Following another good presentation in the 2012 World Dairy Expo Seminar series, I spoke with Dr. Geof Smith, Associate Professor at North Carolina State's School of Vet Medicine about his presentation on 'Avoiding Drug Residues in the Dairy Industry'.
The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge has introduced young people to our industry and opened the eyes of a few more 'experienced' hands in management and production issues. At World Dairy Expo, NAIDC took time to review its beginnings. A future DairyCast episode will look at where they're going.
The future of retail payments is online and easy to access. Think about the businesses you do business with and get ready. This short presentation features Carleligh Jaques of Visa, Inc., speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in NY. It comes to you courtesy of the IT Conversations Network.
Additional corn stocks may eventually work their way into fuel tanks as this conversation with Kansas State Ag Engineer Ed Brokesh illustrates. The Flex-Fuel vehicles can up their ethanol intake substantially.
Kansas State Extension Economist Troy Dumler discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support.
An update on the status of the Secure Milk Supply Project supplemental to ongoing Foot and Mouth Disease prevention and response planning with Dr. Pam Hullinger, currently with UC-Davis Department of Veternary Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Hullinger's presentation was part of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Annual Meeting Denver.
The importance of catching residue violations before the tank cannot be overstated, according to Dr. Karen Jordan with Dairy Farmers of America. She overviews the recent updates to the Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Manual. PDF version available here.
National Grocers Association
VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world
as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal
Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two. We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately." For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter.
Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson,
senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, break down the significant portions of the 2012 Farm Bill negotiations as related to livestock production. The Animal Ag Alliance
Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year
of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators
Attorney and Illinois farmer Gary Baise once played a role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. He tells the annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture that the agency is now establishing regulations that will end modern agriculture.
Nature's Farm is developing a specialized retail channel promoting liquid milk products naturally higher in Omega 3 and CLA's. Vice-president of Sales and Marketing, Jon Van Koy joins us at the JBS United Midwest Dairy Conference to discuss the dietary formulation which contributes to the Nature's Farm product.
Talking with a livestock group, House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking
through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts
on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen. Please
pass this one to others in your organization.
"Pink Slime" fiasco made its entry into social consicousness via
social media, then exploded onto the national scene. Here Eric Atkinson
talks with Kansas State meat scientist John Gonzales to better
understand what the product is and to shed light on some repeatedly
David Fischer, retired University of Illinois extension specialist recently shared the importance of properly managing critical periods in forage development and harvest to gain maximum value from those acres. He spoke at the recent JBS-United Midwest Dairy Conference.
Kansas State's Dr. Mike Appley provided excellent background at the
recent Cattle Industry Convention Dairy Producers Communications Forum
on the cause of antibiotic residues in cull cows and how they're
measured. This is part 2 of a 2 part program and needs to be shared
with your barn staff.
Kansas State's Dr. Mike Appley provided excellent background at the recent Cattle Industry Convention Dairy Producers Communications Forum on the cause of antibiotic residues in cull cows and how they're measured. This is part 1 of a 2 part program and needs to be shared with your barn staff.
Presenting an update on the recently launched social media marketing campaign for veal, George Quackenbush, Director of Promotions for the Michigan Beef Industry Commission shares the vision and scope of the fast moving initiative.
Ian Davis, retired Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, recently
shared his top five leadership traits with Stanford's Graduate School
of Business students. Ian has consulted with major international
management leaders, seeing very good... and some not very good
management teams. This half hour program is a great thought provoker
for your management team and might be a good point of initiation for the
'up and comers' that are ready for advancement. Best wishes in the New
Food prices are higher and the consumer (Black Friday sales notwithstanding) are hunkering down. What does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy? Let's ask American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young.
Dr. Marty Strauss, a consultant with Kahn Strauss and Associates was a speaker
and panelist at the recent Food Systems Summit where discussion focused
on creatively communicating what today's agriculture provides; food
safety, low cost, convenience, etc. I asked Dr Strauss how to better
bridge that gap when today's consumer doesn't really understand what
they're getting and why.
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