Jul 18

Connecting Farmers with Farmers

Connecting Farmers with Farmers

When a problem arises on the farm, there is a good chance that someone in the world has already faced that same challenge. With the world becoming more and more global, the opportunity for farmers to share and learn from one another has grown immensely. When a disease hits animal production in one country, they can often look to another country to see how they overcome that challenge. Many countries are attempting to model their production after other countries with successful methods. 

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Jun 06

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?
As a meat producer and a mom, I hear a lot of information about animal agriculture and the environment. Some groups claim that meat production is one of the main driving forces hurting the environment. They claim that we need to go ‘back to the start’ in food production, insinuating that we should go back to producing food the way we did decades ago.

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Jun 04

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs
This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions.

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Jun 04

What is the Largest Issue Facing the Cattle Industry?

What is the Largest Issue Facing the Cattle Industry?
While at the Symposium, I had the opportunity to speak with Alex Evans, a reproductive physiologist from University College Dublin. Alex shared his thoughts about the biggest issues facing the cattle industry along with his recent research in maternal nutrition. Play the video to see what he has to say.

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