The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers will feature episodes this week that highlight tools to maximize cow health and production as well as a producer panel sharing key strategies for hiring and integrating qualified employees. On Thursday, the bi-weekly market update takes center stage.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
Take a deep dive into the production life span of a dairy cow and how it should impact managing a dairy farm and heifer numbers. Discussions will explore the typical age at which a dairy cow begins to make a profit, the optimal number of replacement heifers for a herd and culling factors that lower production life span with Gavin Staley, technical services specialist with Diamond V.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Hear from a panel of successful dairy producers about their hiring and onboarding processes, qualifications for new employees, resources for finding new employees and the ongoing protocols once the right person is hired. Episode presenters will be Jordan Matthews Rosy-Lane Holsteins in Watertown; Tyler Raatz of Wagner Farms in Oconto Falls, and Jim Kusilek of Four Mile Creek Dairy in Hillsdale.
Thursday, Aug. 4
Stay on top of ever-changing industry, export and market news as Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, gives an update on the trends that will impact your farm through the rest of 2022.
The episodes air live from 12-1 p.m. CT each day. Access all previously broadcasted sessions at www.pdpw.org.