JUNEAU, Wis. — Leading experts in crop and animal research join The Dairy Signal™ next week with timely insights for dairy producers. Presented by PDPW and sponsored by Alforex Seeds, next week’s episodes kick off Tues., Mar. 8, with a discussion on alfalfa winterkill and crop quality. The Wednesday session will highlight serotonin’s role in regulating calcium in dairy cows. Tune in on Thurs., Mar. 10 for strategies to optimize cows’ eating behavior.
Tuesday, Mar. 8
As spring fever settles in, the timing is perfect for updates on the best practices for evaluating and preserving the quality of the coming year’s alfalfa crop. Primary talking points will center on evaluating alfalfa stands for winterkill or injury and determining options for crops that have been significantly damaged. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. Don Miller, Ph.D., Director of Product Development, Alforex Seeds
Wednesday, Mar. 9
Hear the latest research findings about the role serotonin plays in regulating calcium in dairy cows and its effect on lactation performance. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. Laura Hernandez, Ph.D., Professor of Lactation Physiology, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, Mar. 10
Dairy producers can optimize the health and production of their herd by better understanding their cows’ eating behaviors. Learn strategies and tips to offer them the best care. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. Trevor, DeVries, Ph.D., Professor and Canada Research Chair Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph
The Dairy Signal will not air Mar. 15-17 during the 2022 PDPW Business Conference. New episodes will return on Tuesday, Mar. 22.
Developed by fellow dairy farmers from the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Board of Directors, The Dairy Signal™ is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food system professionals throughout the value chain. The episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Live sessions offer attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers; recorded sessions are available later in the day. All Dairy Signal episodes are accessible through www.pdpw.org.
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