DairyCast update for December 1, 2009, How are dairy checkoff dollars working for you?

Hopefully you enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving with friends, family and plenty of dairy products. We are continually thankful for each of you actively helping to grow DairyCast. We always enjoy your feedback to help us provide you with the information and solutions you need to succeed. Let us know what’s on your mind today by sending me a note to Feedback@DairyCast.com.

FYI, Elanco Animal Health released the new, higher concentration of Rumensin. Listen in as Dr. Chel Moore, PhD and Technical Consultant for Elanco, explains the details you should know.

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  • Link to blogCap-and-trade bill: What’s in it for me?: by Meggie Foster. "While President Obama is expected to focus on challenges in Afghanistan and a hefty new health care bill, many in the farm community are growingly concerned about the future of cap-and-trade legislation, and its implications for farmers. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist and environmental policy guru Madhu Khanna, there are both positive and negative consequences for American farmers in a climate bill that would define the nation’s first-ever mandatory limit on heat-trapping gases, in an effort to slow-down global warming effects".
DairyCast® Conference Connection

Stay connected to industry conferences. 2010 (aka twenty-ten) will no longer belong to science fiction! While the end of year Holidays have yet to happen, planning for the first part of twenty-ten is wrapping up. Here is a short list of events to keep an eye on.
  • AFBF 91st Annual Meeting Jan. 10-13, 2010 Seattle, WA. Interested In Attending the AFBF 91st Annual Meeting? Members must register through their state Farm Bureau office to attend the AFBF annual meeting. Many state Farm Bureaus offer group travel arrangements. If you’re not sure who to contact, find your state Farm Bureau.
  • AG CONNECT Expo 2010 Jan. 13-15, 2010, Orlando, FL. Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe. Registration and event details available.
  • Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show Jan. 27-30, 2010, San Antonio, TX. "Its a good opportunity to interact with members of the livestock industry and to become more informed on a variety of topics of interest."

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