Certified Angus Beef CEO, John Stika, and Emily Metz, president and CEO of the American Egg Board discuss challenges facing the beef and egg industries – rising input costs, supply challenges and consumer demands for transparency as we celebrate National Beef and National Egg Month.
Caring for Animals & Creating Trust
Today’s global consumers are very clear in their demand for safe, affordable, and sustainable protein. To continue to meet these rising expectations requires both leadership and collaboration with food chain stakeholders, academia, and the veterinary community. Merck Animal Health is pleased to amplify the voices of leaders throughout the protein supply chain on the Veterinary & Consumer Affairs Team podcast, Caring for Animals and Creating Trust.
Customers, consumers and investors demand transparency from the food value chain on food safety and ingredients, as well as animal welfare, labor/business practices and environmental impact. Merck Animal Health is sponsoring the Center Food Integrity’s Transparency Summit, and CEO Charlie Arnot shares how transparency is the currency of trust.
Our DNA TraceBack® technology delivers the transparency consumers expect, and this month we’re talking to an important customer, Glenn Strickholm, President, Protein Brands, Performance Food Group, one of the nation’s largest broadline food distributors and a recognized innovator in the premium beef market.
Tune in as we celebrate dairy month by talking with Emily Yeiser Stepp, executive director, National Dairy FARM program, and Anne Warden, EVP of Dairy Management, Inc. These tireless advocates for dairy discuss the state of the industry and challenges facing US dairy farmers, while they answer common consumer questions.
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In celebration of the 50th National Ag Day, Caring for Animals & Creating Trust welcomes environmental scientist and dairy farmer Tara Vander Dussen to the podcast along with fellow advocate for agriculture, Brandi Buzzard, Kansas “cowgirl” and cattle rancher. Together they answer all questions “cattle”.
2023 promises to be another year of challenge and change. Roxi Beck, Center for Food Integrity director of consumer engagement, and Future of Ag podcast host Tim Hammerich answer questions and discuss challenges facing the food supply chain – including inflation, labor shortages, higher input costs and increasing consumer expectations.
The 2022 Merck Animal Health Consumer Transparency Survey found that two-thirds of consumers believe transparency in animal protein is extremely or very important. Learn more about the survey and hear the latest research insights from guests Justin Cook, US Consumer Products Research leader, Deloitte Services, and Maggie O’Quinn, Midan Marketing.
Consumers want transparency from the food value chain – and the backstories of farmers and food brands. Cattle veterinarian and advocate for agriculture, Tera Barnhart, DVM, and cattle rancher, social influencer and co-creator of Elevate Ag, Natalie Kovarik, share tips with listeners for sharing their backstories to build consumer trust.
Guests delve into what’s causing the shortage of veterinarians for companion animals and livestock – and what can be done about it. Dr. Justin Welsh, Merck Animal Health; Dr. Carlos Risco, Dean, Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine; Rebecca Barnett, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; Leyton Becker, Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Ambassador.
Consumers want more information than ever before about food, and concerns about sustainability, nutrition and food safety, animal welfare and labeling are driving their demands for transparency from farm to table. Listen as cultural anthropologist Cheryl Auger and Jim Lanier, HEB Grocery, dig into the complex topic of consumers and transparency.
June is Dairy Month and we’re looking at sustainability from farm to table. Industry experts Jamie Jonker, National Milk Producers Federation, Andy Harig, Food Marketing Institute, and Tara Vander Dussen, environmental scientist and dairywoman discuss how we can engage from farm to fork and bring consumers with us on the sustainability journey.
It’s year three of the pandemic and the food value chain faces ongoing challenges and evolving consumer wants and needs. Jessica Clowser-Burkham, Beef Alliance, and Craig Wilson, Costco, discuss how collaboration and innovation can help all segments of the industry navigate challenges and pivot to meet new consumer demands.
Three outstanding leaders share their experiences and discuss progress and opportunities to support and elevate women in agriculture, the veterinary profession and throughout the industry. Cattle Empire CEO Trista Brown Priest, Terri Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation VP of Communication and Dr. Marissa Hake, Fairlife Director of Animal Welfare and Sustainable Farming.
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