DairyCast 0015 for November 28 2006

DairyCast 0015 Show Notes:
  • USDA says NAIS will remain mandatory. Incoming House Ag Committee chairman says he can't support it if it is. Coin Toss Time!
  • Forages, Nutrient Loading and Decision Solutions with Dr. Mary Lou Swift of Abbotsford Vet Clinic
  • Dr. Amani Elobeid of Iowa's Center for Agriculture and Rural Development - part of a web presentation by Iowa State Extension on Biofuels and Grain Prices. Click here for the full presentation, well worth your while!

DairyCast 0014 for November 24 2006

DairyCast 0014 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Moira Gunn of IT Conversations talks with Eden BioDesigns CEO Crawford Brown about his company which helps move biotech innovations from concept to finished product.
  • Followup with David Ewing Duncan on issues at the FDA and consumer perception about the regulators we in agriculture hold dear.

DairyCast 0013 for November 21 2006

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DairyCast 0012 for November 17 2006

DairyCast 0012 Show Notes:
  • Link to "Five Key Traits of Great Leaders" (
  • Sodium Chlorate found to significantly reduce e. Coli and Salmonella counts when incorporated into final hours ration. However, it's not yet approved.
  • Waste Energy Solutions takes manure, utilizes energy generation capability, and returns a cleaner, analyzed product to your fields.
  • Air injection technology review with Iowa State's Locke Karricker.

DairyCast 0011 for November 14 2006

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DairyCast 0010 for November 10 2006

DairyCast 0010 Show Notes:
  • Plant vaccines. I mean vaccines from plants.
  • Cattle nutrition in an post-ethanol environment from the University of Illinois.
  • Factors in the development and control of food lesions from Zinpro.
  • New management series - today's segment with Dr. Rich Stup of Penn State's Dairy Alliance on developing organizational commitment.
  • Human resource program in Columbus, OH in January. (John, find us somewhere warmer next year!) Link to the free newsletter mentioned.
  • USDA initiates risk based inspections.

DairyCast 0009 for November 7 2006

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DairyCast 0008 for November 3 2006

DairyCast 0008 Show Notes:
  • Elections up next. Will the Arizona Gestation Crate and Veal Calf Stall pass? Who's behind it and what's at stake.
  • Hoof hygiene with Rich Falcone of Tasker Products. Prepare for the cold, damp months ahead.
  • John Wargowski with MidAmerica Ag and Hort Service shares his thoughts on immigration legislation before and after the election.

DairyCast 0007 for October 31 2006

DairyCast 0007 Show Notes:
  • A 2005 Poll by the Pew Intiative on Food and Biotechnology found that 2/3rds of Americans are uncomfortable with animal cloning for religious or ethical reasons. We anticipate approval by the FDA to clone food chain animals in the near future. What do you need to know and how should we communicate the issues surrounding this hot topic?
  • igenity maps DNA for livestock producers which provides an amazing amount of data on the propensity of their offspring.
  • Food scientist, Fadi Armouni, notes that even if irradiation could stop e.coli outbreaks like the devastating spinach episode, consumers might still not accept it.

DairyCast 0006 for October 27 2006

DairyCast 0006 Show Notes:
  • A listener asked us to take a look at the future direction of the dairy industry and where our attention should be focused. Donna Berry of Dairy and Foods Communications, Inc., takes up the challenge.
  • A new partnership between TekVet and IBM provides nearly real-time dairy herd health monitoring.
  • World Dairy Expo's
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