PoultryCast 0304, How Can I Win With Science When The Debate Is Based On Emotion?

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  • From the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit, author and science advocate Shawn Otto outlines the challenges in talking science to an uninformed public.  He also includes 'how to's' on arguing successfully for science. 
  • Link to 2012 Animal Ag Alliance Summit videos

PoultryCast 0303, Specialty Egg Marketing Responds To Consumer Interests

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  • From the DSM Nutritional Products Technical Symposium at the Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference, Ms. Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Coordinator with Hidden Villa Ranch shares consumer perspective on specialty egg segments and where the market is headed. 

PoultryCast 0302, The Welfare And Production Impact Of Various Housing Systems

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  • At the recent Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference, Dr. Tony Pescatore, University of Kentucky extension specialist, presented on the "Impact of Housing on Poultry Well-being, Egg Quality and Safety." We discussed his presentation outside the meeting hall. His warning... Watch the opportunities for bias in research on 'best housing alternatives'.

PoultryCast 0301, National Grocers Association Weighs In On Retailer-Producer Relationship

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  • In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two.  We've got to respond in minutes!"  National Grocers Association VP of Public Affairs offers this insight in today's social media world as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. 

PoultryCast 0300, Tracking The Elusive Farm Bill Negotiations

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  • This breakdown of the current status of livestock provisions in the Farm Bill discussion is specially pertinent. Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, provide the highlights.  The Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators and media.

PoultryCast 0299 - How Will The Antimicrobial Regulation Revisions Affect Poultry?

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PoultryCast 0298, I'm From The EPA... And I'm Here To Help... Not

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PoultryCast 0297, Why Is Washington Gridlocked And How Will The Farm Bill Be Affected?

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  • House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen.  Please pass this one to others in your organization. 

PoultryCast 0296, Are Feed Prices Finally Settling Down?

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  • The moment we've been waiting for may finally be approaching.  Less pressure from ethanol demand, Catch up inventories with trend-line yields.  Bottom line - prices moderating albeit at higher levels than we'd like.  Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.

PoultryCast 0295, Feeding Granulated Sulfur To Control Mites?

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  • Auburn University's Dr. Wallace Berry shared research at the International Poultry Scientific Forum which shows potential to control mites through feeding granulated sulfur.  However, in an even more promising outcome, the level of ammonia was also impacted.  
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