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February 24, 2015

Why do pre-weaned calves get sick?

Dr. Michael Ballou, Texas Tech University, opens by addressing why pre-weaned calves get sick and then digs into how nutrition influences immunity of calves. Dr. Ballou shares that data indicates that post-weaned health is improved among calves that were previously fed a higher plane of milk replacer.

Dietary strategies to improve calf health - Dr. Michael Ballou, Texas Tech University, from the 2015 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium, February 2 - 4, 2015, Gainesville, FL, USA.

September 7, 2014

Over 140 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture communication people gained insight and inspiration from the keynotes and their peers while in Austin, TX for the Cultivate & Connect conference.

The AgChat Foundation's 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference was held in Austin, TX, August 21 and 22, with over 140 farmers, ranchers, and ag communications professionals attending from the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The resounding theme of the event was to learn more about how digital and social media can assist with cultivating open-minded conversation with consumers while connecting them to agriculture's story.

May 21, 2013

There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. What are some of the details?

Texas State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, gives the Texas State Animal Disease Traceability update. There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. Dr. Schwartz recommends that the traceability rules should be reviewed in a year.

April 15, 2012

Dr. Anderson slices and dices regulations and offers his view on what the costs of excess regulation do to the agriculture supply chain.

Supply Chain and Economic Effects of Regulations - Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.