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What is a future America can hold?

What does the future of America hold? Some good perspective from a recent video series at the Wall Street Journal titled "America: A Portfolio of Ideas" featured several different perspectives and is highly recommended. To give you a feel for what it holds we share this brief audio featuring John Naisbitt (Megatrends) and Gloria Naisbitt on the influence of culture on our trading relationship with China.

Can Poultry Measure Its Carbon Footprint?

Poultry Carbon Footprint
Independent of the belief in global warming, climate change, or carbon footprints, one of the tangible effects is that consumers and the general public are aware of carbon footprints. Consumers can and do influence purchasing decisions and how food products are marketed. In response to these types of consumer questions, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a carbon footprint estimation toolkit for the poultry and egg industries.
The toolkit is an Excel based program used to assist facilities in evaluating their carbon footprint and was developed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements and potential GHG regulatory requirements associated with the Greenhouse Gases Tailoring Rule.
The tool kit is free to members of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and $200 US for all other parties.

What Is Real Time Disease Surveillance?

bioportal disease tracking The UC Davis' Disease BioPortal is a realtime disease surveillance suite that can help researchers understand and track the issues around human and animal disease outbreaks.
The dynamics that foster disease emergence and transmission world-wide continue to expand in complexity and scope, thus creating unprecedented new challenges to solving local, regional, and global problems of animal and human health and to mitigating their social, economic, and political consequences.

Dr. Barbara Brito - Bioportal

Bioportal - Dr. Barbara Brito, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, University of California, Davis, from the 2011 World Pork Expo, June 8-10, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

How Can Policy Makers Learn More About Animal Science?

Animal Frontiers The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), and the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) launched a new print publication at the Joint Association Meeting (JAM) in New Orleans. Animal Frontiers aims to help bring animal science information to a broad audience with concise and focused series four times a year.
Each issue of Animal Frontiers will address a common theme with leading authors in those areas addressing various aspects of the theme. Animal Frontiers is published quarterly with an intended international readership of scientists, politicians, industry leaders and the general public seeking a scientific perspective on issues related to animal agriculture.

Safe, Abundant, and Global Food Supply?

Safe food Global Ag Ted McKinney, Senior Director of Global Affairs, Elanco Animal Health, presents an approach to help extend the conversation about global food production and the acceptance of global agriculture. Details also outlined in Making safe, affordable and abundant food a global reality whitepaper.

PoultryCast update for April 7, 2011, What Does Sustainability Need?

Nanoparticles may provide value in dealing with agricultural air emissions.  Researcher Dr. Bernardo Predicala discusses his specific interest in ammonia suppression but suggests the long-term outlook is positive across a range of contaminants.

PoultryCast 0259, Using Nanoparticles To Eliminate Air Emissions

Download mp3PoultryCast 0259 Show Notes:
  • Nanoparticle research is showing signs of success when used to combat key air contaminants in livestock production as Bruce Cochrane discusses with Dr. Bernardo Predicala.

PoultryCast 0254, Is Litter Stockpiling Your Bacterial Load?

Download mp3PoultryCast 0254 Show Notes:
  • Auburn Grad Student Zachary Williams reports on his research looking at stratification of bacteria in poultry litter at varying depths and locations around your barn.  Interesting presentation from the recent International Poultry Scientific Forum.

PoultryCast 0253, How Does Heat Impact Poultry Diets With DDG's?

Download mp3PoultryCast 0253 Show Notes:
  • Purdue Graduate Research Assistant Mike Banks joins us to overview his presentation at the International Poultry Scientific Forum, "Metabolizable energy content of high protein distillers’ dried grains with or without solubles for laying hens, turkey poults and broiler chicks." (research details)
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