Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen


  • The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 19-21, in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual conference will current business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry, its challenges and financial management practices that improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming.
  • The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board of Directors has elected members of the 2017 Executive Committee. Carl Wittenburg, President and Founder of Protein Alliance, Inc., was elected chairman and Jeff Sveen, Chairman of the Board for Dakota Provisions, as vice-chairman. Glenn Leitch, President of Jennie-O Turkey Store, as secretary-treasurer and John Reicks, Vice President of Internal Operations for Tyson Foods, Inc., will stay on as Immediate Past Chairman.
  • The family of Pat Goggins has provided a $11,750 gift, creating the Pat Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund. Goggins was a publisher, columnist, auctioneer, livestock market owner, real estate broker and longtime Angus breeder from Billings, Mont. Angus Foundation scholarship applications are now available online and are due May 1.
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