animal welfare

Forage and Hay Options

forage and hay
Forage / hay quality and availability is tight this year. Many operations are facing tough decisions on acquiring feed options. If you are faced with using lower quality forage or hay, this post will help in identifying the quality and storage options for fall and winter.
The quality of the hay will vary greatly, depending on the time of year, maturity and weather conditions when the hay was made in addition to how it is stored. While we encourage forage testing as the only real way of knowing the feed value of your hay, very few farmers are following through with this practice.

Tom Carlson - Protecting & Growing Agriculture Amidst the Activist Conflict


Protecting & Growing Agriculture Amidst the Activist Conflict - Tom Carlson, Nebraska State Senate, Chairman, Agriculture Committee, from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

James Zehringer - Protecting & Growing Agriculture Amidst the Activist Conflict


Protecting & Growing Agriculture Amidst the Activist Conflict - James Zehringer, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture, from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

What Tactics Are Used By HSUS and PETA

Activist Web Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance, shares what tactics are utilized by HSUS, PETA, and other organizations to tell a story against animal agriculture and why it is important for agri-professionals to understand those tactics. From the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

Charlie Arnot - How American Consumers View American Production Practices


How American Consumers View American Production Practices - Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Who Will Be At The Animal Ag Stakeholders Summit?

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance will host its tenth annual Stakeholders Summit May 5-6, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit will bring together food and farm industry leaders to reflect on the challenges of the past decade and new opportunities to strengthen agriculture advocacy efforts in the future. Jason Shoultz, Senator Tom Carlson, Frank Luntz, Andy Dietrick, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, and Teresa Platt are some of the key speakers at the Summit.

BeefCast update for June 11, 2010, So You Think You Have A Tough Day?

After a trip to Chicago earlier this week, I am reminded once again how great the distance is between consumers and the farm. While the mileage from downtown Chicago to the nearest farm may not be long, the distance in understanding of consumers and food production is continually growing.

We need to establish education as one of our top priorities and work diligently to close this education gap that exists today. So I challenge each of us to do a little more to help consumers better understand our story of producing their food.
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