DairyCast update for January 12, 2010, Is modern cattle production better for the environment?

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2010 will be extremely prosperous and successful for you. We at DairyCast resolve to continue to bring you the information and solutions you need to enhance your profitability. Let me know how we can help you on a daily basis by sending me a note.

We are excited to share a three part series with you focusing on the environmental impact of raising cows with Alex Avery of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute. Join our conversation to see how you can better tell your story to the public.

Make plans today to join us in San Antonio for the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, January 27-30. It is sure to be a fun and educational experience. Given the cool weather and snow that is piling up outside, San Antonio sure sounds nice.

DairyCast® Conversations

Is modern cattle production better for the environment?

MP3 fileAlex Avery, Director of Research and Education for the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute, addresses the question "Is modern cattle production better for the environment?" This is a three part audio series: Part 1, part 2, and part 3.

What's behind the raw milk revolution?

MP3 fileGary Digiuseppe, Maumelle, Arkansas, helps to shed some light on the raw milk revolution in his conversation with David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.

Agchat: Agriculture discussions on Social Media channels

Twitter discussionsClimate Change discussion.

Twitter discussionsAg and farm related issues discussion.

DairyCast® Headliners

Don Tyler, New Year--New Attitudes

Link to blogAs we replace the wall calendar and the doodle sheet that covers our desktop, it is a good time to review procedures, policies and priorities. This is the time of year that our employees seem to be the most open to new ideas—and the most accepting of change. To maximize this opportunity, many operations schedule company-wide meetings to communicate with all the employees and provide a forum for feedback and discussion.

Dr. Terry Etherton

Link to blogBig Concerns Regarding the PEW Report on Industrial Farm Animal Production The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) has analyzed the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production’s report Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) response to the report. After a review by FASS’ Scientific Advisory Committees, FASS agrees with AVMA that there are significant flaws in the Pew Report.

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