DairyCast Update for May 11, 2012, Impacts to Regulating Animal Agriculture?
Posted: May 11, 2012 by DairyCast Update
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- Audio: Are There Impacts to Regulating Animal Agriculture? - Modern animal ag has become a math problem: reduced land use, more people, more food consumption, less water, and transit costs changing. Add in the need to be global and the need to understand animal welfare and the idea of raising livestock become more complex. Dr. Anthony Frank, DVM, President, Colorado State University, suggests farmers and ranchers need to avoid the trap question "Do you want safe food or affordable food?" and that the real answer is to provide both and turn back to the dialog within the middle ground [audio].
- Video: Do Producers and Consumers Absorb Regulation Costs? - Dr. André Williamson, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Agralytica, asks "What are some of the economics of regulation to animal agriculture?". He presented an economic study that reviewed multiple animal agriculture industries, their regulation, and the costs that changed [video].
- Chat: Grazing Management - Short Twitter chat on the topic of grazing management highlights what some other do through out the year to manage forage/feed for cattle [chat]?
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