DairyCast Update for August 26, 2011, How Is Your Animal Handling Policy Compliance?

Having trouble locating hay and forage? The #HayTalk Twitter conversation for this week centered on growers in various regions sharing their hay/forage availability and prices.
Also this last week, Temple Grandin's presentation to Agri-professionals highlights that the agriculture industry needs to communicate with the public directly and openly.
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Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: How Do You Ensure Animal Handling Policy Compliance? Colorado State's Dr. Temple Grandin believes handling procedures have improved dramatically over the past decade but harbors concern for the 10% of handlers that shouldn't be near animals.
  • Hay/Forage Availability, Price, and Weather - The #HayTalk Twitter conversation for this week centered on growers in various regions sharing their hay/forage availability and prices. Of course weather played a part in the conversation. Links to hay resources and news included.
  • Audio: What is Pushing Cows To Slaughter? - Drought and forecasts for little rain and high feed prices pressure producers into herd liquidation. Darrell Peel, Oklahoma State livestock economist, shares how and when to move your steers under these conditions.
  • In the Pursuit of Communicating Science - Dr. Terry Etherton emphasizes the need for animal science research communication to be diligent and to persevere even when faced with anecdotal information and science that is not well researched.
  • How can mobile help in ag? - How much time do you spend on your mobile devices? Do you ever scan QR codes to access more info from retailers or suppliers in advertising? Mobile technology was the focus of this recent AgChat conversation.

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