February 2013

The Schweig Custom Mill

The Schweig Custom Mill

Today’s dairymen face a multitude of obstacles when it comes to being profitable. When analyzing why some producers are more profitable than others, milk production and feed costs are both strong indicators of profit. That being said, could something as simple as the manner in which feed is milled improve both these areas of your dairy business and more? A Wisconsin entrepreneur named Nathan Braunschweig says, “Yes!”

Spring Pasture Fertilization

Spring Pasture Fertilization

While spring pasture fertilizing can provide the boost grasslands need, Jeff McCutcheon, of Morrow County University, advises to analyze applications closely due to the dangers of fast growth and ‘luxury consumption’ in grass.

Every spring I get questions from producers about fertilizing their pastures with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, writes Jeff McCutcheon.

Education: Dairy Science

Education: Dairy Science

Dairy science programs teach people the science of dairy production and management. Students learn dairy cattle science and nutrition. They study food science, safety, and milk products.

 

Program Overview

PDPW Conference Preview

PDPW Conference Preview

Recharge globally & locally. Meet up with dairy producers from around the world at this year’s conference. Find out that despite the miles between  us, the issues we face bring us closer together than ever.

 

MARCH 12 - 13, 2013
ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER,
MADISON, WISCONSIN
PROFESSIONAL DAIRY PRODUCERS
OF WISCONSIN

 

Keynote Speakers and Entertainment

Dairying Around the World International 
Panel of Dairy Producers

Prepare For Spring Calving

Prepare For Spring Calving

Spring calving is just around the corner, providing the promise of a new calf crop and excitement for the future. Steps taken today can set cows up for a successful calving season. However, poor preparation has a direct impact on the health and well-being of those calves as well as future reproductive performance of the herd, says Ted Perry, beef nutritionist with Purina.
 

Animal Nutrition LLC.

Just The Facts

Just The Facts

There was an old T.V. show that I am sure most of you are not old enough to remember that was called Dragnet. 
   It was a detective show and one of the detectives had a saying “the facts, Ma’am, just the facts”.
 

Dairy producers and all those who consume dairy products need to know a few facts:

1.  U.S. dairy producer numbers have been reduced to a level that represents only 9% of all the producers that were in business just 40 years ago.

 

Controlled Environment Agriculture School

Controlled Environment Agriculture School

FarmTek (Dyersville, IA) will be hosting its first ever Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School March 19-21, 2013.