U.S. farmers are facing several challenges in 2012. In some parts
of the country, drought and generally dry weather is the major problem. On the
other hand, the USDA is reporting that El Nino and La Nina are creating warmer
water temperatures which may delay farmers from getting their crops in the
ground. With so many variables in play, what can one expect from the 2012 grain
harvest? Furthermore, what are the potential implications for animal feed?
A commodities consultant and a feed expert will address these and
After their presentation, the panel will also answer questions
posed by the moderator and by the live webinar audience.
This webinar is part of the 2012 WattAgNet
Webinar Series and is sponsored by AB Vista.
Weigel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and subsequently spent a
year on staff at the University of Florida. He then spent five years with
Savannah Sugar Foods and Industry and then 18 years with Archer Daniels Midland
where he was Vice President, Nutrition.
Weigel joined ExSeed Genetics, (now BASF Plant Science) in 1996. His primary
responsibilities included researching new and novel functional, nutritional and
quality traits for insertion into farm commodities such as corn, wheat, rice
and soy. He also provided technical assistance to the end-use community, training
the seed industry on value-enhanced commodities, product application to the food
sector and biofuel research. Weigel currently travels globally, consulting and
speaking about commodity price discovery and supply/demand issues as they
pertain to the corn sector.
Craig Wyatt obtained his Ph.D. in animal
nutrition from the University of Georgia in 1988. Following that he spent six
years as an assistant professor/poultry specialist in the animal science
department at Washington State University where his focus was alternative feed
ingredients and the interaction with feed enzymes in poultry and pigs.
Dr. Wyatt now has well over
20 years of experience in animal nutrition, with emphasis on alternative feed
ingredients and feed quality including the area of moulds and mycotoxins in
grain. He has worked extensively in the area of feed additives, especially on
the utilization of feed enzymes in monogastric diets. He joined AB Vista in
spring 2008. At AB Vista he is responsible for providing sales and technical
support to the company’s North American customers.
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