PoultryCast Update for June 11, 2012, What About Antimicrobials in Poultry?

If you find the conversation frustrating when your guests use subjective, emotional arguments, the most recent post at PoultryCast could offer insight. Shawn Lawrence Otto is an author, filmmaker, political strategist, speaker, science advocate, and screenwriter and co-producer of the movie House of Sand and Fog. He was also keynote speaker at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit, sharing thoughts on the dissonance between consumer perception and science reality. Curious on how to deal with that gap? He offers suggestions to better understand the soft side of that argument and win the day.

Dr. Hector Cervantes - Antimicrobial Use In Poultry Production

Antimicrobial Use In Poultry Production - Dr. Hector Cervantes, Senior Manager for Poultry Technical Services, Phibro Animal Health, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Christine Hoang - Antimicrobials in Poultry

Antimicrobials in Poultry - Dr. Christine Hoang, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Egg Marketing Trends

Specialty Egg Marketing Responds To Consumer Interests
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Ms. Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Coordinator with Hidden Villa Ranch, shares consumer perspective on specialty egg segments and where the market is headed.

PoultryCast Update for May 24, 2012, Housing Systems Impact on Welfare And Production

The Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference is in Indianapolis this week, with attendance over past years. We'll share a couple of interesting pieces from that event held in conjunction with the DSM Nutritional Products Technical Symposium. From the symposium, a good specialty egg marketing presentation by Ms. Brandy Gamoning of Hidden Villa Ranch looks at the potential for growth in the segment and where the interest is. She provides great thoughts on the consumer perspective as well [audio]. Also a conversation re: housing impact on egg quality and food safety with Dr. Tony Pescatore, University of Kentucky extension specialist, highlights issues growers need to watch when considering major housing change and investment [audio].

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 Update for May 14, 2011, Can You Build Retailer-Producer Relationships?

PoultryCast offers a great update on the Farm Bill discussion, with focus on legislation that impacts animal agriculture. Staffers expect possible floor debates on animal welfare concerns following the United Egg Producer - HSUS agreement [see Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, presentation video]. Washington watchers seem evenly split on the chance of getting a new Farm Bill out the other end before the end of the year. Another presentation just added to the PoultryCast episode list (which just passed 300) are comments helpful to building a better relationship with retailers and consumers. The expert on deck is Greg Ferrara, VP of Public Affairs for the National Grocers Association [audio].

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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