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On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Kemin's Dr. Vanessa Iseri to disucss how livestock and poultry producers are continuously faced with challenges to feed quality. Molds and mycotoxins are two such feed quality profit robbers that can have significant negative impacts on animal health and performance. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Elanco's Dr. Sara Place to discuss how climate change is a hot topic today. Today we will take a deep dive into cattle's role in helping to nurture the earth. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Novus' Dr. Brad Lawrence to discuss how when pigs don’t eat, bad bacteria can take over the gut. When these bad bugs outnumber the good ones, producers may see diarrhea or loss of productivity. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Zinpro's Dr. Chris Reinhardt to discuss how it seems that receiving cattle and stress are synonymous.  Much care goes into the planning process of bringing cattle into an operation, and ensuring they stay healthy and get up on feed quickly. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Zinpro's Dr. Jeff Weyers and Dr. Chris Reinhardt to to discuss how zinc plays a critical role in immune function, tissue healing, muscle growth, hoof tissue generation, and epithelial barrier function throughout the animal’s body. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Lallemand's Dr. Angel Aguilar to to discuss how out of all the engines and heavy machinery you may find on a dairy operation, do you know what really drives the productivity of a dairy farm? The rumen. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Micronutrient's Dr. Josh Steed to discuss how a current buzz word in the animal nutrition world is bioavailability.  Getting the animal to utilize the trace mineral supplemented in their ration is key to the performance and health benefits that come with it. 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Church and Dwight's Dr. Ellen Davis to discuss how microbial colonization is the succession event that happens very early in the pig’s life, in the life of all mammals, by which the gastrointestinal tract of the animal is colonized by bacteria. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Phibro's Dr. Angie Boyer to discuss how, recently, hydroxy chloride sourced minerals have become more available and utilized industry wide. Today we will discuss their advantages. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Biozyme's Dr. Lynsey Whitacre to discuss how research is imperative to making continued strides in studying health and nutrition for livestock. But have you thought about some unlikely research subjects that can help make improvements in the way we raise our animals?Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Micronutrient's MAris McCarthy to discuss how there are many differences in trace minerals for poultry and livestock.  Terms such as bioavailability, solubility, organic, inorganic, are often utilized to describe them, and today we will try and shed some light on what those terms mean and their significance in the trace mineral market. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Phibro's Dr. Angie Boyer to discuss how organic mineral sources continue to grow in popularity in the poultry and livestock industries, but with so many types and options available, how do we know what to feed and why. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
Ileitis

Ileitis

2021-09-0713:35

On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Zoetis' Dr. Kevin Eggers how to discuss howIleitis is a common and costly disease in grow-finish pigs. It is estimated that nearly 94% of herds with no clinical signs of disease were found to have subclinical ileitis. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Church and Dwight's Dr. Joel Pankowski to discuss how the transition period is one of the most important determinants of productivity and postpartum health, and ultimately sets the stage for the entire lactation. Having cows freshen in peak health allows for healthier calves and full production potential. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Elanco's Dr. Darren McGee to discuss how dairies are paid for their milk varies across the country.  One constant is the value of milk components, and in particular, milk fat.  Today we will discuss how to maximize profits through milk fat. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
Heifer Development

Heifer Development

2021-08-1814:21

On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Diamond V's Dr. Gavin Staley to discuss how a dairy farmer knows when to breed virgin heifers. On many dairies the decision is entirely based on if the heifers look “big” enough, reach a certain age, or the pen is getting crowded and they need to move on. But the critical question should be when are they mature? Today we’ll talk about how breeding immature heifers has a profoundly negative impact on the entire herd’s future productivity. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Kemin's Vanessa Iseri to discuss how when we hear the term “oxidation”, many of us thing about rusting metal or corrosion on our cars.  Oxidation goes well beyond that in the feed industry.  Today we will hear about the detrimental effects it has on today’s poultry and livestock feeds. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast!  
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with ZInpro's Dr. wes Schweer to discuss how feeding healthy pigs can be challenging enough based on the changing environment and health status of the pigs.  Today we will discuss how to approach nutrition for health challenged pigs. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Alltech's Kami Grandeen to discuss how companion animal nutrition has become more refined, mostly driven by well educated pet owners.  There are unlimited choices when it comes to dog and cat foods.  Today we will examine a key ingredient that can help today’s pets thrive. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
On today's episode, John Ratzenberger sits down with Merck's Dr. Grant Crawford to discuss how today’s consumer is more interested than ever in the way their food is produced.  As a part of this, consumer concern exists regarding the use of chemicals to control infective disease within livestock systems.  Yet, as the global human population increases, livestock productivity must be improved in order to fulfill consumer demand. Join us for this week's episode of Nutra Blend's Animal Agriculture podcast! 
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