Total-Tract Starch Digestibility

Chuck Zimmerman

With rising corn prices, a clear understanding of total-tract starch digestibility is as important as ever, says Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Additionally, Bill explains the differences when starch is digested in the rumen of the cow versus in the intestine, and how this balance works. New research and tests are giving producers a …

Audio, Feed, Forage Forum, Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Value Added Milk

Chuck Zimmerman

Value added is a term used in a lot of different places but not one you normally hear associated with milk. But that’s changing. There are some new kinds of milk in the dairy case these days. The Dairy Checkoff is working on this area and we’ve got a Brian Baxter report about it. Coming soon to a grocery store …

Audio, Dairy Checkoff

Aging Population in Japan is U. S. Opportunity

Chuck Zimmerman

Brian Baxter was busy at last week in Denver between the Dairy and Beef Checkoff meetings taking place. Here’s one of the reports he put together for the U. S. Dairy Export Council. Japan is one of the strongest economies in the world, but its population is aging. Those market realities are providing opportunity for U.S. dairy producers to grow …

Audio, Dairy Checkoff, Export, International

Learning More About The Dairy Checkoff

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know about you but I’ve always been a little confused about how the different dairy checkoff and promotion groups relate to each other. To help explain that I spoke with Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI). Tom spoke at the joint beef/dairy issues forum held here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. He starts out explaining …

Audio, Dairy Checkoff

Dr. Gary Smith Says it Like it Is

Chuck Zimmerman

You don’t ever have to wonder how Dr. Gary Smith (Colorado State Universtiy) really feels. He’ll just plain tell you in his presentations. Yesterday he was the speaker at the Dairy Producers Education Forum lunch here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. This session is put on by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. It was the biggest attendance yet for this …

Audio, Beef Checkoff

Dairy and Beef Working Together

Chuck Zimmerman

To get a dairy producers’ perspective on the collaboration between the beef and diary checkoffs here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference I met Kimberly Clauss pictured on the right here with Joe Bavido, DMI. I want to thank Joe for introducing me to Kimberly. Kimberly is a dairy producer from California who currently serves as Vice Chairman of the …

Audio, Beef Checkoff, Dairy Group

Igenity For DNA Profiling at Weaning

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m working out of a nice media room here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. It’s being sponsored by Merial. Pictured here are Kevin DeHaan, director of technical services, Igenity, a division of Merial, and Wendy Mayo, Bader Rutter. I talked with Kevin about Igenity and what it can do for cattle producers, both beef and dairy. He says that …

Agribusiness, Audio

Beef Board Meeting Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

The executive committee of the Beef Board is already at work here in Denver. They get together to make sure everything is in order before everyone else arrives at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. At their lunch meeting I spoke with CBB chairman, Ken Stielow (3rd from left). He provides us with an overview of the conference from the Checkoff …

Audio, Beef Checkoff, Dairy Checkoff