This week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers will help dairy producers keep their team, cows and water supplies healthy.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Tune in for safety tips when opening manure pits or storage facilities, including working around methane and other gases. Also hear about the upcoming Agricultural Rescue Training program from where it started to where it is today. Episode presenter will be Pittsville Fire Chief Gerald Minor.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
With fall harvest underway, learn about cover crops that can be used to scavenge for excess nitrogen, resulting in better water quality. Episode presenters will be Daniel Smith, UW-Madison regional agronomist, and UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialist Jamie Patton.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Learn about the relationship between particle size and digestibility of fiber. Understanding the potential interactions between physically effective fiber and undigested fiber can help formulate rations to optimize dry matter intake, milk and milk components and rumen dynamics. Episode presenter will be William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute President Rick Grant.
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. The episodes air live from noon to 1 p.m. Access all previously broadcasted sessions at www.pdpw.org.