Join us in this series of informal educational conversations with dairy farmers, MSU faculty members, or agribusiness professionals discussing a variety of topics around dairy farm management and production.
Educators Marianne Buza and Martin Mangual discuss some of the highlights of the second season of the virtual coffee break with the MSU Extension dairy team. Reach out to us with your comments at email@example.com.
Educator marianne Buza interviews Dr. Lisa Holden from Penn State University. They discuss an interesting way to work with multiple farm advisors, and the contributions of farm advisory teams to the dairy farms they serve.
Dr. Barry Bradford interviews Dr. Michael Steele from the University of Guelph. They focus their conversation on some of the latest findings in calf development research and how those lead to management strategies on the farm.
Senior Educator Phil Durst discusses with Dr. Turner Swartz how can sub-clinical ketosis have an impact on mastitis. Dr. Swartz is a researcher at the Animal Sciences Department at Michigan State University.
Educator Paola Bacigalupo talks with Dr. Ron Erskine about selective dry cow therapy. They discuss what farms or cows are good candidates for this type of dry cow program and, what are the best strategies to implement and sustain a selective dry cow therapy plan on your herd.
Educator Martin Mangual is joined by Dr. Adam Lock to discuss recent findings in the fat supplementation field. We will talk about their influence on fresh cows, and how they can help your rations when forages are in short supply.
Join Dr. Manni Singh and forage educator Phil Kaatz as they discuss new research in mycotoxins. They also provide management recommendations for tart spot and other challenges for this 2020 silage season.
Educator Marianne Buza talks with Dr. Pamela Ruegg, chair of the Animal Science dept. about improving the targeting of your antibiotic use. They present strategies to increase the efficiency of your antibiotic use, and ways to improve your mastitis prevention program.
Educator Stan Moore is joined by farmers Glen, and Suzy Preston. They will share their experiences from a recent trip to Israel where they join MSU Extension Educators, in The Israeli Experience Dairy School.
Educator Phil Durst talks with Brent Wilson from Wilson Centennial Farms who recently received the National Platinum Quality Award. They discuss the steps the farm takes to achieve excellence in milk quality.