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May 13, 2013

How do diagnostic labs help poultry farmers?

The Role of the Diagnostic Laboratory in the Poultry Industry - Dr. Joel Cline, Laboratory Director, J.B.Taylor Diagnostic Lab, Elba, AL, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 13, 2013

Are you up to date on the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)?

What Regulatory Programs Mean to the Poultry Industry - Dr. Suzanne Young Dougherty, Director of Veterinary Services, Keystone Foods, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 10, 2013

What types of systems are needed for social sustainability egg production?

Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply Research - Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair, Dept of Animal Sciences, Michigan State University, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair, Dept of Animal Sciences, Michigan State University, details the systems of production for eggs, with the focus on social sustainability. The research Dr. Swanson shares points out the structures and systems that would address the concerns consumers have with egg production: bird space, habitat, and living.

June 14, 2012

If you find the conversation frustrating when your guests use subjective, emotional arguments, the most recent post at PoultryCast.com could offer insight. Shawn Lawrence Otto, author, filmmaker, political strategist, speaker, science advocate, and screenwriter and co-producer of the movie House of Sand and Fog, shares thoughts on the dissonance between consumer perception and science reality.

If you find the conversation frustrating when your guests use subjective, emotional arguments, the most recent post at PoultryCast could offer insight. Shawn Lawrence Otto is an author, filmmaker, political strategist, speaker, science advocate, and screenwriter and co-producer of the movie House of Sand and Fog.

May 29, 2012

How are antimicrobials in poultry developing as an approach? Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, provides details on antimicrobial use in poultry, the food safety oversights, and what producers need to be aware of in day to day production.

Antimicrobials in Poultry - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 29, 2012

How does antimicrobial use in poultry production work? Dr. Hector Cervantes, Senior Manager for Poultry Technical Services, Phibro Animal Health, shares how subtherapeutic levels are used to prevent subclinical diseases to maintain enteric health. Dr. Cervantes contrasts this with therapeutic levels to treat and control diseases like necrotic enteritis or systemic E. Coli infections.

Antimicrobial Use In Poultry Production - Dr. Hector Cervantes, Senior Manager for Poultry Technical Services, Phibro Animal Health, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 29, 2012

What are some of the food safety rules related to the FDA Egg Safety Rule? Gene Gregory provides history of the rules and how they have evolved.

FDA Egg Safety Rule: Impact Upon Egg Farmers and United Egg Producers (UEP) 5-Star Egg Safety Program - Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Update: This presentation has been removed at the presenter's request.

April 16, 2012

Now that United Egg Producers (UEP) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have an agreement, what does that agreement mean to the industry? The UEP decided to change the game from "So long as they [HSUS] set the agenda, you lose" to "we decided to see if we could set the agenda".

United Egg Producers (UEP) and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Jointly Seeking Federal Legislation for National Hen Housing Standards - Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Update: This presentation has been removed at the presenter's request.

April 13, 2012

How is the US EPA not helping agriculture and what are scarce resources for advancing animal agriculture?

It is no surprise the Environmental Protection Agency has recently had a decidedly retro-agriculture perspective. The range and extent of the actions being taken by the EPA is unprecedented. In the closing session of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's annual meeting, Illinois farmer and attorney Gary Baise shared his concerns with these policies and the impact on agriculture.

March 1, 2012


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February 16, 2012

Is there a link?

DDG and necrotic enteritis

Audio via PoultryCast.com
February 16, 2012

Where is economy going for ag?

The ethanol industry points to millions of tons of DDGs returning to the livestock industry to replace corn turned to fuel. We've found some downside to that argument with changes in fat appearance and oil content. The pork industry struggles with bacons they can't slice and that fail their 'flop' test for firmness. Auburn's Dr.

February 15, 2012

What do you need to keep chickens health during transport?

Poultry Transport Air Quality

Audio via PoultryCast.com

Dr. Malcomb Mitchell, Scottish Ag College, talks about transportation configurations which ensure animal comfort, harvest quality, and tunnel ventilating your transport.

February 2, 2012

How is the air affected by animal transportion?

Dr. Malcomb Mitchell, Scottish Ag College, provides good information during the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta. He says comfortable air flows can be observed in truckloads of shavings. Where do they blow and how does that apply to animal transportation?

January 25, 2012

How will the meat and poultry markets fare in 2012?

Jan 2012 Meyer Swine Economics

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, provided an update on the state of the meat and poultry markets. His main take away is that the demand continued to struggle late 2011.

The bad news is that these "annual" numbers for 2011 have been getting worse and worse as the year has progressed.

Steve reminds us that the indexes only describe how demand is changing, not why a change is occurring. He believes consumer incomes and spending was the major negative force in the domestic market in 2011.

Charts below from Paragon Economics, using USDA data.

January 25, 2012

How will the meat and poultry markets fare in 2012?

Jan 2012 Meyer Swine Economics

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, provided an update on the state of the meat and poultry markets. His main take away is that the demand continued to struggle late 2011.

The bad news is that these "annual" numbers for 2011 have been getting worse and worse as the year has progressed.

Steve reminds us that the indexes only describe how demand is changing, not why a change is occurring. He believes consumer incomes and spending was the major negative force in the domestic market in 2011.

Charts below from Paragon Economics, using USDA data.

January 23, 2012

How do chicken farms approach biosecurity and what are the impacts?

Ontario (Canada) chicken farmers follow strict guidelines to protect their birds from diseases and to ensure that the food they produce is safe. Produced by Agricultural Communication students at the University of Guelph.

January 20, 2012

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