health & disease

2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

2012 NIAA Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation 2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting, March 26 - 29, 2012, Denver, CO, USA. Producers, regulators, industry and NGO representatives gathered to go deep on everything from animal identification to disease management and increasing costs. Participants said it was the best NIAA conference yet!

Dr. Aaron Scott - Advantages of Probability-Based Approaches to Animal Disease Surveillance


Advantages of Probability-Based Approaches to Animal Disease Surveillance - Dr. Aaron Scott, Center Director, USDA/APHIS/VS/CEAH, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Burke Healey - USDA Update on Emergency Response Capabilities


USDA Update on Emergency Response Capabilities and Outlook on How Preparedness Will Advance with Partnership Between State, Federal, Academic & Industry - Dr. Burke Healey, Associate Regional Director of the Western Region, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

John Picanso - USDA’s eICVI and Other Traceability Systems


USDA’s eICVI and Other Traceability Systems - John Picanso, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

DairyCast update for April 12, 2012, Is Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility Nutritious and Affordable?

Updates from the Midwest Dairy Conference have information that might change the way you look at your operations. Dairy Manager Stephen Fenderhoff discussed take-aways that can increase his efficiency and profitability. Also this week, Jon van Koy of Nature's Farm overviews the unique nutrition program his company employs and why it appeals to consumers.

DairyCast Update for March 29, 2012, Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington?


Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington - Congressman Frank Lucas, House Ag Committee Chair, updated a livestock group on the current climate in Washington, D.C. and offered his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen [audio].
  2. Audio: Claudia, The High-Tech Cow, Drives Opportunities and Revenue - The dairy industry is different. The reality is that set milk and feed prices are a thing of the past and many dairy operations need to approach revenue with a new look.

2012 Midwest Dairy Conference

2012 Midwest Dairy Conference 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference focused on forage fundamentals and management best practices. Presentations included retired extension specialist David Fischer's comments on "Managing for Optimum Forage Quality" and JBS United's Joel Vasquez work on the use of Rumensin in controlled energy diets during the dry period.

Joel Vasquez - The Effects of Using Rumensin in a Controlled-Energy Diet During the Dry Period


The Effects of Using Rumensin in a Controlled-Energy Diet During the Dry Period - Joel Vasquez, JBS United Dairy Nutritionist, from the 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference, March 6, 2012, Lansing, Michigan, USA and March 7, 2012, Sauder Village-Archbold, Ohio, USA.

David Fischer - Managing for Optimum Forage Quality


Managing for Optimum Forage Quality - David Fischer, University of Illinois Extension Dairy Director (retired), from the 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference, March 6, 2012, Lansing, Michigan, USA and March 7, 2012, Sauder Village-Archbold, Ohio, USA.

DairyCast 0447 - Bovine Tuberculosis In Your Area? What's Next?

DairyCast 0447 Show Notes:
  • Mike Leffler, JBS United Nutritionist, shares an update on Bovine Tuberculosis. Not so much what it is and what to do after the depopulation and repopulation (depop-repop), but how to rebuild trust in the safety of the product. Good steps taken by these producers.
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