30 episodes

Here we want to discuss all thing dairy farming. From calf to cow and everything in between. Each episode we will interview a new specialist, to bring information in their specific field.

THE DFD (Dairy Farming Discussions) Podcast Keith Schweitzer

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

Here we want to discuss all thing dairy farming. From calf to cow and everything in between. Each episode we will interview a new specialist, to bring information in their specific field.

    Where my money at? Dollar Dollar bill ya‘ll!!

    Where my money at? Dollar Dollar bill ya‘ll!!

    On this episode of the DFD podcast I have a great conversation with Kristin Benke, she is the Director, Economic and Product Development with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. 


    Kristin has spent the last 12 years at the DFO.  We have a great conversation about how the new pricing schedule has been going for the past 8 months.  We also talked about what she thinks the future holds for producers in the P5 with regards to quota allocations, cost of production formula, production sleeves and the SNF ratio.


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  If you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out to me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 42 min
    The corn silage is coming! The corn silage is coming!

    The corn silage is coming! The corn silage is coming!

    On this episode of the podcast, I get to talk to Dr. Bill Mahanna.  Bill is the Global Nutritional Services Manager with Pioneer, he is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.


    Bill has an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to making high quality forages, especially corn silage.  He has worked for Pioneer for over 30 years and he has travelled all over the world educating dairy, beef and small ruminant producers and industry professionals.  Bill has a real passion for helping people make the best forage possible and helping your farms meet their goals by producing and feeding excellent forage.  If you have questions, you can reach him at bill.mahanna@pioneer.com or on Twitter @billmahanna


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  if you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out too me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and  please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Got milk? Not without a pregnancy! Gary Markus 2.0

    Got milk? Not without a pregnancy! Gary Markus 2.0

    On this week's episode of the podcast I talk with Gary Markus about how to set your farm up for Reproductive success!  Gary, along with his wife and four kids run Markhill Holsteins in Ingersoll Ontario.   In addition to milking cows, he also works as an Elite account manager with Alta Genetics in SW Ontario. you can reach him at gary.markus@altagenetics.com or on twitter @gary_markus 


    Reproduction is the engine that drives every dairy farms production and bottom line, there are a multitude of decisions when it comes to your breeding program,  The decisions you make today have repercussions long after they are made.  Gary and I discuss how a producers can make the most informed decision possible from a economical and physiological standpoint. 


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  if you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out too me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and  please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 51 min
    Chlorophyll is not borophyll!

    Chlorophyll is not borophyll!

    On this week's episode of the podcast, I have the pleasure of talking to Christine O'Reilly, the forage and grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).  Christine is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to producing high quality forages.  We have a great conversation about what is happening in the province with regards to forage yields and quality, we also talk about what you can after wheat to build inventories.


    Christine is a grad of University of Guelph, she has a great passion for forage crops and helping producers make decisions that will help meet their goals and bottom line.  She can be reached at christine.oreilly@ontario.ca or on twitter @OReilly_Ag 


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  if you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out too me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and  please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 53 min
    Too hot to handle!! Ep. 2

    Too hot to handle!! Ep. 2

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk to Dr. Mac Littlejohn and Dr. Reg Clinton from Kirkton Vet Clinic about how heat stress affects the cows.  We have a great discussion of what to look for when monitoring your animals and what we can do to help them out.


    Dr. Littlejohn and Dr. Clinton are partners at Kirkton Vet clinic, where they are 2 of the 10 dairy focused vets at the practice.  KVC is a progressive, multi species Vet clinic based in Kirkton Ontario.  Both Mac and Reg have a keen interest in helping dairy and beef producers produce high quality and sustainable food.  


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  if you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out too me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and  please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 52 min
    Too hot to handle! Ep.1

    Too hot to handle! Ep.1

    On this weeks episode of the DFD podcast, I talk to my colleague Chelsea Gordon about the effects of heat stress on cows.  The first week of June was a scorcher in Ontario so we had a great conversation about what we can do as a nutritionally to help these cows make milk and components.


    Chelsea is the Director of Dairy Technology Application for Trouw Nutrition Canada, I have worked with her for the better part of a decade and she is very passionate about dairy nutrition and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to cows.


    I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.  if you have any questions about this episode or on future episodes of the podcast, please feel free to reach out too me by email at keith.schweitzer@trouwnutrition.com or by phone at 1 (226) 236-3227 and  please follow me on twitter @keithschweitzer

    • 40 min

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Great info!

Very practice podcast. Good work!

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