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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
The American Veterinary Medical Association is working to limit losses in the antimicrobial area of the animal health toolbox, as Dr. Christine Hoang notes in the brief segment from the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting.
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.
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.
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.