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What Will Livestock Technology Look Like in the Face of COVID-19?
When it comes to technology, everyone wants to know who the winners and the losers are. What brings a producer benefit? What doesn’t? Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of technology adoption, one thing seems clear: COVID-19 is spurring along the adoption of technology on farms and ranches across the country. Our experts will weigh in on those topics and share their observations across the livestock industry. Click here to watch now.
Animal ID and traceability experts Dr. Dale Blasi and Dr. Nevil Spear will discuss the current technology and applications of traceability for beef producers. This panel will examine the growing importance of traceability for producers, retailers, exporters and modern consumers, and how producer response may shape the industry of the future. Click here to watch now.
Join some of the nation’s top swine experts to explore the current state of ASF, what we’ve learned from COVID-19 that producers can apply and more. Click here to watch now.
U.S. Beef Industry: Assessing the Road Ahead
Sterling Marketing President John Nalivka discusses with Drovers editor Greg Henderson the impact of COVID-19 on cattle and beef markets with an outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into next year. Click here to watch now.
You Herd Right: 8 Tips to Gather the Herd
Using the words “stubborn” and “cattle” together might be a bit redundant. But thoughtful pressure and keen cattle sense go a long way when you’re moving cattle, as stockmenship trainers Ron Gill, Ph.D, and Curt Pate demonstrated at the 2019 NCBA Cattle Convention.Click here to watch now.
Building a successful beef on dairy program is more than selecting black bulls. Learn how to choose beef semen to produce high-quality crossbred calves while minding profitability from Extension specialists Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Cheryl Ann Fairbairn, Penn State University. Click here to watch now.
Meat Alternatives: Not Just Buzz Anymore
Meat alternatives are not a new thing, but the buzz around these products is definitely growing. Kaitlyn Compart, senior science manager of packaged meats at Smithfield Foods, said one of the main reasons for the increased attention is product placement in grocery stores. Click here to watch now.
Avoid Audit Fear: Create a Culture of Animal Care
In the past 30 years, the pork industry has made great progress through the implementation of animal welfare programs, audits and assessments. These tools have helped pork producers demonstrate the many ways that they are listening to consumers and their expectations. But don’t let animal care audits be a one-and-done event. Learn why. Click here to watch now.
Chris Hoffman serves the U.S. pork industry as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. He operates Lazy Hog Farm, a 1,400-sow farrow-to-wean operation in McAlisterville, Pa. Click here to watch now.