DairyVoice is a podcast, with new episodes available twice a month. The series has an exclusive focus on dairy producers and associated industry professionals that need help with cost-savings, efficiency, and other invaluable industry information. The podcast series, features expert speakers from across the United States on topics such as Cow Comfort, Business Management, dairy cash flow, and other current industry issues that arise.
Bill Itle and Carissa Itle Westrick discuss their farm and processing plant
You're a dairy producer in Pennsylvania processing your own milk supplying 20 school districts. Coronavirus closes the schools... what next? Bill Itle and his daughter, Carissa Itle Westrick, talk with DairyBusiness News about the year of COVID-19 and lots more in this episode. Their Vale Wood Farms milks 230 cows and their processing plant serves some 5000 accounts including home delivery near Loretto, Pa. This family is on the front lines of making milk and serving consumers with today's dairy products.
New York Dairy Farmer Natasha Sutherland
Here's an episode not to be missed. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Natasha Sutherland. Natasha is a partner with her family at Stein Farms in Leroy, New York, where she is in charge of the 1000-cow milking herd and 800-head heifer program. She's bright, enthusiastic, and well-spoken with a great sense of humor and a commitment to modern dairy farming. From her time running dairies in New Zealand to her thoughts on today's co-op production limits, Natasha has it going on.
Jon Greenwood of Greenwood Dairy on feed, soil, water, farming in New York, and getting involved
Jon Greenwood didn't grow up on a dairy and he started out as a college student working part time to pay for school. With backing from the farmer he worked for after graduation, he got started with 70 cows. Today, he and his wife, Linda, have built Greenwood Dairy, a 1500-cow / 7000-acre operation in Northern New York, now farming with their son. A leader off the farm, too, Jon explains to Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News that if you're not at the table, you're on the menu.
Brett Barlass of Yosemite Jersey Dairy talks about breeding and managing this 1800-cow registered herd.
Even with a Wisconsin Jersey pedigree second to none, Brett Barlass made his own way from Cornell to California. He runs the herd and farming operations for Yosemite Jersey Dairy which is owned by the C. A. Russell family in Hilmar, California. In this episode of DairyVoice, he talks with Joel Hastings about breeding and managing this 1800-cow registered herd and offers his keys to success as a professional farm manager. He also has some words of wisdom for today's dairy students. Brett has it going on. From helping the wrestling team at the local high school to serving as President of the California Jersey Association.
Herd Manager and partner Luke Hopkins and Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wallace of Zoetis Discuss cow health and wellbeing.
A commitment to cow health and wellbeing is the focus of this episode. At Collins Dairy near Green Bay, Wisconsin, the latest technology, solid management and a focus on cow care makes for a high producing, healthy herd. In DairyVoice episode 37, Herd Manager and partner Luke Hopkins and consulting Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wallace of Zoetis tell host Joel Hastings how they get the job done.
Luke Hopkins oversees a 1300 milking cow and heifer-raising program, using the latest technologies, as well as his lifetime of experience caring for dairy cattle. Dr. Richard Wallace, dairy technical service team manager for Zoetis, has assisted here, applying his background in private practice as well as his academic training. Together, they insure a healthy, high producing herd.
Maine dairy farmer Jenni Tilton-Flood on talking with consumers and life on the farm
This Maine dairy farmer shares her sometimes unconventional insights with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness about talking with consumers. Jenni Tilton-Flood, a partner with her family on a 1500-cow dairy operation, serves on State and national check-off boards. She's a real presence on social media with her commentaries on dairy, cows, life on the farm and the larger society.