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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.

Meet U.S. Olympian and dairy farmer Elle Purrier-St. Pierre. On this episode of the Progressive Dairy Podcast, Editor Peggy Coffeen interviews this record-breaking runner who also advocates and educates her social media audience about dairy farming and nutrition. 

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Mallory Embree (Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer) and Lisa Marotz (Microbiome Scientist) work at Native Microbials, a company that specializes in creating novel microbial products for dairy cows. Native is on the verge of launching a flagship product that will have a big impact on the dairy industry - Galaxis Frontier.

In this episode you’ll learn why the rumen microbiome is so important, what makes Galaxis Frontier different than other products on the market, and how the product improved energy corrected milk by 8 lbs/cow/day in a recently completed trial conducted in Tulare, CA.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Novus International, Inc. Novus marketing specialist, Megan Niehmeyer took time to interview Dr. Karen Luchterhand, C.O.W.S. program lead, on the importance of cow comfort. She shares key management strategies for achieving optimal production without sacrificing animal well-being. At the end, Dr. Luchterhand shares a C.O.W.S. assessment story that shows the power that teamwork, management practices, and nutrition can all have in transforming a dairy. Thank you for listening!

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In today’s podcast, we introduce you to Jim Mattox, CEO of Cowsultants, and founder of the Global Dairy Expo. Progressive Dairy is a founding sponsor and exclusive media partner for the event, which will take place Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas.

Hear about how the exciting lineup of speakers and the value the event offers to dairy producers.

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During a global pandemic, we learned that essential workers are people who provide everyday services and goods that we depend on, like milk. We are back with Tom and Simon, to get their perspective on how dairy producers can find ways to adapt in a tumultuous marketplace.

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This episode's guest is Austin Allred of Royal Family Farming. Allred talks about how he was forced to address his manure management practices due to legal action that applied retroactively to the dairy location that he now owns. He's using worms to help filter his manure water, and he's cleaned that water enough that he's personally willing to water-ski on his lagoon now. You may have seen the viral YouTube clip of him doing that. In this episode, he also talks about his beef x dairy crossbreeding program. Each beef animal on his Royal Ranch has a carbon footprint score. You'll hear tips for communicating about regenerative agriculture from someone at the forefront of the discussion.

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