The Moos Room

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By: University of Minnesota Extension

Hosted by members of the University of Minnesota Extension Beef and Dairy Teams, The Moos Room discusses relevant topics to help beef and dairy producers be more successful. The information is evidence-based and presented as an informal conversation between the hosts and guests.

Episode 61 - Spring cleaning the vet cabinet - UMN Extension's The Mood Room
#61
Last Monday at 10:00 AM

It's spring! When you get that a little extra time and you need something to do to keep you from getting the tractor stuck in the wet fields, think about cleaning up your vaccine and drug storage areas. Emily and Dr. Joe walk through what to do to get your vet cabinet in order for both beef and dairy operations. Cheers.


Episode 60 - Clinical mastitis treatment with Pam Ruegg #2 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#60
04/12/2021

We finish our discussion on treating clinical mastitis with expert Pam Ruegg DVM, MPVM. Hard-hitting, practical knowledge from applied research is the name of the game, and no one does it better than Pam. Thank you for listening!


Episode 59 - Clinical mastitis treatment with Pam Ruegg #1 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#59
04/05/2021

Pam Ruegg DVM, MPVM joins The Moos Room to discuss treatment of non-severe clinical mastitis, best practices for produces, how to apply her research in the field, and her mastitis celebrity status. Part 1 of 2.


Episode 58 - Natasha Mortenson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#58
03/29/2021

Natasha Mortenson from Riverview, LLP joins the OG3 to discuss how to be the best advocate for agriculture (an agvocate) you can be. So much energy in this episode! Thank you for listening.


Episode 57 - Spring safety checklist - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#57
03/22/2021

Just the OG3 today! We talk spring safety considerations as we all thaw out from the deep freeze of the MN winter. What are the biggest concerns, what should you make sure to talk with the youth on your farm about? Listen to find out. Cheers.


Episode 56 - All things sensors - Brad's Birthday Bash - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#56
03/15/2021

The day we recorded it was Dr. Bradley J. Heins' birthday so he got to pick the topic and as you could have guessed he wanted to talk sensors. Thank you for listening everyone.


Episode 55 - Cattle Vaccine Basics - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#55
03/08/2021

Just the OG3 today! We quickly go over the basics of cattle vaccines and what Dr. Joe considers the core diseases for all cattle, dairy, or beef. This is a huge topic but we had to start somewhere. Enjoy!


Episode 54 - Drug Residue Avoidance with Erik Jopp - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#54
03/01/2021

Erik Jopp, from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, is with the OG3 today. We talk about drug residue avoidance and how MDA can help both beef and dairy farms to avoid drug residues.


Episode 53 - Vytelle and in vitro fertilization (IVF) with Owen Weikert and Bryce Schumann - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#53
02/22/2021

We welcome back the same guests as last week! We get into the details of IVF technology and the specifics of how Vytelle's technology is different. We definitely spend some time discussing how they get things done without using FSH, which is a big game-changer.


Episode 52 - Vytelle's Technology with Owen Weikert and Bryce Schumann - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#52
02/15/2021

We talk with two great guests about Vytelle's recent merger of two technologies and how they can impact feed efficiency, economic sustainability, and environmental sustainability. Great ideas and discussion for both beef and dairy producers in this one.


Episode 51 - Emily Shaw - Dairy Girl Fitness - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#51
02/08/2021

Emily Shaw, known as Dairy Girl Fitness, joins the OG3 to discuss her influence on social media combining dairy and fitness promotion. We take a big picture view for some of the episode and then move to some questions that are more fun. Can you still eat great food and get in shape? How does almond beverage compare to real milk? What is the one thing both Emilys can't be without when they are working out? Listen to find out!


Episode 50 - Outwintering cattle - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#50
02/01/2021

Episode 50! At a listener's request, we talk about outwintering cattle. For both dairy and beef this is a viable option if you have the right management pieces. We have some impromptu guests join along the way. Thank you for listening!


Episode 49 - Poo-cast with Melissa Wilson - Manure Management - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#49
01/25/2021


Episode 48 - Goal Setting - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#48
01/18/2021

The OG3 recorded this episode on New Year's Eve Eve and we had goals for the new year in mind. No one wants to reflect too much on 2020 so we didn't and are hoping this will help farmers to look forward. Cheers!


Episode 47 - Severe weather - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#47
01/11/2021

Dr. Bradley J. Heins couldn't make it today because of a MN blizzard so Emily and Joe pivot to talk about severe winter weather and the most important factors for dairy and beef farmers. Thanks for listening!


Episode 46 - Women in Ag Network with Amber Roberts - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#46
01/04/2021

Amber Roberts is with us today to discuss the Women in Ag Network and a recent needs assessment survey she completed. Great guest, great discussion, and some dabbling in a little more serious topic than we usually get into on The Moos Room. Emily is fired up so you know this one is good. Thanks for listening!


Episode 45 - Tom Rothman - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#45
12/28/2020

Minnesota radio legend Tom Rothman joins The Moos Room to talk about his career, the current state of MN ag radio, and Extension's role in Minnesota. We hope you enjoy listening to a true radio professional. Thanks for listening!


Episode 44 - Water - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#44
12/21/2020

The most important nutrient on the planet and it only took us 44 episodes to get to it. Often forgotten and overlooked, the OG3 discuss water and why you should spend more time thinking about it in your dairy or beef operation.


Episode 43 - Dehorning - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#43
12/14/2020

What's up Moos Crew?! The OG3 talk about dehorning for conventional and organic herds. Pain mitigation, industry guidelines, and of course personal opinions are all on the docket. Thank you for listening!


Episode 42 - What is management? - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#42
12/07/2020

A member of the Moos Crew (our listeners) suggested this episode. We talk a ton about how management is the most important thing on the farm and that no amount of money or tools can fix poor management, but we haven't really described what it means to each of us. This episode we try to fix that. Keep sending in suggestions and thank you for listening!


Episode 41 - Meet Dana Adams, Livestock Extension Educator - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#41
11/30/2020

Meet Dana Adams, UMN Livestock Extension Educator for Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties. Dana recently joined UMN Extension and we are excited to have her on the team. From Virginia, to SDSU, to New Zealand, to Indiana Dana had quite the journey to end up working with cows and we are looking forward to working with her more. Thanks for listening!


Episode 40 - B-Wrap® with Krishona Martinson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#40
11/23/2020

New technology! Another tool for the tool box. UMN Extension equine and forage specialist, and cattle owner Krishona Martinson is with us to discuss a study done with B-wrap to investigate hay storage, hay quality, and beef cows.


Episode 39 - WCROC research update with Dr. Bradley J. Heins - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#39
11/16/2020

If you have been listening to the show you know that we poke fun at Bradley quite a bit. This episode is dedicated to making sure everyone knows that Bradley works hard and has plenty of projects going on at the WCROC Dairy. Hope you enjoy learning a little more about one of our co-hosts.


Episode 38 - Forage and hay with John David Johnson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#38
11/09/2020

Part 2 of our conversation with John David Johnson from West Virginia Extension. Today we get into forage production and hay quality. Enjoy!


West Virginia Beef Production with John David Johnson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#37
11/02/2020

We talk with Jackson County Extension Agent John David Johnson from West Virginia Extension about the differences between our states. This is part 1 of 2 so make sure to come back next week to finish our conversation. Thank you for listening.


Episode 36 - Selective Dry Cow Therapy with Dr. Sandra Godden - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#36
10/26/2020

Dr. Sandra Godden (UMN College of Veterinary Medicine) joins the team to discuss Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT) and new research published in 2020. Should you use an algorithm or culture to make selective decisions? Does SDCT make economic sense? Does SDCT actually decrease antibiotic use? Listen to find out! Cheers.


Episode 35 - Heat detection - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#35
10/19/2020

We talk heat detection today with the OG3. Walk and chalk, patches, and of course activity monitors. Put a sensor in it! Thank you for listening.


Crossbreeding with Amy Hazel Loeschke PhD - Procross - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#34
10/12/2020

We are talking about one of Brad's favorite topics today - crossbreeding. Joining us is a true expert, Amy Hazel Loeschke completed her PhD at UMN and currently works for ProCROSS. Thank you for listening!


Episode 33 - Why and when to preg check - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#33
10/05/2020

Brad, Emily, and Joe sit down to follow up on last week's episode about the methods of pregnancy checking. Today it is all about why we preg check and when we think you should. Thank you for listening!


Episode 32 - Options for pregnancy diagnosis - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#32
09/28/2020

Spring calving beef herds are in the middle of preg check season (and dairy herds are always preg checking) so we thought we would go over the different options for pregnancy diagnosis --> palpation, ultrasound, milk and blood testing. Thank you for listening!


Episode 31 - National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#31
09/21/2020

National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 kicked off yesterday 9/20/20 and will run through 9/26/20. Since Emily is the UMN Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator the episode fits perfectly.


Episode 30 - Mastitis overview #2 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#30
09/14/2020

Dr. Bradley J. Heins is back! We continue our overview of mastitis and discuss how Brad manages mastitis and milk quality at the UMN dairy at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, MN. SCC, culturing, organic treatment options, and vaccines just a few of the topics today!


Episode 29 - Mastitis overview #1 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#29
09/07/2020

Mastitis and milk quality are huge topics, that's why you see this is mastitis overview number one with the follow up part 2 next week. Dr. Bradley J Heins is out this week so you are stuck with just Emily and Joe to start the conversation. Prevention > Treatment shows up yet again. Thank you for listening!


Episode 28 - Fly prevention - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#28
08/31/2020

Most everyone hates flies. Cattle are no exception. Following our common theme, prevention will always be better than treatment, we talk types of flies and how to prevent them. Brad also loops us in on his research where he is vacuuming cows.


Episode 27 - Bull safety - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#27
08/24/2020

We briefly talked about bull safety with Micheal J. Cruse PhD last week and we all agreed it needed an episode all to itself. Strong opinions as always, and plenty of entertainment. Thank you for listening!


Episode 26 - Farm Safety with Local Educator Michael J. Cruse PhD - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#26
08/17/2020

Emily and Brad are left on their own to run the show and invite an Extension colleague to join the show. Local educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties, Michael J. Cruse Ph.D. has a passion for farm safety and he shares his knowledge with The Moos Room today.


Episode 25 - Calving distribution for seasonal calving dairies - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#25
08/10/2020

Brad leads the charge as we talk calving distribution for seasonal calving dairies. Brad runs the UMN dairy at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris where they have two calving windows, spring and fall, so he is the perfect person to talk to as we continue our discussion from last week.


Episode 24.5 - BONUS EPISODE - Burger King and sustainability with Ashley Kohls (Nebraska Cattlemen) - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
08/04/2020

BONUS EPISODE - We had to address the Burger King advertisement campaign. Luckily we found the perfect guest to help us discuss the issue. Ashley Kohls is the Director of Government Affairs for the Nebraska Cattlemen Association and she is a great friend of The Moos Room. Enjoy! Links: extension.umn.edu Email: themoosroom@umn.edu Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on iHeartRadio


Episode 24 - Beef calving distribution - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#24
08/03/2020

We are talking beef calving distribution this week to follow up on our discussion with Andrew last week about calving windows and money that is there for producers if they implement certain management strategies. Just the OG3 today!


Episode 23 - Beef genetics with Andrew Swanson from Select Sires - UMN Extension's The Moos Room
#23
07/27/2020

Andrew Swanson is back! In between breeding cows, Andrew was willing to join us to discuss beef genetics. We also reveal our favorite beef breeds and will keep track of the votes with our guests. Thank you for listening!