This week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal™ from Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will discuss what quality to expect with the 2022 corn crop and an outlook for the year’s silage harvest. Wednesday’s Rising Star Graduate Research Showcase will focus on heat stress as well as research on the impact of wildfires on calf health. On Thursday, tune in to learn about using biochar to improve air quality and odor management.
Here are more details:
Tuesday, July 26
The 2022 corn crop moves forward despite less-than-optimal conditions. Tune in for a forecast of silage quality and recommendations for the upcoming chopping season. Alfalfa quality and its place in dairy rations will also be featured. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. John Goeser, PhD, Director of Nutritional Research & Innovation at Rock River Lab, Inc., and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dairy Science Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, July 27
Sponsored by Balchem, the July edition of “Rising Stars: Graduate Research Showcase” will highlight students from University of Idaho studying the effects of heat stress on hepatic and mammary epithelial cells, as well as the impact of wildfire-smoke inhalation on dairy calf health. Episode presenters will be:
- Adamarie S Márquez Acevedo, second-year master’s student in Animal Physiology at the University of Idaho
- Alexandra Pace, master’s student at the University of Idaho
- Dr. Amy Skibiel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho
Thursday, July 28
Thanks to funding from the Dairy Innovation Hub, scientists have been studying the use of on-farm anaerobic digesters and improving air quality and odor management. Tune in to learn how using biochar reduces hydrogen sulfide in the process. Specific findings about manure storage coverings will also be shared. Episode presenter will be:
· Dr. Joseph Sanford, PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture, UW-Platteville, and faculty researcher for the Dairy Innovation Hub
The Dairy Signal™ is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food-system professionals across 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 shortly after episodes are aired. Access all previously broadcasted sessions at www.pdpw.org.
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