste discharge requirements and the impact on California dairy producers
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