Farm4Profit Podcast

Benefits of Microbials in Livestock

Episode Summary

Pretty sure we just found our new favorite doctor! Dr. Lisa Marotz joins us from Native Microbials to teach us the effects microbes can have on livestock production. We discuss a lot of beef cattle and diary applications, but there is promise on the horizon for many kinds of livestock. Listen in to learn right along side us on this show!

Episode Notes

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Native Microbials - Purpose built microbial solutions for your animal, from your animal.

Lisa Marotz, PhD

Microbiome Scientist, Native Microbials

Lisa obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego in 2020. During her graduate research she developed novel protocols and computational tools to elucidate complex microbial communities through next-generations sequencing which led to more than 20 peer-reviewed publications. After graduating she spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow where she focused on scaling up rapid qPCR testing at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the microbial communities co-associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Lisa joined Native Microbials in early 2021 where she designs and analyses both commercial and academic studies to validate novel dairy cow endomicrobials.

Who is Native Microbials 

We have talked with BW Fusion about microbes in crop production, but Why use microbials in livestock?

What ways can microbials be delivered to animals or livestock?

What animals can microbials work for?

How can feeding microbials to livestock increase profitability?

What types of things can microbials achieve in livestock?

How do you go about discovering what is going to work for each animal?

What is the best advice you have every been given?