Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen


  • The Animal Ag Alliance has welcomed the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association (TSGRA) as a new member. TSGRA promotes and advocates production agriculture throughout Texas and the United States.
  • A new book commemorating Select Sires Inc.’s golden anniversary is now available. The Elevation of An Industry: 50 Years of Select Sires Helping the Cattle Industry Reach New Heights follows the story of how Select Sires grew from four cooperatives in three states to the worldwide industry leader it is today.
  • Zoetis would like to honor five pig caregivers with the Honoring Caregivers award for their contributions to the pork industry. Amilcar Duarte, KMAX Paradise Pork in Austin, MN; John Finn, HC Feeders Inc. in New Hampton, Iowa; Marian Lehman, Country View Family Farms in Bloomsburg, PA; Tim Morgan, AMVC in Audubon, Iowa; Dan Reetzke, PIC USA, Inc. in KY.
  • American Hereford Association reports a total of 195 Hereford production sales with field representatives during the fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31. Bull sales averaged $6,882, up nearly $1,800 per head; and females average $5,358, up more than $700 per head. They reported 75,988 registrations (a 6% increase) and 44,424 transfers (a 10% increase) with 104,216 cows on inventory.
Animal Bites