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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.

Finding the right ration mix for your dairy herd is critical to maximizing performance and profitability, but in the era of high feed costs and increased uncertainty, getting it right is trickier than it looks.

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This Progressive Dairy Podcast features the Progressive Dairy Producer Panel moderated by editor Peggy Coffeen at the Global Dairy Expo, held Dec. 8-10, in Las Vegas. Hear from these four top producers as they talk about core values, culture and what makes their operations different: Dick Bennink, North Florida Holsteins, Jared Yousey, Sunnyside Farms; Lyle Grimm, Riverview LLP; and Scott Blevins, Wiese Bros. Farms.

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In this Progressive Dairy podcast, hear from Walt Cooley and Peggy Coffeen as they recap the year, talk about traditions and provide a sneak peek of changes coming for Progressive Dairy in the new year. Listen all the way to the end to find out the special gift Walt has for you.

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We are back at the Real Science Exchange and coming to you from the World Dairy Expo 2021. We invite you to pull up a chair and join us to discuss the future of the dairy industry with three dairymen who have made their mark, not only in the show ring but on the entire industry. 

We have gathered three dairymen to discuss how the industry is changing and what recommendations they have for future generations. 

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After more than three decades, 2021 saw new leadership installed at Dairy Management Inc. – the organization that manages the industry’s checkoff program. Barb O’Brien succeeded long-time CEO Tom Gallagher earlier this year. Editor Walt Cooley recently caught up with O’Brien to talk about what changes dairy farmers can expect in the checkoff under her leadership and some of the key issues she believes are facing the dairy industry.

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Over the past year, Amy Throndsen, chief operating officer of Advanced Comfort Technology LLC, has written a series of feature articles on people in the dairy community with a background in service, whether that’s through the military or groups like the Peace Corps. In this episode, Progressive Dairy Editor Peggy Coffeen goes behind the scenes to tell the story of where this idea came from and the individuals who continue to give back in their current roles serving the dairy industry. 

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