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Episode 101 - What to put in your calving kit - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Having a calving kit ready to go when you need it is important whether you have beef or dairy cows. The OG3 discuss what should be in the kit and why. Big shout out to Troy Salzer for helping with the info in this episode.

Episode 100 - Winter potpourri and our favorite episodes - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We celebrate 100 episodes with a super-secret question for all the hosts from Emily, and then we get into a variety of winter topics including the winter blues, frostbite, bunk space, and even music! Thank you everyone for making the show possible.

Episode 99.5 - Questions from UMN Extension colleagues - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Bonus/experimental episode! Extension colleagues called in to ask us questions. We hope you will do the same so we can include your question on the show. Call 612-624-3610 and leave us a message with your question! Questions in this episode: 1. Is it too late to plant cover crops for grazing in October? 2. What are the big biosecurity practices on-farm? 3. What is Emily's biggest piece of safety advice for harvest season?

Episode 99 - Leave no dairy calf behind with Jenn Bentley #2 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Part 2 of 2 with Jenn Bentley. If you haven't listened to part 1 (episode 98), then we recommend you do so you can jump into the continued conversation with us. Other than colostrum, what else should you be doing in the calf barn to succeed? What about with automated feeders? Answers in this episode!

Episode 98 - Leave no dairy calf behind with Jenn Bentley #1 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Jenn Bentley, IA State Dairy Field Specialist, joins the OG3 to discuss her favorite topic - dairy calves! This is part 1 of 2 with our time with Jenn. In this episode, we go through benchmarking health data and the importance of colostrum.

Episode 97 - Management decisions for mental health - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Whether it is a beef or dairy operation, management decisions impact the mental health of everyone involved on the farm. The OG3 discuss how to navigate these difficult decisions that balance production, labor, time, and mental health.

Episode 96 - How to artificially inseminate (AI) a cow - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Bradley J Heins walks us through the artificial insemination procedure and all the things you have to keep in mind to be successful breeding cows.

Episode 95 - Timing the milking procedure - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The Emily show is back! We cover the timing of the milking procedure and why it is important to the health of your cows and the production of your dairy.

Episode 94 - Paired and group housing for dairy calves - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We expand on one of the topics from last week by diving into more of the details of paired and group housing and how to set it up on your farm. Thank you for listening!

Episode 93 - Brad's ADSA Discover Conference report - Calf housing, colostrum, lung ultrasound, and more - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Brad gives a report from his trip to the American Dairy Science Association Discover Conference. Calf-housing, colostrum, lung ultrasound, and more are all on the agenda.

Episode 92 - Preparing your farm for winter safety - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Emily and Joe, AKA The Gruesome Twosome, discuss getting your farm ready for winter safety. There are many super important winter safety components that you should be thinking about before winter gets here. Slow down, think twice, be safe.

Episode 91 - Lice and cattle with Anthony Hanson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management team member Anthony Hanson joins the OG3 to talk about lice. We walk through lice in general and go through a real-life example Anthony experienced with his family's cow-calf operation.

Episode 90 - Feeding dairy calves in the winter - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The Gruesome Twosome (Emily and Joe) discusses what it takes to keep your calves healthy and growing as the temperature starts to drop.

Episode 89 - Kernza® for cattle - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Kernza® has been in the news lately and we thought we better put things into a cattle perspective. We don't know a ton, but Bradley knows more than most about this perennial grain so he leads us through this episode. Thank you for listening!

Episode 88 - New Frontier Farms LLC with Maggie Stensaas - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

On this episode, Maggie Stensaas from New Frontier Farms LLC joins the OG3 to discuss how she started her direct-to-consumer farm and how she balances farm, food, and family. Thank you for listening!

Episode 87 - What to do when dry cow antibiotics are backordered - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Intramammary infusion with antibiotics at dry off has been a staple in our mastitis control plan for a long time, but what if you can't get the product? Dr. Joe discusses what to do when dry cow tubes are in short supply. Thanks for listening!

Episode 86 - Feedlot Top 10 - Things to check on - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Joe is all alone today as Brad and Emily are at World Dairy Expo. Left to his own devices, Dr. Joe goes all-in on a beef topic. Listen to hear the top 10 things to check on your feedlot when things aren't going as expected.

Episode 85 - Decisions with a shortage of winter feed - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Eric Mousel, beef producer, and UMN Extension colleague joins us to discuss decisions related to a lack of winter feed for your beef operation. Thank you for listening!

Episode 84 - Dale Krekelberg's story - National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

CAUTION - this episode contains some material that listeners may find graphic or disturbing and may not be suitable for young children. Emily's dad, Dale Krekelberg, joins the OG3 to discuss the accident that resulted in the loss of his right leg and how that moment changed his life.

Episode 83 - State Fair 2021 Recap - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The OG3 discuss the 2021 State Fair - the food, the shows, what the fair means to agricultural MN, and the perspective of a city kid who grew up going to the fair.

Episode 82 - Get the most out of your hay - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Using hay efficiently is important every year, but especially in drought years when hay is in short supply, we want to use get the most out of every bale. Listen as the OG3 discuss how to improve your hay use efficiency no matter how you feed it.

Episode 81 - Making silage safely - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Emily Krekelberg has some windshield time and wants to talk with you about making your silage season as safe as possible.

Episode 80 - Biosecurity for show animals - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

With fair and show season in full swing, the OG3 discuss how people can keep their animals and their operations safe before, during, and after traveling to exhibitions.

Episode 79 - Growing up with 4H - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Bradley J Heins and Emily discuss how 4H helped them get to where they are today.

Episode 78 - Liz Krienke - Generation Z and the farm - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

UMN Extension Livestock Team Intern Liz Krienke joins the OG3 to discuss how Generation Z sees the future of farming. Mostly we find out Bradley is old, but we learn some other valuable things along the way as well.

Episode 77 - Implanting clean - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Windshield time means driving thoughts with Dr. Joe. Implanting clean, dry ears with a clean, sharp needle is crucial for implant program success.

Episode 76 - Nitrate toxicity - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Nitrate toxicity is scary, and certainly an issue during drought. We hope you leave knowing when you should be worried and what to do next. Thanks for listening!

Episode 75 - Are we thinking about solar energy and land use the right way? - Joe Lawrence - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Solar farms are popping up across the country on agricultural land and it makes you think - Is this the right way to use our land? Joe Lawrence from Cornell Extension brings his thoughts to the episode.

Episode 74 - Drought strategies for beef producers

Dr. Joe and Emily discuss drought safety and some drought strategy for beef producers.

Episode 73 - Early weaning beef calves - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Early weaning can be a great strategy to help reduce pressure on pasture. Great tool to have when we experience drought conditions. Thank you for listening!

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