This episode includes presentations and interviews with the five technologies recently awarded with Nexus Innovation Awards at PDPW’s 2022 Business Conference. This is the second year such awards have been given out. Progressive Dairy partners with PDPW to sponsor these awards. The award winners were selected by a panel of dairy producers from among more than a dozen technologies that applied for the award. The winners presented their technologies live during the conference. In this episode, you’ll get a taste of those presentations.

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Season 4, Episode 12


 Here is a breakdown of the episode:


360 Yield Center

David Murphy of 360 Yield Center talks about his company’s innovation to water irregularly shaped fields and apply lagoon water throughout the growing season. [~2:00]

Learn more about 360 Yield Center.



Mai Ann Healy of Biofiltro discusses the company’s worm beds and how they can be used to clean 70% to 95% of the nutrients in liquid manure. [~14:55]

Learn more about Biofiltro.


Cattle Care

Christian Hoekstra with Cattle Care explains how the company’s machine vision technology can be used to monitor employee compliance with milk quality protocols and incentivize efficient behavior. [~30:05]

Learn more about Cattle Care.


Native Microbials

Brooke Anderson with Native Microbials describes a new feed supplement for cows that is developed from naturally occurring rumen bacteria and that increases milk production. [~44:20]

Learn more about Native Microbials.


Natural Prairie Dairy and Sedron Technologies

Dairyman Donald De Jong and Stanley Janicki of Sedron Technologies explain their new manure processing system that separates manure into distilled water, a dry NPK fertilizer and aqueous ammonia. [~56:25]

Learn more about Sedron Technologies.


Learn more about the Nexus Innovation Awards.


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