animal welfare

DairyCast 0278 - Dino Giacomazzi accepts the responsibility of engaging in social media to educate consumers

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  • Dino Giacomazzi has accepted the responsibility of engaging in social media to reach, inform and educate consumers about the dairy industry
  • Visit Dino at

DairyCast 0276 - Susan Carter leads a discussion on horse slaughter

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  • Susan Carter, USDA, leads a discussion on horse slaughter with Idaho State Police Brand Inspector Larry Hahurst and Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States

Make sure no holes exist in your animal well-being program

As we get ready to ring in the new year, this is a good time to look around at your operation and make sure no holes exist in your animal well-being program.


David Wolfgang, extension veterinarian at Penn State University offers this tip to dairy producers.

DairyCast 0211 for November 18 2008

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  • Philip Lobo, Animal Agriculture Alliance, provides perspectives on Proposition 2 passing in the state of California and what implications it may have for the rest of us in animal agriculture

Are you locomotion-scoring your cows?

If you aren’t locomotion-scoring your cows, you may want to consider making it part of your management practices. Locomotion scoring, as well as effective prevention and management of lameness is going to play an increasingly important role in the dairy industry, says Ernest Hovingh, extension veterinarian with Penn State.

Could Prop 2 impact the dairy industry?

As Election Day draws near, debate on Proposition 2 heats up in California and across the nation. Prop 2 continues to generate attention, including recent appearances by proponents on the Oprah Winfrey show and the Ellen Degeneres show.

2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Taking Steps to the Future

2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Taking Steps to the Future, by Dr. Gerard Cramer

Lameness has become a national focus for dairy producers and for consumers. It has become a critical issue both from an animal welfare perspective and more importantly from an economic standpoint.

Proposition 2 debate continues in California

More than 300 people attended a debate on Proposition 2 in Modesto, Calif. a few weeks ago. The debate was part of the First United Methodist Church’s Faith and Politics series. It has been estimated that there will be a drop of several million dollars in tax revenue from farm businesses if Proposition 2 passes in California. 

Panel members included:

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.
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