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PoultryCast 0252, Battling Poultry Pathogens With Drinking Water

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  • T. J. Clark, University of Arkansas, presents interesting research on how treating drinking water will impact salmonella counts in live birds. From the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Consumer Food Trendspotting

The Institute of Food Technologists combines new information from the U.S. Census with consumer purchasing habits and retail rends to provide a detailed report on the American Family's eating habits.

Families with children comprise an influential segment of the U.S. population, and understanding their cooking patterns, health concerns, and dining out preferences is critical to effectively targeting them.

Of note are the two charts depicting U.S. household types by age of householder (image) and % of mothers making a strong effort to limit their child’s consumption of specific substances (image).

PoultryCast 0251, Mycotoxin Binder Research - Do They Work For You?

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  • Jessica Nixon, Poultry Science graduate student at North Carolina State University, shares her research on effectiveness of the mycotoxin binding solutions currently on the market.  While some producers have better luck with some products than others, Jessica's research shows a definate feed efficiency response.

How Are Transportation and Disease Linked?

Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Iowa State University, shares historical vignettes that highlight how transportation and disease have always been linked. Understanding this connection can help those in agriculture identify and eradicate animal diseases. From the 2010 International PRRS Symposium, December 3 - 4, 2010, Chicago, IL, USA.

PoultryCast update for November 24, 2010, FoodThanks

Sometimes the simplest expression of gratitude are the most profound. This Thanksgiving season, we encourage you to use social media to show just how thankful you are for the food we enjoy every day. In doing so, we will also be thanking those many people and industries who bring food to our tables.

Ways to share? Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are some starting points.

Dr. John Foley - How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet?


How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? - Dr. John Foley - University of Minnesota , Institute of the Environment, from the Leman Pork Conference, September 18-21, 2010, RiverCentre, St Paul, MN, USA.

What's That Smell? Biofilter To Reduce Odor

What is that smell?

Ted Funk, a University of Illinois Extension agricultural engineer with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), and Matt Robert, an ABE research engineer, constructed two biofilters on the ABE research farm to reduce odor emissions by up to 90%.

"The new design uses 30-inch concrete silo staves that fit together like puzzle pieces," said Robert.

The biofilters media is expected to last between three and five years and cost about dollar per cubic foot per minute (cfm) of air handled.

"Reducing odor and being a good neighbor sound good until it comes to the pocketbook," said Funk. "Biofiltration has been around a long time in other industries, but it's never been brought down to a cost that the livestock industry can handle."

PoultryCast update for May 20, 2010, Algae-Based Water Filtration Captures Important Nutrients

A quick note: The Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference 2010 takes place May 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The valuable educational program kicks off on Wednesday the 26th with early presentations like Advances in Environmental Nutrition by Dr. Park Waldroup and Early Broiler Responses to Dietary Amino Acids by Dr.

PoultryCast 0224, Algae-Based Water Filtration Captures Important Nutrients

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