CEO and managing partner of High Plains Ponderosa Dairy, Greg Bethard, joins Matti McBride on the latest episode of the Progressive Dairy Podcast to discuss all things genetics, reproduction and sustainability. Learn how Bethard landed “the best job” he’s ever had, what dairying in southwest Kansas looks like, Bethard’s “infinite” mentality when it comes to his operation and more.

Season 6, Episode 11

Here is the episode breakdown:

~00:53 -- Bethard’s journey to becoming a dairy producer

~2:08 -- About High Plains Ponderosa Dairy (HPPD)


~5:40 -- Letting a cow be a cow

~7:00 – What Bethard likes about being a dairy producer

~8:20 – Dairying in southwest Kansas

~10:00 -- A herd of Holstein-Jersey crossbreds

~15:16 -- Reproductive management at HPPD

~18:30 – Reproductive goals

~19:45 – Battling heat stress 

~22:50 – Sustainability at HPPD

~25:30 – Looking forward

~26:22 – Rapid-fire questions

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