animal handling

DairyCast 0424 - How Do You Ensure Animal Handling Policy Compliance?

DairyCast 0424 Show Notes:
  • Colorado State's Dr. Temple Grandin believes handling procedures have improved dramatically over the past decade but harbors concern for the 10% of handlers that shouldn't be near animals.

DairyCast update for June 2, 2010, What are some ways to improve cattle handling practices

The dairy industry is taking a hit because of the actions of one former employee at Conklin Dairy Farms Inc. in Ohio. The actions of one person have created the impression that all dairies treat their dairy cows poorly. And this is certainly not the case!

The question for those of us in the dairy industry is "what do we do next?"

DairyCast 0371 - Nebraska veterinarian suggests ways to improve our cattle handling practices

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  • Dr. Tom Noffsinger, Nebraska veterinarian and cattle handling expert, suggests some actions that we can take to improve our cattle handling practices.

DairyCast 0370 - Temple Grandin helps us create a cattle welfare audit scorecard

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  • Temple Grandin, world renowned cattle handling expert, offers her thoughts on how to effectively create a cattle welfare scorecard for your operation.

DairyCast 0188 for August 29 2008

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  • Dr. Suzanne Millman, animal welfare expert at Iowa State University, offers her insights on animal welfare concerns.

DairyCast 0182 for August 8 2008

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  • The conclusion of our conversation on animal welfare from the Cattle Industry Summer Conference features a question and answer session.

DairyCast 0181 for August 5 2008

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  • Continuing our discussion of the dairy and beef industries response to animal handling concerns, this is part two of the recent Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

DairyCast 0180 for August 1 2008

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  • With mainstream media grabbing a hold of various animal mistreatment videos, the beef and dairy industries are working together to get the positive messages heard. The Cattle Industry Summer Conference recently hosted the Joint Beef and Dairy Industry Symposium.

DairyCast 0174 for July 11 2008

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  • How valuable is your workforce? Kelly Donham, University of Iowa, outlines how you can further protect your most valuable resource, your family and employees.
  • Chris Galen, National Milk, highlights a new animal handling resource that is being shipped to you and thousands of dairy producers across the country.

DairyCast 0173 for July 8 2008

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  • Can adding Borax to your manure make happier neighbors? A new product may soon be available. Terry Whitehead, Research Microbiologist at ARS, tells of recent research.
  • Effectively transitioning and transporting young calves can have a major impact on health. Are there things from the beef industry we can use to help make that transition easier? 
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