Pastured Poultry Talk
About This Show
Hosted by Mike Badger, Pastured Poultry Talk aims to inspire pastured poultry producers to build better businesses, solve problems, and integrate new ideas by talking to farmers, entrepreneurs, and related professionals about their life, their work, their passions, and their chickens.
Most Recent Episode
PPT057: Interview with a USDA Scientist About Pastured Poultry Food Safety and (non)Pathogenic Bacteria
1 day ago
Dr. Michael Rothrock of USDA joins the show to discuss bacteria on pastured poultry. He overviews his research into the common food safety bacteria: campylobacter, salmonella, listeria, and E. Coli. He's not trying to figure out how pastured poultry compares to conventional poultry production. Rather, he's trying to figure out how "well" each individual farm is doing, and then work in the context of that farm. Not all bacteria has human health impacts, so it's vitally important to know what we're dealing with. In other words, not all salmonella is equal. And in Dr. Rothrock's research, he's setting out to identify as much bacteria as possible and then determine its type. Contact: Michael J. Rothrock Jr., Ph.D. Research Microbiologist USDA-ARS US National Poultry Research Center 706-546-3072 (office) Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsors: This podcast brought to you by Henlight, a fully automated solar powered lighting system for pastured egg flocks.
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