Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen


  • The American Angus Association hired Ladena Keuhn, a native of north central Missouri, to lead the member-driven organization’s human resource programs and initiatives.
  • USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $275,000 for three new research grants at three institutions through the Board Research Initiative program. Recipients include: Analysis of Poultry Gasification Parameters for Elimination of Avian Flu Exposed Birds and Manure, University of Iowa; Euthanasia of Recently Hatched Chicks and Poults, University of Georgia; and Euthanasia of Recently Hatched Neonates, Texas A&M University.
  • National Pork Producers Council will hold their Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Sept. 14. Producers will lobby congressional lawmakers on issues of importance to the U.S. pork industry, including urging them to vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, to weigh in against a rule from the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration related to the buying and selling of livestock and to set up and fund a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank.
Animal Bites