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FARM AND DAIRY: Are you farming for the future?

“We have a farm economy that is facing increasing financial challenges and is not going in the direction we think it should or know it can.”  That’s what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told the House Committee on Agriculture May 17.

OHIO'S COUNTRY JOURNAL: Opportunities for more exports strong in China and other emerging economies

A conversation with Mark Lyons, Global Vice President and head of greater China for Alltech who spoke at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Columbus.

FEED NAVIGATOR: Industry consolidation, dairy production offer opportunity in Vietnam

As animal production consolidates in Vietnam, several areas of opportunity including feed production, sustainability efforts and dairy generation are created, says regional expert.

Feedstuffs: Unintentional practices add extra pounds to pets

Unintentionally overfeeding a dog can baffle owners who believe they are doing the right thing.

KENTUCKY LIVING: Better lighting means happier chickens

Mass farming grasshoppers. A sensor that texts a farmer when a cow is about to give birth. And an intricate system that provides “mood lighting” for chickens.

WATTAGNET: Are better taste claims for slower-growing broilers valid?

Proponents of the slower-growing broiler movement claim that the meat product from those chickens has a superior flavor. However, Dr. Eilir Jones, CEO of Poultry Nutrition Limited, questions the validity of those claims.

WATTAGNET: Will we hear of ‘antibiotic-free fish’ soon?

Companies within the poultry industry have done well in promoting their products that were raised without antibiotics, while those who process pork and beef are following suit. But have you ever wondered why one major protein sector has not yet taken the opportunity to market an antibiotic-free product?

AGWEB: 5 Millennial Management Tips

Odds are good you have millennials on your team. You might even be one of them. This demographic claims more than one in three U.S. jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Whether you are managing millennials or you are a millennial leader responsible for guiding a group of employees in day-to-day operations on your farm, generational differences shouldn’t be ignored. To make sure your team is embracing millennials to perform at peak capacity, follow these guidelines as part of your leadership strategy. 

FORAGER MAGAZINE: Are you water wise?

Whether this summer is a dry or wet one, livestock water supply is an important consideration and could be an area for improvement on many farms, as Luke James reports. 

ALL AG NEWS: Agribusiness Report Podcast: Aidan Connolly

2-part series with Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer with Alltech in Lexington, KT on disrupting the disruptors in agriculture. May 29 – Part 1http://www.allagnews.com/archives/15408

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