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2011 NIAA Antibiotic Use In Food Animals

2011 NIAA Antibiotic Use In Food Animals 2011 NIAA Antibiotic Use In Food Animals The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture fuels discussion based on few facts and much misinformation. Dispel many of those myths as you review these presentations from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, held October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

DairyCast 0431 - What Are Top Consumer Concerns?

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DairyCast 0427 - Is The 'Dairy Security Act Of 2011' Best For Industry?

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Seven Actions To Prevent Embezzlement in Agribusinesses


Running a business, even in agriculture, requires having a sense of how the operations are working and keeping an eye on potential trouble spots. When money is involved, the opportunity for theft does exist. Having in place controls and process to keep theft away is an important management responsibility.
Unfortunately, embezzlement is not uncommon and is often difficult to detect. Embezzlement is a crime of opportunity and trust. A person who is trusted is placed in a position that allows him or her complete access to the financial data of the business, typically with minimal or no oversight by the supervisor or owner. The best way to prevent embezzlement is to first, be honest yourself in your activities.
Here are 7 actions to take:
  • Assign designated duties.
  • The owner should review reports.
  • Review your bank statement.
  • Know where your money is going.
  • Establish office policies.
  • Watch your overhead numbers.
  • Be a fair, consistent, honest leader.

DairyCast 0424 - How Do You Ensure Animal Handling Policy Compliance?

DairyCast 0424 Show Notes:
  • Colorado State's Dr. Temple Grandin believes handling procedures have improved dramatically over the past decade but harbors concern for the 10% of handlers that shouldn't be near animals.

DairyCast 0422 - What Are Impacts To Ag Financing And The Farm Bill?

DairyCast 0422 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Terry Barr, CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Group, and Ross Anderson, Chief Credit Officer with AgriBank, look at finance and economic questions asked by ag producers.  Do we feed or export grain? Turn it into ethanol? When will the Washington debate turn to the Farm Bill?

Is the US milk supply at risk?


Where does milk come from besides "cows"? This maps shows that 50% of US milk comes from a small number of counties.
If a dairy disease outbreak occurs in relatively few regions in the country, this would have a huge impact on milk production and availability to consumers throughout the country.

Dr. Terry Etherton highlights that these concentrations are a risk from a disease outbreak point of view, and also from bioterrorism point of view.

How Much Food Will Be Needed In 2050?

There have been many articles that compare the population of 2050 and the food requirements needed by that population. Examples include "Making Safe, Abundant Food Supply a Global Reality" and "Food Needs and Population" (additional resources). Dr. Terry Etherton highlights some of the approaches to population estimates and then seeks to translate into the quantity of food that would be needed to feed that 2050 population.
The question emerges, then, of whether there is more accurate approach for estimating projected food needs in 2050?

What is the future of Latinos in agriculture?

Latinos and diamonds Orlando Gil, TCTS Global, shares his thoughts on the future of Latinos in agriculture.
The old story “Acres of Diamonds” told by Russell Conwell in the early 20th century, may ring true today when one considers the growth of the Latino population and our present and future needs for talent in Agriculture.
What does this have to do with Latinos and the present and future needs for talent in Agriculture? Do Latinos represent “acres of diamonds” when it comes to future leadership in Agriculture?

Marcine Moldenhauer - Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade


Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade - Marcine Moldenhauer, Meat Link, LLC, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

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