• Dr. A.J. Tarpoff: Beef Quality Assurance Certification | Ep. 86

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. A.J. Tarpoff from Kansas State University explores various aspects of beef cattle production and the importance of industry programs like the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification. He emphasizes the need for extension veterinarians in the industry and addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities in beef cattle health.  Stay tuned for more great insights into ways to enhance beef cattle well-being.


    "The Beef Quality Assurance program was developed by the industry for the industry, aiming to solve deficiencies and improve overall beef quality."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Anthony John (A.J.) Tarpoff earned his B.S., D.V.M., and M.S. in Biomedical Science from Kansas State University. He began his career as a feedlot veterinarian at Alberta Beef Health Solutions, focusing on cattle production medicine and disease mitigation. In 2016, he joined Kansas State University as an Assistant Professor and Beef Extension Veterinarian, later becoming an Associate Professor. His role involves collaborating with industry stakeholders to improve cattle health and productivity.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:42) Introduction 
    • (05:46) Importance of extension veterinarians
    • (11:32) Anaplasmosis in Kansas
    • (13:22) Beef Quality Assurance program
    • (19:09) Increasing BQA adoption
    • (24:54) Technology and food safety
    • (31:50) Final three questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E86 - 38m - Jul 17, 2024
  • Dr. Kelley Neuhold: Liquid Feeds for Beef Cattle | Ep. 85

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Kelley Neuhold shares insights on the benefits of liquid feeds for beef cattle operations. Dr. Neuhold explains how liquid feeds can improve herd health and efficiency, covering various aspects, from cost-effectiveness to nutrient distribution. Be sure to listen in for more on how liquid feeds can optimize beef cattle nutrition. Listen on all major platforms.


    "The versatility of liquid feeds includes adding essential trace minerals and vitamins."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Kelley Neuhold is an expert in beef cattle nutrition and serves as the Technical Support Manager for Westway Feed Products. His academic background includes a Ph.D. and Master’s in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State University. Dr. Kelley’s expertise extends to formulating custom products and providing comprehensive technical support to beef and dairy producers.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:26) Introduction
    • (04:12) Understanding liquid feeds
    • (06:18) Cost-effectiveness of liquid feeds
    • (10:26) Nutrient distribution benefits
    • (13:06) Reducing waste with liquid feeds
    • (17:40) Feed additives and control
    • (25:34) Final three questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E85 - 29m - Jul 10, 2024
  • Dr. Angela Gonella: Beef Repro Efficiency | Ep. 84

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Angela Gonella shares her extensive knowledge on improving reproductive efficiency in beef cattle. Dr. Gonella discusses the significance of maintaining detailed records, adopting reproductive technologies, and addressing labor shortages to enhance productivity. Tune in to gain valuable insights and practical advice for optimizing cattle reproduction and achieving sustainable beef production.


    "58% of operations in the United States do not have a defined breeding season, which significantly impacts reproductive efficiency."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Angela María Gonella-Diaza is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, specializing in Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology. She holds a Ph.D. in Animal Reproduction from the University of São Paulo and a Master's in Animal Health from the National University of Colombia. Dr. Gonella focuses on improving reproductive efficiency and integrating reproductive technologies in beef cattle.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:44) Introduction 
    • (11:08) Importance of reproductive efficiency
    • (14:21) Challenges in adopting reproductive technologies
    • (17:44) Importance of detailed record-keeping
    • (28:44) Developing reproductive biomarkers
    • (33:58) Breeding seasons insights
    • (36:42) Final three questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E84 - 43m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Will Shaffer: Genetic Selection in Cattle | Ep. 83

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Will Shaffer discusses his research on genetics and environmental interactions in beef cattle. Will share insights into optimizing genetic selection for achieving stable cattle performance across diverse environmental conditions. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain expert insights and elevate your beef production knowledge. Tune in to The Beef Podcast Show on your favorite platform!


    "Genotype and environment interactions are essential for accurate genetic evaluations and improving cattle performance." 


    Meet the guest: Will Shaffer is a Genetics PhD candidate at Kansas State University, where he also earned his Master’s in Genetics and a Master’s certificate in Statistics. His extensive research includes modeling genotype-environment interactions, differential miRNA expression, and sire conception rates. Will has practical experience as a ranch assistant at Shaffer Cattle Co. and a research assistant at Oklahoma State University. He excels in data analytics and experimental design and has made significant contributions to the beef industry. 


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:40) Introduction
    • (10:37) Importance of genotype-environment interactions
    • (18:43) Environmental sensitivity in traits
    • (22:16) Respiration rate and temperature
    • (25:40) Enhancing genetic progress in herds
    • (32:38) Will's career goals and future research
    • (44:23) Final three questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E83 - 59m - Jun 26, 2024
  • Dr. Katherine VanValin: Mineral Supplementation Strategies | Ep. 82

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Katherine VanValin, Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky, shares her beef industry journey and mineral nutrition and extension work expertise. She discusses the unique challenges and opportunities at the Princeton Research Station, including advancements in wearable technology for cattle. Listen now on your favorite platform!


    "Measure mineral intake on pasture, enabling us to tailor supplementation strategies more effectively."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Katherine VanValin is an Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on enhancing beef cattle operations with on-farm technology and supporting producers in the direct-to-consumer beef market. She holds a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from Iowa State University, an M.S. from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor's in Agriculture and Chemistry from Western Kentucky University. Dr. VanValin's research explores factors affecting the mineral requirements of beef cattle, aiming to develop strategic mineral supplementation practices.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:28) Introduction
    • (03:04) Dr. VanValin's background in the beef industry
    • (09:09) Extension experiences and challenges
    • (18:40) Overview of Princeton Research Station
    • (25:28) Handling high sulfur feedstuffs
    • (36:48) Wearable technology in beef cattle management 
    • (45:38) Final three questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E82 - 55m - Jun 19, 2024
  • Dr. Mary Drewnoski & Dr. Stephanie Hansen: Vitamins & Beef Cattle | Ep. 81

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Mary Drewnoski, from the University of Nebraska, joins us. We explore the intricacies of vitamin nutrition in beef cattle, focusing on the requirements and impacts of vitamins A, E, and C. Listen now on your preferred podcast platform to optimize beef cattle nutrition knowledge and ensure herd health!


    "We started seeing some vitamin A deficiency, and that kind of led me to ask: What are the requirements, and what do we really know?" - Dr. Mary Drewnoski


    Meet the guest: Dr. Mary E. Drewnoski, a Beef Systems Specialist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, specializes in forage-based beef systems, leveraging crop residues and cover crops as forage. Dr. Stephanie Hansen, a Professor at Iowa State University, focuses on refining mineral requirements in cattle to enhance growth and stress resiliency, backed by extensive research and teaching in animal nutrition.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:20) Introduction 
    • (04:13) Vitamin A requirements and deficiencies
    • (10:58) Importance of colostrum and vitamin transfer
    • (14:20) Zinc interaction with vitamin A
    • (27:20) Vitamin E and antioxidant roles
    • (34:14) Vitamin C insights
    • (41:10) Final three questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E81 - 51m - Jun 12, 2024
  • Dr. Alejandro Relling: Maternal Nutrition & Offspring Development | Ep. 80

    Hello there,

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Alejandro Relling, an associate professor at The Ohio State University, shares his journey in the beef industry and his cutting-edge research. Dr. Relling discusses the impact of maternal nutrition on offspring development, the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids during gestation, and the complexities of feed intake and feedlot management. Tune in on all major platforms to gain valuable knowledge for your beef operation.


    "By manipulating energy intake on the cow, you change how the fetus develops the center of appetite."


    Meet the guest: Alejandro Relling received his DVM from Argentina and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on feed intake, maternal nutrition, and their impacts on cattle health and productivity. He is currently an associate professor at The Ohio State University.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:15) Introduction 
    • (08:29) Factors affecting feed intake
    • (11:22) Maternal nutrition and offspring impacts
    • (15:27) Stress effects on feed intake
    • (25:30) Vitamin impact on cattle
    • (34:46) Managing small-scale cattle operations
    • (39:30) Final three questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E80 - 48m - Jun 5, 2024
  • Dr. Sergio Arispe: Public Lands in Beef Production | Ep. 79

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Sergio Arispe from Oregon State University discusses the unique environmental challenges in eastern Oregon, effective strategies for managing invasive species, and the role of public lands in beef production. Dr. Arispe also highlights the importance of adaptive grazing practices and the impact of policies on land management. Tune in to enhance your understanding of effective cattle production and land management practices.


    "Grazing on public lands is essential for many ranching operations, contributing significantly to beef production while also playing a crucial role in natural resource management."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Sergio Arispe, an Associate Professor at Oregon State University, has extensive experience in livestock and rangeland management. He earned his Ph.D. in Animal Biology from UC Davis, focusing on reproductive and endocrine systems, and his M.S. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University. Dr. Arispe leads programs in sustainable beef production, quality assurance, and pre and post-fire grazing management. 


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:28) Introduction 
    • (07:06) Overview of public lands use in beef production
    • (08:41) Managing fine fuels and wildfire prevention
    • (11:08) Challenges with invasive species in grazing lands
    • (21:23) Traditional grazing practices on public lands
    • (25:36) Policy impacts on public land grazing
    • (27:13) Final three questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E79 - 31m - May 29, 2024
  • Dr. Mark Hilton: Keys to Cow-Calf Success | Ep. 78

    Hello there,

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Mark Hilton, a beef cow-calf consulting veterinarian with decades of experience in veterinary medicine and beef consultancy, shares invaluable insights into effective herd management, including cow-calf operations and the critical role of production records in enhancing profitability. He explored the nuances of beef production systems, emphasizing the importance of a systematic approach and the strategic use of data to optimize herd health and business outcomes. Tune in to this episode on all major podcast platforms to elevate your knowledge in the beef industry!


    "Building a successful operation means looking beyond the immediate gains and planning for sustainable growth and health."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Mark Hilton, with over three decades of experience as a beef cow-calf veterinarian, currently leads Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, LLC, where he dedicates his expertise to improving herd health and profitability. His career spans significant roles, including a Clinical Professor at Purdue University and a Senior Technical Consultant at Elanco Animal Health. Dr. Hilton, a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, also served on the Western Veterinary Conference Board of Directors. 


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:20) Introduction
    • (10:55) Production records analysis
    • (18:06) Importance of relationship-building
    • (26:27) Discussing the benefits of preconditioning
    • (39:36) Dr. Hilton's impact on the beef industry
    • (42:57) Strategies for effective herd management
    • (46:45) Final three questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E78 - 56m - May 22, 2024
  • Dr. Ruth Woiwode: Beef Cattle Welfare | Ep. 77

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Ruth Woiwode, an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, explores the intricate world of beef cattle handling and welfare. With a rich background in livestock behavior and welfare, Dr. Woiwode shares her profound insights into stockmanship's cultural and practical aspects. Don’t miss this episode, available on all major podcast platforms.


    “Animals communicate constantly, and understanding their behavior helps prevent injuries and undesirable outcomes.” - Dr. Ruth Woiwode


    Meet the guest: Dr. Ruth Woiwode, holding a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, specializes in animal behavior, welfare, and handling. Certified by PAACO, she has expertise in welfare auditing across various livestock sectors. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and previously managed Livestock Audit Services at Food Safety Net Services. Dr. Woiwode has contributed significantly to animal welfare education and practices.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:22) Introduction
    • (10:40) Facility Designs
    • (21:04) Effective stockmanship
    • (32:22) Animal Welfare
    • (37:24) Handling Techniques
    • (40:54) Final Questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E77 - 50m - May 15, 2024
  • John Klein: Drought Resilience Tips | Ep. 76

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, host John Klein, a visionary behind CRF Consulting shares his extensive experience and innovative approaches in the beef industry. John focuses on alternative forage solutions and nutritional strategies to combat rising feed costs and challenging drought conditions. His work with corn stover and chemical treatments to enhance digestibility offers practical solutions for producers facing forage scarcity. Tune in on major podcast platforms to listen to the full episode and learn more.


    Corn stover has the potential to replace forage in feedlots and cow-calf operations during droughts and increase stocking rates on pastures.” - John Klein


    Meet the guest: John Klein, the founder of CRF Consulting, brings over 30 years of agricultural expertise, focusing on innovative forage solutions and nutrition management in the beef industry. His pioneering work includes the development of feed alternatives like chemically treated corn stover to improve digestibility and cost-effectiveness. Under his leadership, CRF Consulting has developed products that aid cattle producers in managing nutrition during challenging conditions such as drought.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:30) Introduction
    • (07:08) Mycotoxins and Drought
    • (11:49) Nutritional Deficiencies Solutions
    • (18:32) Sustainable Economic Practices
    • (24:30) Beta Carotene Importance
    • (34:30) Nutrition Research Directions
    • (38:37) Final Questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E76 - 43m - May 8, 2024
  • Dr. David Bohnert: Virtual Fencing Revolution | Ep. 75

    Hello there!

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. David Bohnert explores the transformative impact of virtual fencing technology on cattle management and landscape utilization. Dr. Bohnert discusses the integration of virtual fencing with traditional cattle-rearing practices, highlighting its potential to revolutionize how we manage natural resources and livestock. Tune in on major platforms to explore the future of cattle management.


    “Virtual fence isn't going to be the savior of everything, but it's going to allow us to use management tools and objectives that we've been working on for a long time in a way that we've never been able to do before.” - Dr. David Bohnert


    Meet the guest: Dr. David Bohnert, a seasoned expert in ruminant nutrition and beef cattle management, is the Director of the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. With over 20 years at Oregon State University, his work has significantly advanced protein supplementation and range animal nutrition. Holding a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Bohnert has dedicated his career to improving beef cattle management through innovative nutritional strategies.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:11) Introduction
    • (05:19) Virtual Fencing Technology
    • (08:22) Impact on Grazing Management
    • (17:33) Technological Developments and Costs
    • (27:30) Strategic Supplementation
    • (35:38) Real-world Applications
    • (43:41) Final Questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E75 - 49m - May 1, 2024
  • Dr. Erin Schwandt & Dr. Paige Gott: Beef and Mycotoxins | Ep. 74

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Erin Schwandt and Dr. Paige Gott, experts from dsm-firmenich, explore the intricate world of mycotoxins and their impact on beef production. They discuss the challenges and solutions in mitigating mycotoxin risks, providing essential insights for beef industry professionals. Tune in to this enlightening discussion on major platforms for a deeper understanding of mycotoxin management in beef cattle.


    "Managing mycotoxin risks can substantially improve farm economics." - Dr. Paige Gott


    Meet the guest: Dr. Erin Schwandt, a technical manager at dsm-firmenich, holds a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from Kansas State University. Dr. Paige Gott, a product manager at dsm-firmenich, earned her Ph.D. in Animal Science from Ohio State University. Both are leading experts in mycotoxin management and have extensive experience in the beef industry.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:15) Introduction
    • (09:08) Understanding Mycotoxins
    • (16:11) Mycotoxin Types and Effects
    • (24:27) Managing Mycotoxin Risks
    • (32:31) Final Questions
    • (41:44) Conclusion



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E74 - 43m - Apr 24, 2024
  • Meranda Small: Extension's Impact in Beef | Ep. 73

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Meranda Small, an esteemed extension educator from the University of Idaho, shares invaluable insights into the role of extension in agriculture, emphasizing its pivotal contribution to supporting the beef industry through education and resources. Meranda draws from her personal journey and professional experiences, highlighting innovative practices in beef cattle production and the crucial aspect of generational sustainability. Tune in on major platforms to hear this compelling discussion.


    “We need to gear the next generation of farmers and cattle ranchers with the correct tools to be successful in this industry.” - Meranda Small


    Meet the guest: Meranda Small has significantly contributed to the beef industry through her role as an Extension Educator at the University of Idaho. Her unique blend of personal experience and professional expertise informs her focus on beef cattle production, supporting producers with innovative practices. Growing up in a farming family and managing her own cattle operation, Meranda brings practical insights into her programming. 


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:10) Introduction
    • (11:11) Utilizing Extension Resources
    • (17:30) Supporting Young Farmers and Ranchers
    • (26:39) Challenges for Idaho Beef Producers
    • (31:17) Diversifying Farming Practices
    • (35:46) Future of Extension Work
    • (39:39) Final Questions



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E73 - 43m - Apr 17, 2024
  • Dr. Adrian Barragan: Cattle Welfare Strategies | Ep. 72

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast, we talk with Dr. Adrian Barragan, an Associate Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University. With a rich background spanning continents and species, Dr. Barragan brings unparalleled insight into beef cattle management and welfare. He also focuses on the practical challenges and research breakthroughs in beef production. Tune in to unravel the complexities of beef cattle health, management strategies, and the evolving landscape of animal welfare on all major podcast platforms.


    “One thing I always point out is that when we asked both the youth born or English-speaking and the immigrant or Spanish-speaking workers what would be the best thing that could be improved in the operation by their boss, both of them said communication.” - Dr. Adrian Barragan


    Meet the guest: Dr. Adrian Barragan, with a career spanning continents, brings a global perspective to beef cattle management and welfare. From his roots in Argentina to his impactful research at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Barragan's journey illuminates the path of continuous learning and innovation in the beef industry. 


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:18) Introduction
    • (10:43) Common Beef Cattle Issues
    • (24:51) Cow Welfare and Research
    • (35:03) Employee Training and Management
    • (39:51) Non-Work Interests and Hobbies
    • (41:52) Final Questions
    • (48:37) Closing



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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E72 - 51m - Apr 10, 2024
  • Dr. Stephen Boyles: Beef Nutrition Strategies | Ep. 71

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, we welcome Dr. Stephen Boyles, a seasoned professional in the beef industry with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Dr. Boyles shares his invaluable insights into the nuances of beef cattle nutrition, effective management practices, and the pivotal role of technology in advancing beef production. His discussion on the challenges and solutions related to prepartum cow nutrition, transportation incidents, and extension education provides a comprehensive overview crucial for anyone involved in the beef industry. Tune in to this episode on major platforms for an enlightening journey through the essentials of beef production with Dr. Boyles.


    98% of the questions I got from producers were nutrition-related” - Dr. Stephen Boyles



    Meet the guest: Dr. Stephen Boyles, a veteran in the beef industry with over 31 years of experience at Ohio State University. Specializing in beef cattle nutrition and management, Dr. Boyles has dedicated his career to improving the efficiency and safety of beef production. His insights on nutrition, animal handling, and the role of technology in agriculture are invaluable.


    What you will learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:17) Introduction
    • (05:01) Prepartum cow nutrition challenges
    • (11:27) Effective cattle feeding strategies
    • (19:33) Training for transportation incidents
    • (29:52) Behavior insights for cattle handling
    • (33:41) Reducing bruising during transportation
    • (42:33) Evolution of extension education
    • (45:36) Final questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E71 - 52m - Apr 3, 2024
  • Melanie Pimentel: Genetic Gains in Beef | Ep. 70

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Melanie Pimentel, a passionate Ph.D. student from Michigan State University, discusses her cutting-edge research on dairy beef crosses. Melanie shares her journey leading her to significant contributions to understanding the genetic and economic impacts of beef on dairy crosses. This episode is a treasure trove of knowledge for professionals looking to enhance the genetic quality and market value of beef produced from dairy crosses. Tune in to this episode on all major platforms for a journey into the future of beef production.


    "The genetic diversity in beef on Holstein crosses offers a promising avenue for improving carcass quality and efficiency." - Melanie Pimentel


    Meet the guest: Melanie Pimentel, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, shares her journey from aspiring to join med school to discovering her passion in the beef industry. Her research focuses on beef's genetic and economic impacts on dairy crosses, aiming to improve the quality and market value of beef produced from dairy breeds.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:15) Introduction
    • (10:33) Beef on Holstein project overview
    • (15:23) Genetic testing and breed impact
    • (23:20) Live performance and carcass data
    • (30:16) Crossbreed feed efficiency
    • (36:48) Economic projections and pricing scenarios
    • (43:03) Final questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E70 - 47m - Mar 27, 2024
  • Dr. Megan Van Emon: Bridging Research and Ranches | Ep. 69

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, Dr. Megan Van Emon from Montana State University shares her expertise on challenges faced by beef cattle producers such as drought, the importance of carcass quality contests for education, and the acceptance of research findings in the field. Addressing common inquiries from producers, she offers practical nutrition advice, especially the value of forage testing and detailed record-keeping. This episode is essential listening for anyone in the beef cattle industry seeking expert insights to enhance their operations and navigate current challenges. Tune in to discover innovative solutions and actionable strategies, available on all major platforms.


    "Getting your feeds and forages sent to a commercial lab for testing can really help you make some management decisions."


    Meet the guest: Dr. Megan Van Emon, an Associate Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at Montana State University, brings a wealth of knowledge in beef cattle nutrition and reproduction. With her roots in Indiana and an academic journey spanning Purdue and North Dakota State Universities, Dr. Megan Van Emon's career has been dedicated to enhancing the health and productivity of beef cattle through research and education. Her work, extending beyond the laboratory to direct engagement with producers and youth, underscores her commitment to the beef industry. 


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:18) Introduction
    • (09:28) Common requests from producers
    • (11:41) Engagement with Carcass Quality Contest
    • (18:03) Producer acceptance of research
    • (24:25) Nitrate toxicities: a research focus
    • (29:02) Advice for producers: testing feeds and forages
    • (32:33) Final three questions


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E69 - 42m - Mar 20, 2024
  • Dr. Daniel Cummings: Preventive Practices in Beef | Ep. 68

    In this episode of The Beef Podcast Show, our guest Dr. Daniel Cummings discusses vital aspects of the beef industry as we approach the spring calving season. He highlights the importance of leadership and mentorship in veterinary medicine, sharing insights on the challenges faced by rural veterinarians. Dr. Cummings explores strategies for combating Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and emphasizes the role of effective parasite control in enhancing cattle health and productivity. Through a focus on preventive medicine and the significance of passion in the field, this episode offers a comprehensive look at tackling the current challenges in beef cattle production, to improve animal welfare and enhance industry strength.


    "I don't know of another entity or industry that embodies grit more than the beef segment. We are resilient, gritty folks, and it's just a privilege to work with those professionals."


    What you’ll learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:41) Introduction
    • (06:16) The importance of mentorship and community in veterinary careers
    • (07:36) The shortage of rural veterinarians and strategies for improvement
    • (13:41) Motivations behind veterinary practices
    • (33:12) Challenges of the cattle industry: bovine respiratory disease
    • (45:28) The impact of parasite control on beef production
    • (48:31) Final three questions



    Meet the guest: Dr. Daniel Cummings, with a DVM from Auburn University and a B.S. in Zoology from Murray State University, is a Beef Cattle Veterinarian at Heritage Vet Partners. Skilled food animal practitioner focusing on preventive medicine and reproductive efficiency, Dr. Cummings applies his expertise to enhance animal welfare and support health and productivity in the beef industry.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    S1E68 - 52m - Mar 13, 2024
  • Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein: Pain Management in Cattle | Ep. 67

    In this episode, our special guest is Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, a senior research scientist from Agriculture Canada. She explored topics affecting the beef cattle industry, with a special focus on animal welfare and management practices. Dr. Schwartzkopf-Genswein discusses lameness and digital dermatitis in cattle, highlighting their impacts on herd health and productivity, and the importance of effective prevention and treatment. With her deep expertise in pain and stress management, she offers valuable insights into improving cattle's quality of life through innovative techniques. This episode is essential for beef cattle industry professionals seeking to enhance beef cattle welfare. Don't miss these groundbreaking insights, available on all major platforms.


    "Lameness is only second to respiratory disease in terms of the highest rate of morbidities in our feed yards. It's something that we need to know and to understand. It's all part of a package of animal health, care, and well-being."


    What you’ll learn:

    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:26) Introduction
    • (07:17) Exploring common causes of lameness in cattle
    • (13:24) The challenge of digital dermatitis
    • (18:10) Insights on cattle pain research
    • (30:33) Cattle pain management and mitigation strategies
    • (36:12) The importance of early castration and pain management
    • (38:57) Final three questions


    Meet the guest: Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, holding a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Senior Research Scientist at Agriculture Canada with decades of research experience. Specializing in pain and stress management in cattle, Dr. Schwartzkopf-Genswein is dedicated to assessing and developing mitigation strategies for pain and stress in cattle, with a particular focus on routine management procedures such as transport, castration, dehorning, and lameness. Furthermore, she has a profound interest in the feeding behavior of beef cattle, exploring how it relates to health issues like acidosis and respiratory diseases. Her comprehensive approach to animal health and welfare is pivotal in developing practices that not only improve the quality of life for cattle but also contribute to the operational efficiencies and sustainability of beef production.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S1E67 - 49m - Mar 6, 2024
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