Researchers & Farmers Talk Management

Next week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers will bring together researchers and dairy farmers for interactive conversations about key management topics.

Tuesday, January 17

Tune in for a “fact or fiction” episode focused on transition-cow management with an interactive discussion on some of the most common assumptions about cows during this critical period. Episode presenter will be UW-Platteville Prof. Ryan Pralle.

Wednesday, January 18

Bedding types and management have a significant impact on bacteria counts, mastitis risk and milk quality. Learn how to benchmark bacteria counts in bedding materials and improve management to reduce mastitis risk. Episode presenter will be University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Prof. Sandra Godden.

Thursday, January 19

What does the food chain expect from dairy producers? How can dairy producers be Future Ready™? Hear the results of qualitative research with leaders up the chain in our food system to understand what sustainability looks like to partners now and in the future. Episode presenters will be MorganMyers Director of Sustainable Food & Consumer Communications Linda Wenck and PDPW Executive Director Shelly Mayer.

The episodes air live from 12-1 p.m. 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