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Join Guilherme Madureira as he speaks with Dairy at Guelph faculty on the latest research – everything from dairy calf nutrition and management to designing breeding strategies for long-term and sustainable genetic improvement. New episodes are available each month on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or you can listen right here on our website.

If you have questions about the podcast, suggestions for topics you’d like to hear or feedback, please email us at madureig@uoguelph.ca.

Episodes

Dr. David Renaud

Episode 8: Calf Health and Welfare with Dr. David Renaud

During this episode, we talk to Dr. David Renaud, veterinary epidemiologist in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, about his research program on risk factors and management strategies to improve calf health and welfare.

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Precision Feeding with Dr. John Cant

Episode 7: Precision Feeding for Dairy Cows with Dr. John Cant

During this episode, we talk with Dr. John Cant, Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, about his research program on nutrition modeling and precision feeding for dairy cows.

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Dairy at Guelph Podcast episode 6

Episode 6: Transition Period and Reproduction of Dairy Cows with Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro

During this episode, Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, talks about fertility, embryo development and pregnancy losses in dairy cows, as well as additional factors affecting pregnancy, including transition cow health, long-term effects of diseases and prevention strategies. 

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Dairy at Guelph Podcast with Trevor DeVries

Episode 5: Automated Milking Systems and Behaviour of Dairy Cattle with Dr. Trevor DeVries

During this episode, we talk to Dr. Trevor DeVries, Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences, and Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare, about his research program on robotic (or automated) milking systems, cows’ personality traits, and sensor-based technologies.

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Dairy at Guelph Podcast, Episode 4, Dr. Charlotte Winder

Episode 4: Welfare and Health of Dairy Calves, Cows and Farmers with Dr. Charlotte Winder

During this episode, we talk to Dr. Charlotte Winder from Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) about welfare and health in dairy farming, including heifer calf management, pain-control practices in youngstock, best strategies for dry-off and farmers’ mental health.

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Dairy at Guelph Podcast, Episode 3 with Dr. Christine Baes

Episode 3: Genetic Selection for Sustainable and Resilient Dairy Cows with Dr. Christine Baes

On this episode, we chat with Dr. Christine Baes, Professor and Chair in the Department of Animal Biosciences and Canada Research Chair in Livestock Genomics, about methane emissions, feed efficiency, health resistance, novel fertility traits and breeding programs, all of which are working to create sustainable and resilient dairy cows.

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Dairy at Guelph Podcast, Episode 2 with Dr. David Kelton

Episode 2: Dairy Cattle Diseases, Biosecurity and Management Practices with Dr. David Kelton

On this episode we’re chatting with Professor Emeritus, Dr. David Kelton, from the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Population Medicine about infectious diseases in dairy cattle, biosecurity measures, bulk milk tank testing and management practices to minimize risk and spread of diseases.

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Dairy at Guelph podcast, episode one: Calf health and management.

Episode 1: Calf Health and Management with Dr. Michael Steele

We’re talking to Dr. Michael Steele, Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, about best practices in calf nutrition and management. During this episode, dairy farmers will have access to the latest updates on topics including colostrum supplementation and maternal effects on colostrum production, as well as milk feeding and weaning strategies for purebred and crossbred calves.

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About our host

Guilherme Madureira joins Dairy at Guelph this summer as a Communications Coordinator. Guilherme is a PhD student in the Department of Animal Biosciences. His experience working with the Arrell Food Institute has given Guilherme a first-hand look into the importance of easy-to-read communication pieces that help researchers and farmers solve food production problems together.

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