Podcasts focused on animal nutrition best practices, feed industry trends and offbeat agriculture news relevant to the global animal feed industry.
NPPC focuses on sustainability on world stage
Maria Zieba, vice president of international affairs at the National Pork Producers Council, talks about some of her work representing the U.S. pork industry overseas, and how the industry is focusing on sustainability, among other things.
27/10/2023 • 8 minutes 42 seconds
Effects of China's plan to lower soybean content in feed
Garrett McDonald of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing discusses China's plans to lower soybean content in animal feed produced there.
29/09/2023 • 8 minutes 35 seconds
Fish meal alternatives can improve food security, sustainability
Ida Grong Aursand, senior business developer at SINTEF Ocean, a Norway-based institute that conducts research and innovation related to the ocean environment and aquaculture technologies, talks about new developments in fish meal alternatives and why those innovations are important.
20/09/2023 • 4 minutes 44 seconds
ASF vaccines approved in Vietnam but challenges remain
Megan Niederwerder, associate director at the Swine Health Information Center, talks about developments in the production and distribution of two African swine fever vaccines in Vietnam.
11/09/2023 • 13 minutes 29 seconds
How digital tools can enhance layer performance
Rob Payne, director of poultry nutrition and technical services at Cargill Animal Nutrition in North America, discusses how digital tools such as near-infrared imaging and cloud-based data management can improve layer performance.
21/08/2023 • 10 minutes 11 seconds
Novel enzymes target Clostridium perfringens
Kane Miller, CEO of Axitan, discusses novel antibacterial enzymes known as endolysins, which his company has developed to target Clostridium perfringens and other pathogens.
10/08/2023 • 8 minutes 36 seconds
What are the real risks of mycotoxins?
Professor and food safety expert Rudolf Krska discusses how to balance the risks of toxins in our food with the benefits of a healthy diet.
31/07/2023 • 25 minutes 31 seconds
Active live yeast's role in Salmonella control
Bill Potter, poultry food safety technical adviser at Elanco Animal Health, discusses the potential benefits of using active live yeast cultures in broilers, breeders and layers to reduce the incidence of Salmonella.
20/07/2023 • 14 minutes 20 seconds
How does the feed industry's safety record stack up?
Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), discusses recently released data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) about worker safety in the animal feed manufacturing industry.
10/07/2023 • 7 minutes 31 seconds
Kansas State professor leads global animal health project
Dustin Pendell, a professor in the department of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, was recently named head of the Americas region of the Collaborating Center for the Economics of Animal Health. This is a five-year project supported by the World Organisation for Animal Health, which aims to develop decision-making tools and improve communication on the economic impacts of animal disease, ultimately improving the health of those animals.
30/06/2023 • 22 minutes 7 seconds
How aiming for waste-free protein can boost sustainability
Ismael Roig, president of ADM Animal Nutrition, talks about how feed additives can boost animal performance and sustainability.
31/05/2023 • 15 minutes 35 seconds
What human health findings teach about animal microbiomes
Find out why Chr. Hansen’s Steve Lerner thinks ‘every person and every animal in our care should be on an effective probiotic every day from Day 1.’
15/05/2023 • 18 minutes 51 seconds
What keeps Dr. Cassie Jones up at night?
Cassie Jones, professor and the teaching coordinator at the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, talks about the risks the feed industry could face if African swine fever (ASF) were ever to make its way into the U.S., and what feed facilities should be thinking about now to be better prepared for an outbreak.
28/04/2023 • 20 minutes 20 seconds
How nutritionists can find flexibility amid volatility
Gerardo Santoma of Trouw Nutrition Spain discusses how feed formulators can source alternative ingredients during a prolonged period of price volatility.
31/03/2023 • 15 minutes 12 seconds
Alltech CEO talks animal feed trends, travel, partnerships
Alltech president and CEO, Mark Lyons, discusses regional trends in animal feed production, return to travel, the importance of partnerships in the industry and more.
15/03/2023 • 10 minutes 16 seconds
Feed industry’s future depends on responsible production
Agrifirm CEO Dick Hordijk discusses the importance of a responsible food chain, efforts to reduce deforestation and emissions, and how the industry is coping with fallout from the war in Ukraine.
28/02/2023 • 10 minutes 18 seconds
Innovation, technology to improve on-farm efficiency
Adriano Marcon, president of Cargill Animal Nutrition, talks about nutritional tools and digital solutions that can improve efficiency in animal production.
15/02/2023 • 14 minutes 58 seconds
How nutrition, animal husbandry can boost pig immunity
Erin Bryan, swine nutritionist at Land O'Lakes Purina, discusses pig immunity and how nutrition and animal husbandry can help boost a pig's immune system during challenging periods in its life.
01/02/2023 • 24 minutes 36 seconds
Animal nutrition trends, challenges and opportunities
Cody Swan, commercial director for Kemin's U.S. beef, dairy and equine business, and Marc Hoopingarner, commercial director for Kemin's U.S. swine and poultry business, discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the animal nutrition industry.
13/01/2023 • 21 minutes 41 seconds
What's new in microbiome research?
Chris Chavis, vice president of Animal Nutrition and Health Performance Solutions at DSM, discusses the animal microbiome and new insights into this topic.
14/12/2022 • 7 minutes 3 seconds
What to expect in the feed regulatory space in 2023
Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs at the American Feed Industry Association, discusses the regulatory issues he's watching for 2023 and how they might affect the feed industry.
17/11/2022 • 14 minutes 4 seconds
Virus transmitted to pigs from soybean meal imports
Scott Dee of Pipestone Applied Research discusses a real-life case where a previously naïve swine herd was infected with Senecavirus A through imported feed ingredients.
21/10/2022 • 13 minutes 37 seconds
World's Top Feed Companies: Who made this year's ranking?
Jackie Roembke, editor in chief of WATT Feed brands and Feed Strategy, talks about the animal feed manufacturers that made the cut and how the annual listing is generated.
15/09/2022 • 9 minutes 8 seconds
Egg coating focuses on chick gut health from the start
Microbiologist Gina Sloan of AGRITX, talks about her company's probiotic egg coating product, which she will present at Poultry Tech Summit, October 30-November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
31/08/2022 • 4 minutes 54 seconds
New egg yolk feed additive bolsters chick health
Kim Livingston, nutritional immunologist at Optum Immunity, discusses the science behind Cosabody, a new poultry nutrition product she will present at the 2022 Poultry Tech Summit, held October 30-November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
19/08/2022 • 6 minutes 17 seconds
Feed Technology Center focuses on research, teaching
Fully automated, state-of-the-art feed mill at the University of Illinois gives students hands-on experience.
03/08/2022 • 8 minutes 22 seconds
How research can help insect production scale up
The Center for Environmental Sustainability through Insect Farming aims to advance insect agriculture with high-quality research.
Hannah Tucker, ruminant technical service manager with Novus, explains what's going on with palmitic acid.
15/06/2022 • 8 minutes 12 seconds
Are we closer to a commercial ASF vaccine?
Manuel Borca and Douglas Gladue, research scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, talk about new developments in African swine fever vaccines.
26/05/2022 • 9 minutes 42 seconds
Poultry, feed producers show some optimism for 2022
Jackie Roembke, editor in chief of WATT Feed Brands and Feed Strategy magazine, discusses the results of the 2022 Poultry Nutrition & Feed Survey, conducted each year by WATT Global Media.
28/04/2022 • 13 minutes 18 seconds
Flexibility can help feed mills find, retain employees
Mike Gauss, president of Kent Nutrition Group, discusses challenges and successes in finding and retaining talented workers in today's economy.
12/04/2022 • 11 minutes 56 seconds
MHP’s Ukraine operations continue with help from industry
John Rich, executive chairman of MHP, discusses how the company is distributing food aid and maintaining its business in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
28/03/2022 • 46 minutes 7 seconds
What you need to know about mycotoxin risk in 2022
Trouw Nutrition’s mycotoxin program manager, Swamy Haladi, discusses the global risk for mycotoxins from the company’s 2021 analysis.
28/02/2022 • 17 minutes 13 seconds
Upcycling's role in sustainable animal feed production
Jerry Shurson, animal science professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota discusses the concept of upcycling and how food waste could be used in animal feed.
16/02/2022 • 29 minutes 28 seconds
Is there a new normal in consumer protein-buying trends?
Chris DuBois, senior vice president, Americas protein practice leader at IRI, discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the way consumers buy animal protein products.
03/02/2022 • 9 minutes 41 seconds
Factors that will affect the 2022 corn, soybean outlook
Scott Irwin, the Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, talks about his outlook for the commodity markets this year.
21/01/2022 • 7 minutes 28 seconds
Biomarker analysis adds new layer to mycotoxin monitoring
For years, there have been many testing tools to detect mycotoxins at various levels in crops, feed and raw materials. A new tool from Innovad uses a blood biomarker analysis to determine the mycotoxin risk and exposure to animals and how those mycotoxins affect an animal’s performance and health.
23/11/2021 • 19 minutes 13 seconds
How to prepare for, prevent ASF in the US
Marty Vanier, director of the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University, explains what would happen in the event of an animal disease emergency.
22/10/2021 • 29 minutes 57 seconds
Think differently about transition dairy cows
Iowa State University ruminant nutritionist Lance Baumgard discusses why we need to think differently about the transition period in a dairy cow's life.
01/10/2021 • 9 minutes 19 seconds
Past, present and future of AFIA's Liquid Feed Symposium
As the American Feed Industry Association celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Liquid Feed Symposium, industry veteran Cathy Bandyk, ruminant technical manager for AB Vista, looks back at the early days of the industry and ahead to the future.
09/09/2021 • 7 minutes 6 seconds
Keys to ingredient safety, quality
Jarrod Kersey of Simmons Pet Food discusses ways to ensure animal health and well-being in the animal feed and pet food industries.
27/08/2021 • 10 minutes 43 seconds
Using precision feeding to improve pig production
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientists Candido Pomar and Aline Remus discuss precision feeding and nutrition for the swine industry.
13/08/2021 • 21 minutes 17 seconds
How to identify, mitigate heat stress in poultry
Marcos Rostagno is business operations leader at Pytobiotics North America, which manufactures and distributes feed additives and organic trace minerals for poultry, swine, ruminants and crops. He talks about how feed additives can be used to mitigate heat stress in poultry.
29/07/2021 • 13 minutes 7 seconds
2021 World's Top Feed Companies recap
Feed Strategy Editor Jackie Roembke talks about Feed Strategy’s 2021 Top Feed Companies ranking report. Each year, WATT Global Media’s research team compiles exclusive feed industry insights, including the production volumes and other data points, to populate the database and generate the listing of the largest global feed producers. To capture the most accurate information, the annual analysis focuses on the previous calendar year’s compound feed volumes. In 2020, 140 animal feed manufacturers worldwide reached or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production.
13/07/2021 • 6 minutes 27 seconds
Trade expert has positive outlook for US poultry exports
Jim Sumner is the president of the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council and president of the International Poultry Council. Jim will be a speaker at the 2021 Chicken Marketing Summit in July, where he will discuss export prospects for U.S. poultry as the industry and the country emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and the global poultry industry adjusts to higher feed costs.
28/06/2021 • 10 minutes 20 seconds
How to ensure raw material quality during shipment
Pieter Steyn, global program manager for raw material quality at Trouw Nutrition, talks about how to keep feed ingredients safe from contaminants such as Salmonella during shipping, and he discusses the Rotterdam model, which was developed at Europe's largest port to manage contamination risk in animal feed.
15/06/2021 • 9 minutes 45 seconds
Is BSFL a viable cattle feed ingredient?
Dr. Merritt Drewery is an assistant professor of applied animal science in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas State University. Her research focuses on the identification of novel feedstuffs to enhance livestock production and, right now, she is examining the use of insects as a feed ingredient for cattle. She also is the project director for the 3eX-Ag program at Texas State, which supports educational activities for underrepresented students in agriculture.
03/06/2021 • 18 minutes 29 seconds
USDA researchers optimistic about ASF vaccine candidates
Research microbiologists Douglas Gladue and Manuel Borca from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service discuss details about some of the vaccine candidates for African swine fever and tell us more about how they work.
17/05/2021 • 8 minutes 44 seconds
How to mitigate the spread of African swine fever in feed
Megan Niederwerder is an assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. She has spent years researching how feed and feed ingredients can serve as vectors for viral disease in swine. She talks about her recently published work in the journal Animals on the risk and mitigation of the African swine fever virus in feed.
28/04/2021 • 14 minutes 7 seconds
Poultry feed producer profits face headwinds
Feed Strategy Editor Jackie Roembke breaks down the results of the 2021 Poultry Feed & Nutrition Survey and the many challenges for the industry.
25/03/2021 • 9 minutes 47 seconds
How are high feed prices affecting producers?
Mark Jekanowski, World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discusses the high feed prices that producers are seeing right now and how they can keep their costs down. He also talks about China’s pig restocking efforts and the country’s feed import demands.
26/02/2021 • 17 minutes 29 seconds
Important factors in antibiotic-free production
Antibiotic-free (ABF) poultry and livestock production continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world, partially driven by consumer demand. Today, approximately 60% of U.S. broiler production is antibiotic free, or ABF, and the broiler industry has paved the way for ABF production in other species. Three animal nutrition experts talk about antibiotic alternatives, the importance of gut health, and the drivers behind ABF production around the world.
16/02/2021 • 12 minutes 48 seconds
What could Biden’s policies mean for agriculture?
Experts offer insights on the potential policy changes a new administration might bring to the feed and grain industry.
02/02/2021 • 13 minutes 54 seconds
10 years of FSMA: How it started, how it's going
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law 10 years ago this month. Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education at the American Feed Industry Association, talks about what FSMA has meant for the animal feed industry and what to expect in the future.
18/01/2021 • 9 minutes 44 seconds
There’s no ‘silver bullet’ to overcome COVID-19
We can use our knowledge and experience from animal health to combat human health challenges.
17/12/2020 • 1 minute 42 seconds
Live human interaction a moo-d booster for cows
Study finds cattle udder-ly prefer in-person human voices to recorded ones
17/12/2020 • 2 minutes 7 seconds
Biosecurity lessons learned from animal ag to fight COVID
For those who work in the agrifood industry, biosecurity is second nature. What can people outside the industry learn from what we already know about disease mitigation?
30/11/2020 • 4 minutes 11 seconds
Attracting the next generation of feed professionals
US feed industry is competitive, but will it be enough to draw the next generation of high-quality employees?
21/09/2020 • 3 minutes 22 seconds
Seeds of joy or seeds of discord? Let’s not find out
As unsolicited seeds arrive in mailboxes, officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ask people not to plant them.