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.

Raw Milk Debate Information Page

Milk Cans Stay on top of the raw milk conversations. Raw Milk is in the news again because of recent (March 26, 2010) illnesses reported in Michigan. This page is to help provide you with information, news, and opinion about raw milk.

Raw Milk conversations for May 1 - May 18, 2010 (click image for larger version)
Raw Milk Conversations






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