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Feed Strategy Podcasts

English, Animals/Wildlife, 1 seasons, 60 episodes, 12 hours 49 minutes
Podcasts focused on animal nutrition best practices, feed industry trends and offbeat agriculture news relevant to the global animal feed industry.
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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.
27/10/20238 minutes 42 seconds
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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.
29/09/20238 minutes 35 seconds
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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.
20/09/20234 minutes 44 seconds
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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.
11/09/202313 minutes 29 seconds
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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.
21/08/202310 minutes 11 seconds
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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.
10/08/20238 minutes 36 seconds
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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.
31/07/202325 minutes 31 seconds
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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.
20/07/202314 minutes 20 seconds
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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.
10/07/20237 minutes 31 seconds
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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.
30/06/202322 minutes 7 seconds
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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.
31/05/202315 minutes 35 seconds
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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.’
15/05/202318 minutes 51 seconds
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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.
28/04/202320 minutes 20 seconds
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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.
31/03/202315 minutes 12 seconds
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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.
15/03/202310 minutes 16 seconds
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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.
28/02/202310 minutes 18 seconds
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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.
15/02/202314 minutes 58 seconds
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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.
01/02/202324 minutes 36 seconds
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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.
13/01/202321 minutes 41 seconds
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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. 
14/12/20227 minutes 3 seconds
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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.
17/11/202214 minutes 4 seconds
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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.
21/10/202213 minutes 37 seconds
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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.
15/09/20229 minutes 8 seconds
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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.
31/08/20224 minutes 54 seconds
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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.
19/08/20226 minutes 17 seconds
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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.
03/08/20228 minutes 22 seconds
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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.
07/07/202212 minutes 53 seconds
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Palmitic acid price, supply challenge dairy producers

Hannah Tucker, ruminant technical service manager with Novus, explains what's going on with palmitic acid.
15/06/20228 minutes 12 seconds
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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.
26/05/20229 minutes 42 seconds
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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.
28/04/202213 minutes 18 seconds
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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.
12/04/202211 minutes 56 seconds
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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.
28/03/202246 minutes 7 seconds
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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.
28/02/202217 minutes 13 seconds
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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.
16/02/202229 minutes 28 seconds
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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.
03/02/20229 minutes 41 seconds
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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.
21/01/20227 minutes 28 seconds
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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.
23/11/202119 minutes 13 seconds
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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.
22/10/202129 minutes 57 seconds
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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.
01/10/20219 minutes 19 seconds
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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.
09/09/20217 minutes 6 seconds
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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.
27/08/202110 minutes 43 seconds
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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.
13/08/202121 minutes 17 seconds
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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.
29/07/202113 minutes 7 seconds
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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.
13/07/20216 minutes 27 seconds
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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.
28/06/202110 minutes 20 seconds
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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.
15/06/20219 minutes 45 seconds
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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.
03/06/202118 minutes 29 seconds
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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.
17/05/20218 minutes 44 seconds
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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.
28/04/202114 minutes 7 seconds
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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.
25/03/20219 minutes 47 seconds
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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.
26/02/202117 minutes 29 seconds
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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.
16/02/202112 minutes 48 seconds
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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.
02/02/202113 minutes 54 seconds
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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.
18/01/20219 minutes 44 seconds
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There’s no ‘silver bullet’ to overcome COVID-19

We can use our knowledge and experience from animal health to combat human health challenges.
17/12/20201 minute 42 seconds
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Live human interaction a moo-d booster for cows

Study finds cattle udder-ly prefer in-person human voices to recorded ones
17/12/20202 minutes 7 seconds
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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?
30/11/20204 minutes 11 seconds
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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?
21/09/20203 minutes 22 seconds
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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.
06/08/20203 minutes 27 seconds