DairyCast 0457 - What's The Status Of The Secure Milk Supply Project?

DairyCast 0457 Show Notes:
  • 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 Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology.  Dr. Hullinger's presentation was part of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver. 
  • Dr. Hullinger's full presentation with slides

DairyCast 0456 - Manual To Help Watch For Residue Violations Updated

DairyCast 0456 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0455 - How Do Retailers View The Producer-Consumer Relationship?

DairyCast 0455 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0454 - Farm Bill Update From Animal Ag Alliance

DairyCast 0454 Show Notes:
  • Anne 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 and media. 

DairyCast 0453 - EPA is Not On Agriculture's Side

DairyCast 0453 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0452 - Is Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility Nutritious and Affordable?

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DairyCast 0451 - Nature's Farm Develops Dairy Product Niche

DairyCast 0451 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0450 - Farm Bill Action In Washington - That's Good! - No, That's Bad

DairyCast 0450 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0449 - "Pink Slime" PR Nightmare - What's In It? What's it do?

DairyCast 0449 Show Notes:
  • The unfolding "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 reported inaccuracies. 

DairyCast 0448 - How Can I Maximize Return On My Forage Investment?

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