Ag Future: Innovation in Agri-Food
#197: Beef’s contribution to global food security | Dr. Vaughn Holder

#197: Beef’s contribution to global food security | Dr. Vaughn Holder

June 23, 2022

The research behind food security suggests that only a handful of nations are protein-insecure. But is the data overlooking the importance of protein quality? Dr. Vaughn Holder, ruminant research director at Alltech, joins the Ag Future podcast to discuss the role digestibility plays in getting an accurate gauge of global protein security and the positive impact that cattle have on the health of people and the planet. 

#196: How can producers overcome labor shortages? | Jennifer Bentley & Jorge Delgado

#196: How can producers overcome labor shortages? | Jennifer Bentley & Jorge Delgado

April 28, 2022

Attracting and retaining workers is one of the biggest challenges facing the dairy industry. Jennifer Bentley, dairy field specialist with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Program, and Jorge Delgado, Alltech on-farm specialist, join the Ag Future podcast to discuss an exciting new program that provides producers and employees with valuable resources to attract and retain employees.

#195: Rising to the challenge of sustainable beef | Ruaraidh Petre

#195: Rising to the challenge of sustainable beef | Ruaraidh Petre

March 31, 2022

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has ambitious goals for the global beef industry. Ruaraidh Petre, executive director of the GRSB, joins Ag Future to discuss their mission to advance, support and communicate continuous improvements in the sustainability of the global beef value chain through leadership, science, and multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

#194: VICTOR Pet Food: A science-based approach to pet food | Michael Keith

#194: VICTOR Pet Food: A science-based approach to pet food | Michael Keith

March 24, 2022

VICTOR Pet Food is looking beyond trendy diets to deliver targeted science-based nutrition. Michael Keith, senior vice president of nutrition and supply chain at Mid America Pet Food, joins the Ag Future podcast to discuss the role pet food plays in the health and happiness of our pets, the importance of gut health and his history with Alltech.

#193: Meeting the Consumer Demand for Sustainability Through Collaboration | Caitlyn Dudas

#193: Meeting the Consumer Demand for Sustainability Through Collaboration | Caitlyn Dudas

February 3, 2022

The Pet Sustainability Coalition is advancing pet businesses through the integration of environmental and social practices. Caitlyn Dudas, executive director and cofounder of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, joins the Ag Future podcast to discuss the importance of collaboration across the entire supply chain to meet the rising consumer demand for sustainable pet products.

#192: Acutia: The Science of Sustainable Wellness | Nikki Putnam Badding

#192: Acutia: The Science of Sustainable Wellness | Nikki Putnam Badding

January 27, 2022

Backed by more than 40 years of research experience, innovation and scientific expertise, Acutia is a continuation of the legacy of innovation established by the late founder of Alltech, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Nikki Putnam Badding, registered dietitian nutritionist and managing director of Acutia, joins the Ag Future podcast to discuss the origins of Acutia and how its innovative packaging and refill system might help mitigate the prolific waste problem associated with the supplement industry. 

#191: Breaking Barriers for Women in Agriculture | Maria Arreaza

#191: Breaking Barriers for Women in Agriculture | Maria Arreaza

December 2, 2021

Inclusion cultivates creativity and drives innovation, and the future success of the agri-food industry requires diverse perspectives. Maria Arreaza, marketing manager at Alltech Latin America, joins the Ag Future podcast to discuss the barriers for women in the sector and how organizations can bring new ideas to the table by promoting workplace equity and inclusion. 

#190: Antimicrobial Resistance: What You Need to Know  | Dr. Richard Murphy

#190: Antimicrobial Resistance: What You Need to Know | Dr. Richard Murphy

November 19, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats facing both animal and human health. Dr. Richard Murphy, research director of the Alltech European Bioscience Center, joins us on Ag Future to discuss the challenges that AMR presents in livestock production and the possible benefits of a multifactorial approach.

#189: What is Biochar? | David Butler

#189: What is Biochar? | David Butler

November 11, 2021

There is an increasing awareness of biochar among the agricultural community and beyond, but what is it? David Butler, head of sustainability at Alltech, joins Ag Future to discuss the history of this porous piece of carbon, its application in agriculture and how it's now being used in products ranging from asphalt to jet fuel.

#188: Mycotoxin Matters: Are low levels of mycotoxins dangerous to your livestock? | Dr. Radka Borutova

#188: Mycotoxin Matters: Are low levels of mycotoxins dangerous to your livestock? | Dr. Radka Borutova

November 4, 2021

In this episode of the Ag Future podcast, you will be hearing from Alltech's Mycotoxin Matters podcast. Subscribe to the Mycotoxin Matters podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to entirely prevent the production of mycotoxins before harvest of agricultural crops, in storage or during processing operations. Nevertheless, consulting nutritionists and veterinarians, along with applying mycotoxin management solutions, can help to minimize the effects of mycotoxin challenges. Learn more in the latest podcast from Mycotoxin Matters.