DairyCast 0029a for January 26, 2007

DairyCast 0029a Show Notes:
  • Dr. Moira Gunn of TechNation talks with author Carol Dweck about thinking styles and how your employees may be programmed to avoid change.

DairyCast 0028 for January 23, 2007

DairyCast 0028 Show Notes:
  • Successfully transitioning cows sets the groundwork for profitable production. Tom Overton helps us hit the marks for this important period.

DairyCast 0027 for January 19, 2007

DairyCast 0027 Show Notes:
  • Mycotoxins in more grain samples. Do you REALLY know where your corn is coming from?
  • Forage specialist for Pioneer, Bill Mahanna looks at milk butterfat suppression.
  • Market analysis with Univ of IL economist Darrell Good
  • Eric Atkinson from Ag Today talks with Iowa State Law Professor Roger McEowen about important tax provision extensions.

DairyCast 0026 for January 16, 2007

DairyCast 0026 Show Notes:
  • Feeding waste milk to calves looks to provide more benefit than previously thought.
  • USDA looks at current use of the term "Natural" with definition to come.
  • New grain products to maximize utilization for all users.

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

DairyCast 0023 Show Notes:

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.
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