Next week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers will feature experts sharing new information about heifer nutrition, animal welfare and consumer research in beef purchasing and consumption.
Here are more details:
Tuesday, June 14
Understanding heifer-growth benchmarks from weaning to calving and hitting targets for their nutritional needs is key. UW Extension Dairy Specialist Dr. Matt Akins will discuss those details and offer strategies for controlling growth and feed costs for pregnant heifers.
Wednesday, June 15
Learn about how microclimates inside barns can affect animal health, production and wellbeing, as well as other trends in housing and animal welfare with UW-Madison Professors Dr. Nigel Cook from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Jennifer Van Os.
Thursday, June 16
Hear about the latest consumer research in beef purchasing and promotion from state and national checkoff leaders. They’ll also share promotions and recipes to keep beef on the grill and dinner tables during the summer months. Episode presenters will be Angie Horkan, Wisconsin Beef Council; and Sarah Reece and Mandy Carr Johnson of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
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 12-1 p.m. 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 at www.pdpw.org.