Animal Nutrition & Health
A presidential poultry pardon
Two lucky turkeys get a free presidential pass every Thanksgiving thanks to this time-honored tradition....More Info
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou: The global rise of CRISPR
The global population is growing at a rate that will outpace our food supply. How do we feed the world without exhausting its resources? CRISPR has proven to be a sustainable solution, but will regulations and public perception allow science to unleash this powerful tool? To answer these questions and more, we went straight to the source: Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, whose groundbreaking CRISPR researc...
Select-a-bull: Inside Ireland’s cattle-breeding database
What if all the key players in the beef cattle chain, from breeders to market, could consult one comprehensive database for information on every animal? What if farmers could search for stock bulls, weight records and ancestry? The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation is making it possible. Martin Ryan serves on the board of ICBF and gives us an inside look at this game-changing system....
Jack Rodenburg: Quiet revolution: How robotics change the dairy dynamic
Often characterized as averse to innovation, agriculture was actually one of the first major industries to adopt technology to boost productivity, particularly in dairy production. So where is technology driving dairy today? Jack Rodenburg works closely with farmers to design the very barns built to accommodate robotic milking. He joins us to discuss how modern technology is changing the dairy man...