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The _Progressive Dairy_ podcast is for U.S. dairy producers and their industry partners. Each helpful, informative episode serves as an on-the-go companion to the reliable, trustworthy information you find when reading _Progressive Dairy_ magazine. New episodes are released every other week on Tuesdays.

The _Progressive Dairy_ podcast is for U.S. dairy producers and their industry partners. Each helpful, informative episode serves as an on-the-go companion to the reliable, trustworthy information you find when reading _Progressive Dairy_ magazine. New episodes are released every other week on Tuesdays.

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United States

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The _Progressive Dairy_ podcast is for U.S. dairy producers and their industry partners. Each helpful, informative episode serves as an on-the-go companion to the reliable, trustworthy information you find when reading _Progressive Dairy_ magazine. New episodes are released every other week on Tuesdays.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fred Gingrich: AABP updates production guidelines for calf dehorning

2/18/2020
At the beginning of 2020, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) updated its guidelines for how dehorning should be done on dairy farms. The national organization first established guidelines for this practice in 2014. One significant update in the dehorning guidelines is the recommendation for pain mitigation. Progressive Dairy Editor Walt Cooley spoke with AABP’s Executive Director Fred Gingrich, DVM, about the changes and what they mean on-farm.

Duration:00:24:58

Budjon Farms: Creating permanence in an ever-changing industry

2/4/2020
If you’ve ever been around a dairy cattle showring, or picked up a purebred publication, there's a good chance you know the name “Budjon.” One of the most well-known prefixes in today’s registered cattle business, their lengthy list of showring achievements include: But don’t let the showring fame fool you. The Budjon brand isn’t only about trophies and ribbons; they have adapted their focus to become known as a premier boarding facility for elite genetics, and they continue to diversify...

Duration:00:21:31

Joakim Rosengren: Sustaining agriculture around the globe

1/21/2020
Editor Karen Lee sits down with DeLaval president and CEO Joakim Rosengren to hear his views on sustainability, the future of milking equipment, dairy on an international stage and what motivates him during tough times. Rosengren also shares a couple of interesting, yet short-lived, milking equipment innovations that can be found in the company’s museum in Sweden.

Duration:00:21:00

Marin Bozic: What the 2020s will look like

1/7/2020
Editor Walt Cooley and ag economist Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota discuss macroeconomic factors that will likely influence the upcoming decade. In this episode, Bozic touches on the importance of a trade deal with China, the increasing automation of jobs in the U.S. economy, U.S. energy independence’s rearranging of geopolitics and the potential impact of the USMCA trade deal being ratified.

Duration:00:23:55

Be grateful for your “super power”

12/23/2019
Editor Walt Cooley and Professional Dairy Producers Executive Director Shelly Mayer remind listeners of the reason for the season and challenge all to be grateful for their individual “super power.”

Duration:00:03:19

Andy Lenkaitis: The aims of dairy automation

12/10/2019
Illinois dairyman Andy Lenkaitis converted his home farm Red Shirt Holsteins to robotic milking in 2017. He is also an environmental sales engineer and works for GEA. He assists dairy farms that are transitioning from conventional to robotic milking. In this episode, he talks about his own robotic milking transition, what he’s found is helpful to producers going through their own transitions and the biggest challenges he sees in most transitions to robots.

Duration:00:14:27

Dr. Gordie Jones: The all-seasons hybrid barn

11/26/2019
In this episode, Editor Peggy Coffeen talks with the Dr. Gordie Jones about a dairy barn design concept he contrived called the all-seasons hybrid barn.

Duration:00:29:26

How to ensure farm family meetings are productive

11/12/2019
Editor Walt Cooley interviews magazine contributor Andy Junkin. He calls himself a specialist in the decision culture of farmers. In short, he’s a farm family consultant. He’s written several books based on his experience consulting with farms. His most recent book is called Bulletproof Your Farm. It’s a workbook of sorts on how to get your family meeting regularly.

Duration:00:18:17

How to ensure farm family meetings are productive

11/12/2019
Editor Walt Cooley interviews magazine contributor Andy Junkin. He calls himself a specialist in the decision culture of farmers. In short, he’s a farm family consultant. He’s written several books based on his experience consulting with farms. His most recent book is called Bulletproof Your Farm. It’s a workbook of sorts on how to get your family meeting regularly.

Duration:00:18:17

Pete Turk and Mike North: Risk management and forwarding contracting

10/29/2019
In this episode, Editor Walt Cooley talks with the new principal partners of Vault Ag about forward contracting and risk management in the dairy industry. In October 2019, Rice Dairy LLC in Chicago, Illinois, and Commodity Risk Management Group in Platteville, Wisconsin, announced a partnership between the two businesses to create a single brokerage company that will service the agriculture and dairy industries under the banner of Vault Ag Holding Company LLC. I got a chance to sit down...

Duration:00:18:30

Milking robots: When to retrofit, how to train fresh cows and troubleshooting cow signals

10/16/2019
Automated milking systems are changing the way today’s farms function. As more and more dairies adopt the technology, the industry is adjusting its tried and true methods and there is always something new to be said on the topic. Today’s episode provides summaries of three different articles we’ve published this past year on incorporating robots. Listen in to find out whether you should retrofit or build new to accommodate automated milking systems in your barn. Find out the best techniques...

Duration:00:16:08

How dairyman Michael Johnson has integrated eartag activity monitoring

10/1/2019
Minnesota dairyman Michael Johnson has been using eartag activity monitoring from CowManager for four and a half years. In this episode, he talks about his experience installing the technology, his results and advice for other dairymen who may be considering similar technology. Johnson operates Trailside Holsteins in Fountain, Minnesota, and milks 600-cows.

Duration:00:18:12

Interview with Kay Johnson Smith: What animal rights activist are up to in 2019

9/27/2019
The pro-livestock, non-profit organization Animal Ag Alliance annually attends the Animal Rights National Conference to discover trends in strategy and tactics among anti-animal agriculture groups. (No, they don’t use undercover tactics to get in.) Kay Johnson Smith, CEO of the Animal Ag Alliance, recaps in this episode what the alliance heard and saw at the 2019 event held in Alexandria, Virginia, and what it means for dairy farmers.

Duration:00:21:47

Trailer: Introducing Progressive Dairy podcasts

9/27/2019
In this first-ever episode, listen to Progressive Dairy editors Walt Cooley, Karen Lee, Peggy Coffeen and Dave Natzke discuss what you can expect from future podcasts published by the magazine.

Duration:00:05:25