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Actionable business growth strategies you can put to work in your business right now, served up in 3-4 minute episodes. Are you a growth minded business owner, looking for strategies to help your business scale up? Do you find it challenging to make time for learning each week? If so, this is the podcast for you! Hi! I’m Dan Holstein, and since 2010, I’ve coached business owners to scale their businesses profitably and sustainably. In this podcast, I share some of the strategies, tactics, an ...
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DairyVoice is a podcast, with new episodes available twice a month. The series has an exclusive focus on dairy producers and associated industry professionals that need help with cost-savings, efficiency, and other invaluable industry information. The podcast series, features expert speakers from across the United States on topics such as Cow Comfort, Business Management, dairy cash flow, and other current industry issues that arise.
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In this episode of the New England Holstein Podcast, Betsy Bullard, of Turner, Maine, talks with Natalie and Matt Sneller of Conant Acres in Canton, Maine. They discuss Conant’s operation and holstein experience, along with what’s going on with their on-farm retail market and how it has developed over time.…
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In this episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films and Connor Agriscience talks with Judy Moody of Dairy One and Dr. David Cook of BoviSync on the benefits of having tracking software to monitor the current Avian Flu issue. They also discuss what’s coming next that will improve our animal care and give some ideas on how to …
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In this episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films and Connor Agriscience talks with Dan Meihak and Tami Tollenaar of Lely on their robotic system. They discuss the biggest issues when installing a system, the top benefits, including how the cows react and how they are introduced to new systems. To find out what’s new in da…
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Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett of Showbox Sires discuss their immediate release of Hazard PP, available through Select Sires or Worldwide Sires distributors. 744HO17073 Hazard PP has certain traits that will be very popular. Tim and Mike discuss what these are and the family history of this bull. To find out more, go to ShowboxSires.com.…
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Connie Kuber from ConnorAgriscience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Films talks with Brandt Kreuscher and Erica Tessmann of Merck Animal Health about their new technology SENSEHUB® Dairy Youngstock. The product is the first of its kind and revolutionizes calf care. By attaching an LED ear tag at birth, employees can detect quicker and act faster to prio…
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In this Showbox Sires episode of the Evolution of the Great Cow, Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett talk about their new release of the bull Heritage P. 744HO17072 Heritage PRC is available through Showbox Sires exclusively through your Select Sires / Worldwide Sires distributor. They explain the upside to using a bull with this blood line. Heritage has a…
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James & Steph Doherty now run Firstlook Genetics from Ivy House Farm in Shropshire, UK. Their focus is a commercially sound herd blending type, production and health traits built upon a strong foundation of the worlds finest cow families. In this episode of DairyVoice, Tim Abbott of Showbox Sires talks with James and Steph about their business, his…
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With summer approaching, Dr. Joe Harner discusses heat abatement with DairyVoice host Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films and Connor Agriscience. Dr. Harner explains how increasing temperatures impact the dairy industry and what temperature a cow starts experiencing a heat effect. Heat stress on a cow is cumulative and impacts milk product…
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In this episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films and Connor AgriScience talks with Cheryl Mohn & Dana Casto of Udder Tech. Udder Tech is celebrating its 30th year and Connie dives in to how the company started, their challenges, the future, and Udder Tech’s big announcement… a new color!…
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In this DairyVoice podcast series, “The Evolution of the Great Cow”, host Tim Abbott of Showbox Sires talks with Elle Purrier St. Pierre about her life as an olympic athlete, growing up on the farm, and how she manages both. Elle Purrier St. Pierre is an American track and field athlete who specializes in middle-distance and long-distance running. …
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In this episode of the New England Holstein Association podcast, Betsy Bullard talks with Nicole Schwab about all things New England Holstein youth. One of the stronger youth programs in the industry, Nicole gives insight in what our young people do and the hard work that goes in to these efforts.By Betsy Bullard & Nicole Schwab
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In Part 2 of this podcast, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films continues her discussion with Eric Dorr of Stillwater Animal Technologies on problems and solutions with your silage. For part 1, you can go to: https://dairybusiness.com/eric-dorr-of-stillwater-animal-technologies-on-all-thing-silage-part-1/…
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This is a 2-part podcast. In part 1 of this DairyVoice podcast, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films interviews Eric Dorr of Stillwater Animal Technologies on problems and solutions with your silage. This podcast is packed with so much information and is so valuable for the dairy farmer, we split it in to 2 parts. A money-saving must-listen…
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In this episode, Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Films speaks with Melissa Holtz of Purina. They talk about how to start calves out on a beef X dairy program, the facilities needed, nutritional considerations and weening, among other issues. Purina has put a considerable effort in studying what to do to help them durin…
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This past Monday, a report was released on the recent disease event in dairy cattle with reports of affected herds in in 2 states. Samples submitted from dairy cattle affected were confirmed by the USDA to have highly pathogenic avian Influenza. In this special episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro silage Barrier Fil…
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In this episode of the New England Holstein Association podcast, host Betsy Bullard meets with Dave Kennett & Karen Wheatley. They discuss marketing over the years and talk about their favorite cows. They also discuss Robeth Holsteins upcoming The Legacy of Liberty Hill sale on April 27th, featuring 40 years of Robeth breeding, a 30 year PBR with h…
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In this episode, Tim Abbott of Showbox Sires talks with Arjun Singh of Lawwal Holsteins in New Zealand on their upcoming sale Friday April 19, 2024, expecting around 800 people. Both discuss some of the top name cows in the industry and then, surprisingly, Arjun Singh begins interviewing Tim Abbott. This one is a must-listen.…
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Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Films talks with well-known dairy business financial consultant, John Ellsworth of Success Strategies. John, a regular DairyBusiness News contributor, discusses cash flow issues that many farms are experiencing and how to get through them. Connie and John cover the impact of inflation, f…
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In this episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Films talks with Mary Ellen Charter of Dairy One, Benja Sanchez Dominguez, Larry Lightfoote of Lightland Farms. They discuss their goals in handling mastitis management and what tools they use to get ahead of this problem. Lightland Farms recently received …
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In episode 1 of this Inaugural New England Holstein Association podcast, host Betsy Bullard of Turner, Maine talks with Nate Robertson of Bohanon Farm and Contoocook Creamery. Betsy is from Brigeen Farms and is currently the area 1 director for Holstein USA. She and Nate discuss the association’s history, youth activities for well over 100 years, a…
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Tim Abbott of Showbox Sires continues with his series, The Evolution of the Great Cow. In this episode, Tim speaks with one of the truly great cow men in the world, Brian Leslie of Australia. They discuss the three pillars to success in owning and breeding great cattle. Genetics, management and care, and marketing are the formula for success.…
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Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro silage Barrier Films talks with Gabriela Acetoze and Brian Lammers of ADM, where they discuss transition cows. Connie asks for the top three challenges faced by transition cows, especially first calf heifers, and how we help transition cows overcome these challenges. Gabriele and Brian also talk about …
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Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro silage Barrier Films speaks with Darcie Sullivan, who is the dairy records service manager at Dairy One. They talk about milk quality and why testing is so important. Darcie explains what farms need to have prepared for a test day, the accuracy of test results, benefits from testing, and the future of …
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In this episode, Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barrier Films and Connor Agriscience interviews Dr. Kelly Reed of Diamond V on calf health and immunity. Connie asks Dr. Reed about the impact on the cow during dry period and what effect this has on the calf’s health and immunity, questions on newborn calf immunity, the importance of colostrum, and a…
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In this DairyVoice episode, Showbox Sires Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett talk about Hendrix. Select Sires has been instrumental in developing this bull both top and bottom side of the pedigree. Kevin Jorgensen and Frank Regan join Tim and Mike to talk about this incredible animal. This 11 generation Sire stack is a WHOS WHO in the breed and the panel …
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In this episode of DairyVoice, Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro silage barrier silage Barriers speaks with Matt Dodd, DVM and Ruminant Field Technical Specialist with Diamond V. They discuss the concept of Productive Life and why the first 60 days are so critical. They talk about the long-term effects of Bovine Respiratory Disease and…
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The interest in dairy beef animals has never been higher. In this episode of the DairyVoice podcast, Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro Silage Barrier Film speaks with Dr. Dale Woerner, Cargill Endowed Professor in Meat Science at Texas Tech University. His research has recently focused on dairy beef animals and how dairy beef animals c…
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This Nashville, Tennessee Sale has become THE go-to event for the past 7 years. This year’s event will be December 9 - 11 and is expected to be the best yet. In this podcast, host Tim Abbott speaks with Chris Hill, Marty Matlock and Eric Olstad about the event.By Tim Abbott
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Hastings, Rama and Abbott talk about the upcoming sale and the effect Horace Backus has had on their lives. This is a truly one-of-a-kind collection of Holstein sale catalogs and historical memorabilia from the personal collection of Holstein legend Horace Backus and it will be offered in an online auction on November 28 – 29 and 30 via cowbuyer.co…
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DairyVoice host Connie Kuber of Connor Agriscience and Sealpro Silage Barriers sits down with Dr. Geof Smith and Dr. Matthew Boyle from Zoetis to discuss calf care and the investments dairy producers make in their future herd. The big question - How to economically raise your calves? The podcast covers feeding strategies, genetic selection through …
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In the ongoing DairyVoice podcast series The Evolution of the Great Cow, Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett of Showbox Sires, along with Jamie Black, introduce their new bull Flash. Flash is the Tatoo son out of Oakfield Solomon Footloose, the 96 point word champion cow. He will be available exclusively through Select Sires.…
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Do you know what it's like to buy from your business? Do you understand your customer’s buying journey? Do you know what hoops you make your customer jump through in order to do business with you? Is it possible that your buying process is annoying your customer? Regardless of whether you run a large enterprise or a small business, your customer's …
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Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers and Connor Agriscience speaks with Niall Kiely of AgrosMilk. They discuss how dairy processors can use information to help their members, integrate a customer payment system, and how this relates to the human part of the equation.By Connie Kuber & Niall Kiely
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In this, the 100th episode of DairyVoice podcast, Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett host a Showbox discussion with Tom Morris, Peter Vail, Dave Bollig, and Randy Frasier. They talk with this iconic panel about World Dairy Expo through the years, what it means to them and why the event is so special and important to the industry. Their insight and views o…
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Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers and Connor Agriscience looks at Ozolea-Mast, a non-pharmaceutical veterinary product for intra-mammary use, that is hitting the U.S. market. This product provides healing at the early stages of udder problems and is a new way to take care of your cows and their udder health. They discuss how it is made, how i…
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Connie Kuber of Sealpro Silage Barriers speaks with Thomas Matthews, a Dairy Specialist with Dairy One. His technical acumen, along with his family history with Milky Way Farm, give him a unique perspective on the trend to incorporate more technology in the dairy.By Connie Kuber & Thomas Matthews
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In the continuing series The Evolution of the Great Cow, Tim Abbott speaks with David Thorbahn of Select Sires about his career, family, and the new sales alliance between Showbox sires and Select Sires. Select Sires and Semex are the exclusive sales network companies for Showbox Sires.By DairyBusiness
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Mike Opperman of Black Dirt Communications speaks with Josh Cordle, the CEO of Sun Farmers Group about How dairy producers can take advantage of solar energy. They talk about using farm land that is otherwise not usable, the Inflation Reduction Act and associated tax incentives, and how solar energy can help a dairy producer with their sustainabili…
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Johh Ellsworth of Success Strategies speaks with dairy farmer Paul Danbom of Hilmar, California. Their timely discussion covers challenges, opportunities and the huge issue of lack of profitability. They focus on milk income, feed costs, bank relationships, and the highs and lows of manure management programs. As is pointed out in this podcast, “No…
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Mike Opperman with Black Dirt Communications hosts this episode of DairyVoice and he talks about technology and its impact on labor efficiency. The episode is a panel, including Stephanie Schroeder from Waikato Milking Systems, Tomas Vera of Contec Group-MADCAP, Ben Russell of Mastaplex, and Ray Williams from Gallagher. The podcast discusses how da…
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Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro Silage Barriers talks with Dr. Renato Schmidt of Lallemand Animal Nutrition on inoculants. They discuss the Bacteria and enzymes that help farmers make silage, the several options for dairy producers to choose from, and making the right decision on balance of quality, your research and knowledge when g…
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DairyBusiness News host Joel Hastings speaks with well-known breeders Tim Abbott and Mike Duckett about some very exciting industry news that is emerging this week. A one-of-a-kind effort between their new company, Showbox Sires, and two key organizations. This is a ground-breaking effort and the staff at DairyBusiness News feels our audience will …
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Connie Kuber of Connor AgriScience and Sealpro Silage Barriers speaks with Dr. Kate Cowles and Josh Hushon of Cargill Animal Nutrition. The topic is sustainability and what farmers need and want to know. They discuss Cargill’s view on sustainability and reducing GHG emissions and - importantly - Where do dairy farmers come in? The group talks about…
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