New podcast provides industry information to dairy farmers

June 10, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Dairy farmers soon will have podcasts as a new resource for industry information from Purdue University.

"Purdue Dairy Digest," a podcast series created by three Purdue Extension animal science specialists, will be available for free download by noon each Wednesday beginning June 16. Each podcast will run about two minutes and will include both information directed to dairy farmers and some general information for the public.

"The dairy industry is still in a very challenging time and due to the low milk prices of last year, a lot of producers are still having financial issues," said Tamilee Nennich, Purdue Extension dairy specialist. "Although the milk price has recovered somewhat, it has been a slow process. With dairy farmers facing so many challenges, we hope this will be a good information source to help manage their operations as efficiently as possible."

Every Wednesday, Nennich or Purdue Extension dairy specialist Mike Schutz, 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.

"Purdue Dairy Digest" will be available for download each week at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/DD. The podcasts also will be available by searching "Purdue Dairy Digest" in iTunes. 

Writer: Jennifer Stewart, 765-494-6682, jsstewar@purdue.edu

Source: Tamilee Nennich, 765-494-4823, tnennich@purdue.edu

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