This podcast will cover current educational, research, and industry tools available to produce the highest quality dairy products - efficiently and effectively.
What Does this Season's Corn Silage Look Like?
Join Dairy Specialists Fred Hall and Jenn Bentley as they visit with Feed and Forage Consultant, Neal Wininger, of Dairyland Labs.
Neal discusses what the lab analysis from this year's corn silage samples are telling him about the quality of the crop and what producers can anticipate about how it will convert into milk in the tank.
Strategies for Cold Weather Calf Care
Fall season starts to bring cooler temperatures and planning our cold weather calf strategies should be ready for when those temperatures drop! Join in as Fred Hall visits with Dairy Field Specialist, Jenn Bentley, as she provides practical strategies to think about for cold weather calf care.
Gearing up for 6.5 pounds of Solids per Hundredweight
With the record high protein component prices, many producers have focused on increasing milk protein percentages in their milk. Join in as Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses increasing total solids, feeding and management strategies, and benchmarks to evaluate for your herd.
Understand and Value, the Value of Labor
There is a strong correlation between labor cost per cwt. equivalent and profitability according to a data set put together by Larry Tranel, Dairy Field Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Join in as we discuss labor efficiency; in terms of milking system efficiency, labor efficiency benchmarks, mindset tactics, and other labor efficiency issues on the farm.
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Farm Safety Check, Silage Safety
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist's Fred Hall and Jenn Bentley are joined with Megan Schossow, and Outreach Coordinator with the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) as they discuss farm safety during the corn silage harvest season.
Key tips in harvesting high quality corn silage
Corn silage is the base for many dairy rations and it is important to keep in mind that we can influence its nutrient content and also how well the cows utilize the nutrients contained in the ensiled product.
Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Specialists as they discuss 5 key areas in detail prior to and during the harvesting and storing process for a successful silage season!