The Farm Whisperer ~ Be Intentional With Your Future

Jamie Johansen

The legacy of the family farm or ranch is sacred. However, the preservation of that legacy is something few families like to talk about. During the Young Beef Leaders (YBL) session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Caterpillar, Inc. sponsored a speaker to get the converstation started. Dave Specht, author of The Farm Whisperer, has a …

The Story of Pretelt Gourmet Meats

Jamie Johansen

Last week while attending the U.S. Soybean Export Federation’s Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama we took a quick detour from fish and visited a local steakhouse for dinner. As you walked into Pretelt Gourmet Meats you might have guessed you were stepping into a wild west saloon or an old school butcher shop. If the decor didn’t get …

Anaplasmosis Treatment in Beef Cattle Under VFD

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued …

BLM Talks Wild Horse Management

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast we hear from Dean Bolstad, Division Chief of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Division of Wild Horses and Burros. Dean provides an overview of the ways BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program works to protect and maximize the welfare of our nation’s wild horses and burros and discusses some negative rumors about the program that …

Protect the Harvest – Protecting Animal Ag

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, Jamie Johansen talked with Brian Klippenstein, Executive Director of Protect the Harvest, during NAFB’s Trade Talk about a controversial animal rights proposal that passed in Massachusetts, Oklahoma’s defeated Right to Farm legislation and how the animal agriculture community will fair with new Administration. The proposal, which was spearheaded by the Humane Society of the United States …

AnimalAgCast Talks #TeamBeef’s Relay Conversations

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, we hear from Ryan Goodman, a Business Development Manager for AgriClear, as well as a prominent social media influencer and the producer of Agriculture Proud, a popular agricultural advocacy blog. Ryan, along with several other members of Team Beef’s Montana Running Ranchers, recently completed Reebok’s Ragnar Hawaii, a 200 mile relay race through the mountains of …

Dairy Goes Solar On Latest AnimalAgCast

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, I was fortunate to speak with Peter Gallo, a third-generation farmer and cheesemaker at Joseph Gallo Farms, a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The operation has been a pioneer in sustainable farming practices and recently made headlines following the decision to install a new 2 megawatt (MW) solar array to supply renewable …

AnimalAgCast Featuring WI Secretary of Ag

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s AnimalAgCast comes from the 2016 World Dairy Expo, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week in Madison, Wisconsin. Ben Brancel, Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, sat down with AgWired’s Lizzy Schultz to discuss several current issues facing Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry. In this week’s podcast Secretary Brancel highlighted dairy prices, which remain low worldwide, the impact recent flooding has …

AnimalAgCast Talks Pork Board’s Antibiotic Initiatives

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, Lizzy Schultz sat down with Dr. Dave Pyburn, Vice President of Science and Technology for the National Pork Board, to discuss the organization’s ongoing commitment to antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotics have become a major point of interest in the livestock industry following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to enact Guidance for Industry #209 and #213, …

AnimalAgCast Talks Global Aquaculture Growth

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, Jamie Johansen sat down with Sebastian Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, to talk about the role that soy protein is playing in the formulation of aquatic feeds as the industry of aquaculture continues to explode globally as an agricultural production system. “Aquaculture is the largest …