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2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: The US Political Arena

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DairyCast 0146 for April 1 2008

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  •  What will the current proposed consolidation in our nation's packing industry mean to dairy producers?
  • Dr. Dennis DiPietre, livestock economist and headliner, offers some very interesting and unique insights into the current economic situation and its impact on the livestock industry
  • What effect can vitamin E have on the immunity of your cows and calves?

DairyCast 0141 for March 14 2008

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  • The latest research on silage specific and brown mid-rib hybrids shows that the multi-generation investment is yielding tremendous reults for dairy producers
  • How does traceability work in a voluntary animal identification system?  And does it pay?
  • Is it worth it to keep some dairy steers around to feed out? Let's look at the costs and benefits to determine if the idea makes sense for you.

DairyCast 0064 for June 1 2007

 

DairyCast 0064 Show Notes:
  • Link to leadership article
  • High milk prices accompanied by higher costs
  • National Milk Producer's concerned about re-opening Canadian border
  • Tax provisions which accompanied the war funding bill that will affect you

DairyCast 0061 for May 22 2007

DairyCast 0061 Show Notes:

  • Managing heifers for maximum profitability and productivity
  • Update from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association
  • Genex' Hap Allen shares what they're learning and where they're going through sexed semen technology

 

DairyCast 0060 for May 18 2007

DairyCast 0060 Show Notes:

  • Hay conditions update
  • Talking team management with Sarah Fogleman from Kansas State and Mark Greenwood with AgStar Financial Services
  • Economist Abner Womack from the University of Missouri talking about ethanol's impact on feed prices
  • USDA's Gary Crawford and alternatives for ethanol feedstocks

DairyCast 0058 for May 11 2007

DairyCast 0058 Show Notes:

  • Experiments on mice indicate that BSE in cattle aged 21 and 23 months old not contagious
  • Iowa State Professor looks at nutrition impact on protein products
  • Transgenic animals with BioSidus' Dr. Carlos Melo
  • Economist certain biotechnology acceptance will come in the next decade
  • Alfalfa genetics

DairyCast 0046 for March 27 2007

DairyCast 0046 Show Notes:
  • Additional freight cars on order as railways prepare for more corn than ever
  • Potential for U.S.-Brazil ethanol agreement, dare we call it a 'corntel'?
  • Farm Futures analyst tells Commodity Classic crowd how it is with biofuels impact on markets
  • Mycotoxins in forage an issue if not tested and handled properly

DairyCast 0045 for March 23 2007

DairyCast 0045 Show Notes:
  • Exports supporting milk markets.
  • Mary Ledman of Keough Ledman says future of the industry bright.
  • Dairy Farmers of America meeting in Kansas City. Cindy Zimmerman talks with chairman Tom Camerlo.

DairyCast 0033 February 9 2007

DairyCast 0033 Show Notes:
  • 10 minute e. Coli test under development at Drexel University
  • Canadian BSE update from U.S.D.A.
  • Dr. Geoffrey Zanton at work on reducing dairy heifer manure output through use of concentrates.
  • New company unveiled at World Ag Expo seeks to monetize dairy manure through methane and carbon credits with cash back to producers.
  • OptiBrand takes livestock traceability to a new level
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