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Dr. Brian Lubbers: The future of antibiotic use in cattle

As consumer demand for antibiotic-free beef increases, we must consider the possibility of a future without antibiotics. What role does nutrition play in responsible antibiotic use and efficacy? Should we be more concerned about…

David Cleary: Deforestation and habitat loss in the Amazon and beyond

David Cleary, director of global agriculture at The Nature Conservancy, discusses the institution's three main sustainability goals: to reduce deforestation, increase soil health and promote water conservation. Learn what these three goals…

How to solve the greatest challenge in the feed industry

Food production is required to almost double to meet the needs of the world population and the global demand for protein, putting pressure on the livestock sector to maximize output while reducing the usage of resources. This will make…

Robynne Anderson: Changing agricultural policy on a global scale

As climate change becomes a larger issue, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and finding ways to sequester carbon in farm and food production is more important than ever. Robynne Anderson discusses her experience providing businesses with…

Caring for calf scours

Dr. Shelby Roberts: Caring for calf scours

Calf scours is responsible for about 61% of all sickness in cattle and can affect farmers' profitability. How can farmers improve the health of their calves? Dr. Shelby Roberts, researcher at Alltech, shares what causes this common disease…

Alltech and Alimetrics collaborate on in vitro tool for estimating ruminal protein degradability

Meeting the protein requirements and improving nitrogen efficiency in cows under different physiological conditions can become more precise with the use of this additi

Dr. Taro Takahashi: Soil health, beef production and our carbon footprint

How can better soil health and more efficient beef production reduce our carbon footprint? Dr. Taro Takahashi, research scientist at Rothamsted Research, discusses organic vs. inorganic fertilizers, proposed meat taxes and agriculture's…

How to treat BRD profitably

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the feedlot cattle industry's biggest disease problem and many wonder how best to treat their beef cattle profitably. Dependent on a number of factors such as treatment costs and decrease productivity,…

Five signs of foot rot and how you can stop it

It's estimated that close to 75% of all diagnosed lameness in cattle is attributed to foot rot. Learn how you can protect your herd's hooves from being affected by the bacteria that causes foot rot.