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First Aired - 01/19/2014 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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How are Heritage breeds of livestock better equipped to deal with trends like drought or global warming? Eric Hallman, Executive Director of the Livestock Conservancy tells about his organization's work to preserve the genetics of livestock. Some traits not typically found in commercial animals are the traits that the Livestock Conservancy is specifically trying to perpetuate. Tune in to hear more about the importance of genetics preservation.

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First Aired - 01/26/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on the Farm Report get ready to meet Pat McLenithan of Cambridge Valley Livestock, the largest family-owned livestock auction house in New York state. He talks with host Erin Fairbanks about the ins-and-outs of how a livestock auction house works, from when the animal arrives to when it is sold on sale day and everything in between. Learn about why livestock buyers have some of the sharpest eyes around , what a feeder cow is, and even hear Patrick do one of his amazing auctioneer chants live! This episode is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

"[Beef] is a commodity ... within a phone call the price can change drastically, it really is like the stock market sometimes."

--Pat McLenithan on the Farm Report

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First Aired - 02/03/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Bob Martin is the director of Food System Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future and guest lecturer at the school. Formerly, he was a senior officer at the Pew Environment Group and was the Executive Director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, a two year study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts by a grant to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The charge to the Commission was to recommend solutions to the problems caused by concentrated animal feeding operations in the areas of public health, the environment, rural communities, and animal welfare. The Commission’s final report, Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America, was release on April 28, 2008. This week on What Doesn't Kill You, Katy Keiffer talks with Bob about the report, and its findings on antibiotics in livestock agriculture, waste management, contract growing, and more! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Music by Dead Stars.

"I think the conclusion of the report said it best - change will come from a more informed and aggressive consumer." [34:45]

-- Bob Martin on What Doesn't Kill You

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