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Keep up with our Progressive Dairy podcast episodes to gain insights from what is happening in the industry to new and evolving management techniques for your operation. Just like our magazine, we’ll cover a multitude of topics including human resources, business management, facilities, repro and genetics, feed and nutrition, calf and heifer raising, dry and transition cows, herd health, hoof health, milk quality, animal welfare and manure handling.

In this episode, Editor Walt Cooley interviews two guests, Kurt Wierda of Plymouth Dairy in Le Mars, Iowa, and Tom Oelberg, formerly with Diamond V and an adviser on Kurt’s management team. Tom recently retired from Diamond V and is best known in the industry as the “grandfather of the TMR audit.” And Kurt’s dairy was one of the first dairies to do a TMR audit and has completed several since the program started in 2008. Overall, more than 12,000 such audits have been done on dairies around the world.

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In this episode, the experts from Central Life Sciences discuss ClariFly® Larvicide and the importance of fly control on dairy operations including the importance of a complete IPM program (3:10); identifying flies and their threats (4:59) and an explanation of how a larvicide controls flies (8:14). We then hear from Cameron Dakin (12:00), a third-generation dairy farmer who speaks to benefits he’s experienced while using ClariFly® Larvicide over the past several years.

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An area that many dairies struggle with, especially those using composted manure for bedding is this: Milk quality. It’s a common challenge for somatic cell counts to bounce all over the board when bedding with dried solids, and it requires an elevated level of both stall and parlor management to maintain udder health.

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This episode includes presentations and interviews with the five technologies recently awarded with Nexus Innovation Awards at PDPW’s 2022 Business Conference. This is the second year such awards have been given out. Progressive Dairy partners with PDPW to sponsor these awards. The award winners were selected by a panel of dairy producers from among more than a dozen technologies that applied for the award. The winners presented their technologies live during the conference. In this episode, you’ll get a taste of those presentations.

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Technology and data are quickly advancing the dairy industry and shaping how the next generation of farmers will manage their herds. As the dairy ecosystem evolves, data will become a staple for profitable decision-making on farms. With eyes on the future, Connect Summit was created as the dairy industry’s premier technology and thought leadership event to bring farmers and industry leaders together.

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On this Progressive Dairy Podcast, Peggy Coffeen welcomes Emily Shaw, the founder of Dairy Girl Fitness. Hear how this social media influencer turned her love for dairy and health into an online coaching business and a platform for dairy nutrition.

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