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Dr. Stephen Koontz, Colorado State University, talks about the economics of the fed cattle markets and the issues with thinning cash trade. Dr. Koontz's key take aways: "Free markets are not free": markets require and consume resources and are expensive.

Dr. Koontz suggested that producers need to make market function & survival the result of an industry-level decision & not something that "just happens".

Colorado State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, provides an update on the State of Colorado animal disease traceability system. Dr. Roehr mentions that Colorado needs better traceability and improved program disease management and that electronic tools and flexibility must be applied where it makes sense. The end goal is to help producers.

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Air Emissions and Livestock Production - Cyrstal Warner, Colorado State University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) Outbreak: 2011 National Cutting Event – Lessons Learned - Dr. Jerry Black, Director, Colorado State University Equine Sciences Program, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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State Animal Health Official Perspective on the Use of eICVIs - Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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