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DairyCast 0419 - Get The Right People On Your Management Team No Matter How Much It Costs!

DairyCast 0419 Show Notes:

DairyCast update for June 16, 2011, Importance of Traceability and Handling Summer Heat Stress

Dealing with heat stress is an annual concern when those summer days turn hazy.  Iowa State's Dr. Lance Baumgard shares background on the bio-health issues in heat stress and offers some suggestions in dealing with it.

A good presentation on the front page at DairyCast.com this week... "Food Plate Tectonics, Are The Right People At The Table?"  It's a presentation from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's annual meeting looking at the changes in agriculture and suggesting those conversations with stakeholders and consumers need to be ratcheted up.


Are you interested in and enthusiastic about sharing your dairy agriculture story through social media? The AgChat Foundation has developed a conference to help grow farmers', ranchers', and producers' skill sets with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, YouTube, and smart phones. The 2011 Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference will include large and small group learning to help you establish the confidence you need to "agvocate" through social media. Applications are due June 24th.

DairyCast 0418 - Why Foreign Disease Threats Keep Industry On Edge

DairyCast 0418 Show Notes:
  • In this special episode with Tech Nation's Dr. Moira Gunn, Tom Thornton, president and CEO of the Kansas Bioscience Authority discusses the need to tighten our international biosecurity firewall.  Special thanks to ITConversations.com

DairyCast 0417 - Looking At Heat Stress And Your Herd

DairyCast 0417 Show Notes:
  • Iowa State Associate Professor of Animal Science, Dr. Lance Baumgard, looks at heat stress issues in changing weather conditions and offers some solutions for your operation.

DairyCast Update for June 2, 2011, Country Of Origin Labeling?

The U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Law is back in the news following a World Trade Organization finding that the regulations aren't accomplishing the original intent and are an impediment to international trade.  A special presentation features the U.S. perspective and Canada's view of the legislation and recent finding.

DairyCast 0416 - How Will WTO Country Of Origin Labeling Findings Impact Border Beef Trade?

DairyCast 0416 Show Notes:
  • Today we present two perspectives of the Country Of Origin Labeling issue, as we hear from Kansas State Extension Livestock Economist Glynn Tonsor and Canadian economist Kevin Grier. The World Trade Organization recently found the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling law to not be fulfilling the stated objectives and impeding access to U.S. markets by our trading partners. 

Are the right people at the Table?

Food Plate Tectonics: Thriving on the fault line Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, Unison Resource Company, states that everyone needs to be around the table when discussing "economically viable, environmental sustainable, and social responsible food"
So who's sitting around the table?
From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

DairyCast 0415 - Evaluate Air Quality With This Free Online Tool For Your Dairy

DairyCast 0415 Show Notes:
  • How about a free online tool intended to help you evaluate your livestock system for potential air quality improvement?  No data is collected nor is the operation identified.  This is just for you to know and consider.  Iowa State Extension Agronomist Angela Reick-Hinz joins us to overview the program called NAQSAT - National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool.

DairyCast Update for May 19, 2011, Consumers Want To Know You

While we wait for dry weather to finish planting... some thoughts on better connections with consumers.  Aaron Putze shares Iowa agriculture's effort to connect consumers with producers.  Who you are and what you do is widely a mystery to those second and third post-farm generations. And yes, it's important that they know.

DairyCast Update for May 19, 2011, Consumers Want To Know You

While we wait for dry weather to finish planting... some thoughts on better connections with consumers.  Aaron Putze shares Iowa agriculture's effort to connect consumers with producers.  Who you are and what you do is widely a mystery to those second and third post-farm generations. And yes, it's important that they know.
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