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May 13, 2013

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information To Help Your Operations