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Cindy Snyder

Cindy Snyder is a freelance agribusiness writer based in Idaho.

ARTICLES

Safety

Creating a safety state of mind in your feed mill

Engaged management goes a long way in ensuring the success of safety programs
Feed mills with top safety records — in terms of both employee safety and feed quality — say it starts with a clear commitment from management. In other words, you have to walk the walk and talk the talk. In this article representatives from Southern States Cooperative, Hi-Pro Feeds and Wenger Feeds offer their advice for gaining employee buy-in.
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Training feed mill employees online to save money

Distance learning is here, and it’s not boring or expensive. In fact, you don’t even need high-speed Internet to use it.
Just a few years ago, online education was changing how colleges teach students. Now the movement is maturing into a model better described as distance learning, and it’s coming—soon—to your feed mill.
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Sustainability

How to speak to the public about sustainability

It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but many of the discussions have little in common.
How to speak to the public about sustainability Sustainability It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but many of the discussions have little in common. By Cindy Snyder Cindy Snyder is a freelance agribusiness writer based in Idaho. Dreamstime These days it seems tha
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¿Conviene automatizar los pedidos de alimento balanceado?

La automatización de pedidos de alimentos balanceados puede reducir errores y mejorar la eficiencia, pero como con todo, hay que considerar los pros y los contras.
El camión se dirige hacia una tolva de alimento en la granja y empieza a descargar, hasta que descubre que es la tolva equivocada, la granja equivocada o el alimento equivocado. Un error de este tipo puede resultar muy costoso tanto para el productor como para la planta de alimentos, pero ¿de quién es la culpa?
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New university feed mills to help industry find solutions

A feed mill building boom is underway at universities across the country and that is good news for commercial feed mill operators.
A wave of feed mill construction is underway at universities around the country. Auburn University officially opened its new feed mill in November 2012, Kansas State University expects to complete construction of its new mill in late April, and the University of California at Davis hopes to begin work on a new mill early in the fall of 2013.
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Is automated feed ordering right for you?

Automated feed ordering can reduce errors and improve efficiency, but as with anything, there are pros and cons to consider.
Automated feed ordering can reduce errors and improve efficiency, but as with anything, there are pros and cons to consider. Benefits such as flexibility, increased customer interaction, mobile apps and overall cost savings may make it the best choice for everyone in the end.
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Small animal feed

Diversifying with small animal feed

Market research and product differentiation has helped Standlee Hay succeed in the small companion pet food market.
Standlee Hay is best known for growing and marketing premium Western forages for the domestic market. The company also makes cubes and pellets for the large animal market. Market research and product differentiation has helped Standlee Hay succeed in the small companion pet food market.
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Feed transportation

Finding and keeping good feed truck drivers

Finding good truck drivers is getting to be harder and harder; that’s why holding on to those who make the cut is more important than ever.
Finding good truck drivers is getting to be harder and harder; that’s why holding on to those who make the cut is more important than ever.
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Aqua feed

Searching for affordable catfish feed

Squeezed by forces on several sides, the catfish industry is in desperate need of affordable feed options.
Squeezed by forces on several sides, the catfish industry is in desperate need of affordable feed options.
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Sustainability

Educating the public about feed production and sustainability

It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but a lack of knowledge by those outside of the industry is often muddling up the conversation.
 These days, feed manufacturers are increasingly finding themselves defending their industry in the midst of heated discussions about sustainability and how best to feed the world. Although it is not always easy to find the right words to explain the complex feed industry to the lay person, here are five points to remember next time someone complains about environmental degradation caused by the livestock and feed manufacturing industries.  
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