DairyCast Update for October 6, 2011, Is The 'Dairy Security Act Of 2011' Best For Industry?

On the road again!  The dairy world is turned towards Madison, Wisconsin and the annual World Dairy Expo.  DairyCast is cruising the tradeshow and seminars to see what's new and what's not.

A few more conferences to note in quick succession: Food System Summit program October 25-26 in Chicago; and National Institute For Animal Agriculture's Antibiotic Use In Food Animals Conference, October 26-27 in Chicago.

A recent DairyCast episode featured USDA/ARS research on the use of tannin to stymie bacteria growth and gas emissions.  Dr. Terry Whitehead, microbiologist, reports good success in cutting odor issues in lagoons.
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Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Producer Meets Consumer At CFI's Food System Summit The Center for Food Integrity's Charlie Arnot overviews the Food System Summit program October 25-26 in Chicago.
  • Audio: Can Tannins Tame Odor Producing Bacteria Emissions? USDA Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Terry Whitehead is using tannins to cut back manure sourced emissions in his research. His thought process stems from his ruminant background and the impact eating leaves has on digestion.
  • Audio: Is The 'Dairy Security Act Of 2011' Best For Industry? - The National Milk Producers Federation is fully supporting H.R. 3062, titled "The Dairy Security Act of 2011".  NMPF CEO Jerry Kozak explained the legislation and background on this important initiative to reporters.
  • College Aggies Online is Back! - College Aggies Online is an initiative of the Animal Agriculture Alliance to connect college students from across the country who are interested in promoting agriculture. Participants receive training and instructions from industry professionals and enjoy access to a private forum to post information about current and emerging issues facing farmers and ranchers.

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