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Welcome to the Purdue Dairy Digest!

Purdue Dairy Digest is a podcast series, created by Purdue Extension Animal Scientists, designed to be a resource for industry information. A new podcast will be available each week for free download by noon on Wednesday. Each podcast will run about two minutes and will include both information directed to dairy farmers and some general information for the public.

Every Wednesday, Purdue Extension Dairy Specialists, Dr. Tamilee Nennich, Dr. Mike Schutz, and others, will speak about topics important to both producers and consumers to help bridge the gap between the two. Podcasts will include information on general dairy topics, management issues, animal welfare, updates on upcoming conferences and meetings and more.

The podcasts are intended to be used and shared by producers and others in agriculture. Each podcast has a 15 second introduction and 5 seconds of silence, followed by approximately 90 seconds of information. Podcasts can also be accessed for free on iTunes by searching “Purdue Dairy Digest”. We hope that you enjoy the Purdue Dairy Digest.

To download an episode, right click on the episode name and choose"download linked file", "save link as", or "save target as" depending on your browser.

Now Available Spanish Version

Number Episode
1 Mycotoxins
2 Net Merit Selection Index
3 Forage Harvesting and Dairy Diets
18 Somatic Cell Counts- The Situation
17 Dairy management highlighted at Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange
20 The Importance of Your Somatic Count
19 Colostrum in your Dairying Program
21 Harvesting and Storing Silages
22 Controling Environmental Mastitis
24 Cooling Dry Cows
25 Farm Safety
26 Antibiotic Residues in Milk
23 Controlling Contagious Mastitis
27 Crossbreeding in the Dairy Industry
28 Zearalenone and Feeding Dairy Heifers
29 Tail Docking
30 Raw Milk
31 Fall Manure Applications
32 Jack Albright-Pioneer Dairy Producer
33 Heifer Research Update
34 Grazing Genetics
35 The Carbon Footprint of Dairy
36 Winter Calf Care/Keeping Colustrum Usable
37 Milking in Cold Weather
38 Milk Replacer Feeding Programs
39 Changing Consumer Preferences
40 The Transition Cow
41 Indiana Livestock, Forage, and Grain Forum
42 Manure Management Record-Keeping
43 Fatty Liver Disease
44 Dairy Beef Quality Assurance
45 2011 Indiana Regional Dairy Meetings
46 Automatic Milking Systems
47 Birds and your Dairy
48 High Corn Prices and Your Dairy
50 Dairy Cattle and Drug Residues
49 Replacement Heifer Research Update
51 National Dairy FARM Program
52 Feed Shrink and Potential Feed Losses
53 The Dairy Checkoff
54 Dairy Cattle Diets
55 Dairy Consumer Preferences
56 Lameness
57 Rubber Matting
58 Potassium in Dairy Cattle Diets
59 Dietary Fiber in Dairy Rations
60 Updating the Somatic Cell Count Situation
61 Milk Quality Tests
62 Happy Memorial Day
63 Your Cow's Medicine Cabinet
64 2011 Kentuckyiana Dairy Exchange
65 Role of Protein in Dairy Cattle Diets Part 1
66 Role of Protein in Dairy Cattle Diets Part 2
67 Happy Independence Day!!
68 Reducing Heat Stress
69 Ready, Aim, Inject!
70 Precision Dairying
71 Running of the Bulls?
72 Bull Safety
73 Check that Forage-Nitrates in Forages
75 Corn Silage Harvesting Tips
74 Hold that Trailer!!
76 Happy Labor Day!
77 Standard Plate Counts
78 Preliminary Incubation Counts
79 Lab Pasteurization Counts
80 Fall Manure Management
81 Indiana Fertilizer Applicator Certification
82 Feed Efficiency
83 Cow Tipping
84 Anaerobic Digestion
85 Feeding Heifers DDGs
86 Dairy Breeds in Black and White
87 Happy Thanksgiving!
88 Preparing Your Dairy for Winter
89 Black and White, and Red All Over
90 Holiday on a Dairy Farm
91 Assessing your Human Resources
93 Happy Holidays!!
94 Motivating Employees
95 Keeping Records on your Dairy Operation
96 Indiana Spring Dairy Meetings
97 Barriers to Communication
98 Dairy Facillities
99 Cultural Sensitivity for Employees
100 Dairy Judging
101 Managing Farm and Family
102 DCAD prevents milk fever in dairy diets
103 Prioritizing Management Time
104

Milk Urea Nitrogen

105 Cooling Cows in the Spring
106 BMR Hybrids
107 Automatic Calf Feeders
108 Milk's Freezing Point
109 Pasteurization's 150th Anniversary
110 Forage Maturity
111 Milk Feeding Study
112 Body Condition Scoring Dairy Cows
113 Water Intake is Critical
114 Knowing Your Consumers Preferences in Important
115 Happy Memorial Day
116 Consumer Views on Dairy Product Attributes
117 Fluid Milk Purchasing Trends
118 Indiana's New CFO Rules
119 Yogurt and ice cream purchases by consumers
120 Happy Independence Day!!
121 The Dairy Digest Turns 100!!
122 Drought Stratagies for Dairy Cattle
123 Consumer Labeling and Decision Making
124 Heat Stress in Dairy Calves
125 Year of the Dairy Cow
126

Food Safety and Import vs Domestic Products

127 Coping with Aflatoxins
128 The Fermentation When Making Silage
129 Happy Labor Day
130 Decisions for treating mastitis
131 Feed Delivery Methods for Dairy Heifers
132 Energy Audits and your Dairy
133 Dairy Bedding
134 Silage Management
135 Comprehensive Nutrient Management Programs
136 Making Decisions in Volatile Times
137 Dry Cow Treatment
138 Willingness to Pay for Yogurt Production Attributes
139 Decision Traps
140

Happy Thanksgiving

141 Supplementing Potassium to Dairy Cows
142 Food Safety and Animal Welfare Perceptions
143 Condensed Distiller Soulbles
144 Milk for Santa
145 Merry Christmas!
146 Happy New Year
147 New Year's Resolutions
148 Meeting Updates
149 Are You Willing to Handle Raw Meat?
150 Cow Hygiene Scoring
151 Ropey Milk
152 Shopping for Ice Cream-Consumer Preferences
153 Dairy Beef Quality and Antibiotics
154 The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
155 Needle Selection and Care
156 Indiana Fertilizer Use Rule
157 Fresh Cow Monitoring
158 Evaluating Forage Supplies
159 Forage Stands
160 Causes of Hypocalcemia (Milk Fever)
161 Treatment and Prevention of Hypocalcemia (Milk Fever)
162 Bedding Dairy Cows on Sand
163 Pricing Corn Silage
164 Vegatative Filter Strips
165 Waterbeds for your Cows
166 Contracts for Raising Dairy Heifers
167 Happy Memorial Day
168 Using Recycled Manure as Bedding
169 Pack Barns
170 Forage Particle Sizing
171 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange
172 Happy Independence Day
173 Effects of Long Day Lighting
174 Considerations for Compost Bedded Pack Barns
175 Managing the Compost Pack Barn
176 Preparing to Harvest Corn Silage
177 Grain Inclusion Levels for Dairy Heifers
178 Its Milk Feeding Time
179 Dairy Outlook
180 Dry Cow Diets
181 Happy Labor Day
182 The Changing Dairy Industry Structure
183 Using Sexed Semen in you Dairy Herd
184 World Dairy Expo
185 Preparing for AI, semen handling techniques
186 Supplementing Biotin to Dairy Cows
187 Calving Procedures
188 Conception Rates vs Pregnancy Rates
189 Niacin
190 Strategies to Improve Preganacy Rates
191 Winter Calf Feeding
192 Happy Thanksgiving
193 Folate in Dairy Rations
194 The Importance of Choline in Dairy Rations
195 What's up with this Year's Corn Silage Crop?
196 Merry Christmas!
197 Happy New Year
198 2014 Dairy Meetings
199 Calf Bedding Choices
200 Calf Nesting Scores
201 Automatic Calf Feeders
202 Voluntary Waiting Period
203 Respiratory Health of Calves
204 Heifer Breeding Programs
205 Risk Management in Marketing
206 Heifer Management Programs
207 Birds and Your Dairy Farm
208 Toxicants and Bird Control
209 Body Condition Scoring-2014
210 Purdue Legacy Dairy Sale
211 Evaluating Forages in the Spring
212 Integrated Bird Management
213 Evaluating Forage Quality and Forage Inventories
214 Ketosis in Dairy Cows
215 Predictive Transmitting Abilities
216 Traits for Genetic Selection
217 What does Reliability Mean in Genetic Terms?
218 Honor Memorial Day
219 Genetic Selection Indexes
220 US Selection Indices
221 2014-KentuckIana Dairy Exchange Tour
222 Maintain Your Milking Equipment
223 Have a Happy Independence Day!
224 Eliminating Biofilms in the Dairy Operation
225 Dairy Producers and the Beef Checkoff
226 Milk vs Milk Replacer
227 Silage Inoculants
228 Results of a Calf Starter Study
229 State Fair!
230 Extension's Cenntenial
231 Happy Labor Day!!!
232 Cow Culling
233 Water
234 Send Your Cull Cows to Rehab
235 Heifer Research Feeding NFC Diets
236 Total Mixed Rations
237 Indiana State Forage Field Day
238

Margin Protection Meetings

239 Milking Parlor Etiquette
240 Locomotion
241 Reducing Calf Stress
242 Genetic Base Change
243 Grazing Merit Index
244 Happy Thanksgiving!!
245 Its Half-time, time to rest. . . Not!
246

Silage Kernal Processing

247 Research into Shade and Production