Ag Future: Innovation in Agri-Food
#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.

#187: Ag Mental Health Week | Peter Hynes

#187: Ag Mental Health Week | Peter Hynes

October 7, 2021

Peter and Paula Hynes founded Ag Mental Health Week to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health within the ag community and highlight the importance of prioritizing mental well-being. Peter joins Ag Future to discuss his story, the stresses of farming and events planned for the week.

#186: Zinc Oxide Ban: What You Need to Know | Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard

#186: Zinc Oxide Ban: What You Need to Know | Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard

September 30, 2021

From June 2022, a zinc oxide ban, prohibiting the use of therapeutic doses of zinc oxide (ZnO) in animal feeds to control post-weaning diarrhea in piglets will come into effect in the European Union (EU). What does that mean for pig producers in Europe and beyond? Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, director of Alltech Gut Health Management, joins us on Ag Future to discuss what pig producers need to know about the ban, the impacts of ZnO on the environment and solutions that help replace ZnO in piglets' diets.