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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.
 
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Barbara O’Brien has completed her first full year as CEO of Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI). In this episode of DairyVoice, Joel Hastings returns to talk with Barb about some pivotal accomplishments in 2022. Barb discusses the collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, the record-breaking year in dairy exports, and the continued focus on the “Dairy Dream Tea…
 
Host of DairyVoice podcast, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers, talks with Helen Korzek about the management of nutrition, repro, animal care and crops evaluated on dairy farms. Helen Korzek is with GPS Dairy Consulting and she discusses the importance of combining local talent with immigrant talent. GPS is a dairy consulting company with a br…
 
Dr. Sara Kvidera of Elanco Animal Health talks about immune activation in dairy. She and DairyVoice host Connie Kuber discuss the consequences of this happening and what do dairy farmers need to do about it? The interview also dives in to leaky gut, explaining what it is and how it happens.By Connie Kuber & Dr. Sara Kvidera
 
Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers talks with Dr. Anna Catharina Berge, a Swedish veterinarian based in Belgium. Dr. Berge speaks on MSD Animal Health’s continuing study of ongoing bovine coronavirus and its prevalence in the UK and European Union. The study looks at how much virus and antibodies are present, measuring 130 farms with over 200 …
 
Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers, host of DairyVoice podcast, talks with Bill Earley and Tamilee Nennich Adolph of ADM on the business of sustainability. They talk about adapting to this culture and environment today. Dairy farmers need to change their mindset from compliance and regulatory oversight-oriented, to greater operational efficien…
 
DairyVoice and DairyBusiness News host Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro Silage Barriers speaks with Megan Mouw, Chairman of Wester Regional North American Innercollegiate Dairy Challenge and member of that board. They talk about the Dairy Challenge, how it benefits youth and how it works. For more information, you can email Megan at M…
 
In this episode, Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience talks with Dr. Riboni of Diamond V about herd health. Focusing on natural immune support, they discuss post-biotics and their role in maintaining a healthy herd. Dr. Riboni details stimulating the cows Immune system in this informative podcast.By Connie Kuber & Dr. Mario Riboni
 
This dairy foods entrepreneur is committed to his dairy farmer partners and suppliers along with his local community. James Munn founded Black River Valley Natural with his wife Bethany to provide top quality artisan dairy products while helping to revitalize his hometown of Lyons Falls, New York. In this episode, Munn shares with host Joel Hasting…
 
DairyBusiness News host Connie Kuber and her partner and spouse Ron Kuber, both with Connor Agriscience, talk with Dr. Hugo Ramirez. Dr. Ramirez is a silage consultant and noted researcher on silage planning and preparation. In this episode, they discuss the use of barrier films and learning/analyzing the process with focus on getting the highest m…
 
In this episode of DairyVoice, host Connie Kuber has a conversation with Laura Daniels, President and Founder of Dairy Girl Network. Laura explains how it works, how it helps, and what DGN means for women in our industry. The Dairy Girl Network National Conference is scheduled for November 1-3, 2022 in Prior Lake Minnesota. Women in dairy are encou…
 
In this episode of DairyVoice podcast, host Connie Kuber of Sealpro talks with Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Counselor of Eyes on the Horizon Consulting and Amanda Borkowski of the Dairy Girl Network. They discuss the increasing concern with farmers, relating to depression and anxiety, signs of stress, mental health issues, substance …
 
In this episode of DairyVoice Contributor, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films talks with Rebekah Baker, Director of Cheese & Specialty at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). With nearly 50 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, UNFI has expanded the American Artisans Cheese and Specialty Program. This will help elevate artisanal …
 
They call her Doc and she sold with 40 pregnancies for a record price of $1,925,000. She’s S-S-I Doc Have Not 8784-ET (EX-94, EX-96-MS at 4y5m). From the heart of the Dellia family by Woodcrest King Doc, she’s got big number offspring and show winning type. In this episode, the sale co-manager and buying partner Tim Abbott talks with Joel Hastings …
 
In this episode, Ashlie talks about succession planning, employee retension, and work place harassment and how these topics are of vital importance to your business. Ashlie Johnson, PHR is an accomplished HR Manager and Consultant with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. Working as corporate HR for 14 years in a multitude of industries,…
 
Rogue Creamery’s David Gremmels speaks with Connie Kuber about the world famous Rogue Creamery cheese and how it got that way. Rogue Creamery has been dedicated to sustainability, service, and the art and tradition of creating the world’s finest handmade cheese. And in 2019, the organic Rogue River Blue was crowned World Champion at the World Chees…
 
Joel Hastings caught up with Eve Pollet, Senior Vice President of Strategic Intelligence at Dairy Management Inc. DairyVoice has interviewed her before and finds the information very informative to our audience. Here, Eve describes fascinating opportunities for dairy food ingredients to be tailored to the needs and wants for individual consumers, m…
 
DairyVoice host Connie Kuber talks with Fabian Bernal, Head of Sustainability for DeLaval. Bernal discusses how dairy farmers can strive to reduce their environmental footprint, the DeLaval VMS robotic milking system, and how innovation in the dairy industry is impacting farmers. DeLaval’s sustainability story is unique and worthy of industry atten…
 
Dr. Robert Hagevoort, a native of The Netherlands, is an Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist in the Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources Department of College of Agricultural in the College of Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. In this episode, Juan Piñeiro of Texas A&M, speaks to the succe…
 
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Krysta Harden, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council after completing her successful first year. In the discussion, they talk about the notable highs of 2021, the lows, how to move forward with a strong cornerstone on sustainability issues being a focus to our foreign buyers. Harden talks …
 
DairyVoice host Juan Piñeiro talks with Dr. Zong Liu, discussing cow manure and his research on balancing the release of nutrients in soil. Dr. Liu’s research goals focus on separating nutrients to the solids, making “the perfect fertilizer”. A higher value manure product. Also discussed is Liu’s solar powered, self-controlled, boat project, used t…
 
Dr. Doug Hammon, DVM, PhD, is the Director of Technical Services at Zoetis. Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience, and DairyBusiness/DairyVoice contributor, spoke with Dr. Hammon on the environmental factors, management practices, early diagnosis, and financial implications of BRD. Listen to the podcast for helpful information on fighting chronic BRD …
 
Austin Allred of Royal Dairy has a unique water solution. In this episode of DairyVoice, he talks with host Connie Kuber and describes his system, which uses wood chips and worms. This allows for harvesting the rich worm-casting base for soils and clean water to flush and re-use. A great money-saving and practical approach for some.…
 
Longtime dairyman and purebred breeder Tom Gillette talks with Joel Hastings. Tom has achieved success with two breeds, registered Holsteins and Ayrshires. The current president of the Ayrshire Association, he's also active locally in his native Lewis County, New York. As a producer, he led his co-op negotiating a successful contract with the Kraft…
 
As Senior Vice President of Strategic Intelligence for DMI, Eve Pollet is in charge of the crystal ball for dairy. In this episode, she talks about how dairy can meet the needs of consumers in the future... consumers who want functional foods for health and wellness. And, consumers who will even tailor their nutrition based on their individual geno…
 
Hear how Brian Robbins and his team at North Harbor Dairy focus on high quality forage as the basis for a lower cost nutrition program on this 1200-cow dairy. With 90 lbs. a day of high solids milk, a low somatic cell count is also part of the program. The dairy is just a part of a diversified farming operation that includes 7000 crop acres, a truc…
 
"Keep it simple" is the theme at Darlington Ridge Farms in LaFayette County, Wisconsin. Katie Martin DiGangi talks with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about the priorities at this 3700-cow operation - top production, high fertility and low incidence of health problems. Katie and her husband, Jim, are managing partners. Katie also is a producti…
 
Brian Barlass of Barlass Jerseys talks about his family's dairy tradition in southern Wisconsin near Janesville. He gives us the details about the farm today, milking some 420 registered Jersey's on 1200 acres. Join Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News on this audio tour!By Joel Hastings & Brian Barlass
 
Growing up with Registered Holsteins at the Maple Lawn Farm of his parents, Charles and Judy Lager in Fulton, Md., Matt Iager earned his vet degree at Virginia Tech and has practiced at Mid-Maryland Dairy Vets since. A Holstein breeder, ET specialist and industry leader, Iager shares his dairy story in this episode with Joel Hastings of DairyBusine…
 
Chuck Worden has had a unique career as a dairyman, always willing to look ahead and try new things. With his wife Vanessa he is farming in Central New York today, but his career has included dry lot dairying in New Mexico and leadership roles in the Holstein Association. In this podcast, he talks about his journey with Joel Hastings of DairyBusine…
 
Special extended podcast: Alex Peterson and his family at Peterson Farms in Missouri march to the beat of their own drummer, with a pasture-based, cross-bred herd that works very well for them. Alex gets into the details of making a low input operation work with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News. He's also a leader in dairy promotion work, urging…
 
David Rama and The Cattle Exchange have been synonymous with registered Holstein sales for 30 years, especially in the Northeast. In this episode, Dave talks with Joel Hastings about how he got started, the partnership with his wife, Merry, and his strategies in the face of a changing industry. Don't miss his recommendations for both young people a…
 
Two dairyman who are members of the Producer Advisory Committee at the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding have a fascinating conversation in this episode. Lloyd Holterman, Rosy Lane Farm, Watertown, Wisconsin, committee chair, focuses on breeding high producing, high solids and long-lasting cows. Bill Peck, Jr., at Welcome Stock Farm, Schuylerville, …
 
Nevin has a plan for his small Jersey herd of 450 and he's on track to meet his goals. Nevin Lemos from Waterford, California, finished junior college and spent some time on dairies in New Zealand. Then he came home and with support from his parents, leased a dairy set-up on his own, and began building a herd. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News sp…
 
In a traditional set-up but applying new technology, Butter-Dell Holsteins in Lewiston, Utah, is transitioning to the next generation of family ownership. Kent Buttars, longtime dairy farmer and DHI leader, talks with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about his dairy, his family and what he sees ahead in the industry.…
 
The Santos family at Terra Linda Dairy has it goin’ on. For the past seven years, they've had the high herd on Tulare County (California) DHIA. Their 1200 registered Holsteins averaged 32,107 lbs. milk and 1262 lbs. fat with a super 34,180 lbs. of energy corrected milk. Partner Mike Santos, Jr., gives DairyBusiness News an inside look at the breedi…
 
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Tim Abbott. While Tim had his start with Jerseys first at his family's home farm in Vermont and then with the Association, his career has taken him through AI as a sire selection specialist and a manager / owner. He's bred and shown top end Holsteins, too. Today he manages a few high quality sales and …
 
Terrific production from a healthy, profitable herd - including a world record cow - is the hallmark for the husband and wife team of Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle who dairy near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In this episode of DairyVoice, they not only share some of their management keys for the herd with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News, but also …
 
At Fairmont Farm in Vermont, the Hall family milks 1000 registered Holsteins at three locations along with a crossbred beef operation, a farm market, a guest house and summer camps for children. Ricky Hall and Elizabeth Olson Hall tell Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News this fascinating story. Also, they describe their upcoming promotional sale, F…
 
Always planning for the future, John & Denise Dickinson of Ideal Dairy Farms at Hudson Falls, New York, continue to upgrade facilities, innovate their breeding program and bring in the next generation of owner / managers. In this episode, they talk with DairyBusiness News’ Joel Hastings about how they run their operation with 3200 milking Holsteins…
 
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 …
 
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 mo…
 
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…
 
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 regi…
 
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 ho…
 
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 far…
 
Like the dairy industry itself, National Dairy Shrine continues to evolve. Executive Director Mike Opperman and Board President Dr. Dennis Funk talk with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about scholarships and the Museum, along with the recent member survey and the Board's long-range planning. And, everyone hopes the annual awards banquet, highl…
 
With everyone taking an even harder look at the cost of protein in the dairy ration, we found this latest research about canola meal pretty interesting. Canola seems to be an almost perfect protein source to meet the needs of lactating cows. In this episode of DairyVoice, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News talks with one of the leading dairy nutri…
 
As 2020 winds down, financial consultant John Ellsworth of Success Strategies reflects on the roller coaster year and looks ahead to 2021 in his conversation with host Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News. He encourages his clients and all dairy producers to work on their businesses, not just in their businesses in the New Year. Cost control and dai…
 
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