JUNEAU, Wis. — This week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) will offer timely news and opportunities for dairy producers to interact with experts to keep both animals and crops healthy and growing. On Tuesday, a special “Fact or Fiction” episode will highlight ringworm and pinkeye prevention and treatment. Tune in Wednesday for tips on how effective nutrient management can save costs, and catch the Thursday episode for management recommendations for early-stage crops.
Details for each episode include:
Tuesday, July 12
Ringworm and pinkeye are common, easily transmissible diseases dairy farmers sometimes face in their herds. Tackle myths and misconceptions about these ailments and learn the most effective treatments and preventions in a fact-or-fiction format. Episode presenters will be:
- Dr. Chelsea Holschbach, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Assistant Professor in Large Animal Medicine and Food Animal Production Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
- Dr. Ryan Breuer, DVM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine, UW-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Diagnostic Case & Outreach Coordinator, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Wednesday, July 13
Managing nutrients effectively can improve crop performance and boost the bottom line. Hear about changes that can be made based on fertilizer prices and supplies, evaluating soil tests to target phosphorous and potassium needs, and properly crediting manure and legumes to reduce commercial purchases. Episode presenters will be:
- Dave West, agronomist, West Agronomics
- Justin Peterson, partner, Creamery Creek Holsteins, LLC
Thursday, July 14
As the growing season progresses, hear about the effects of heat stress on young crops and management tips to get the best performance in early-growth stages. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. Joe Lauer, Professor, Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison
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. Developed by dairy farmers and members of the Professional Dairy Producers® Board of Directors, 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 episodes of The Dairy Signal are accessible at www.pdpw.org.
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