Animal Ag Bites 10/30

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  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released their fifth video in its media campaign to promote comprehensive tax reform. This latest video spotlights sixth-generation Florida rancher Cary Lightsey, who was forced to sell one of his family’s ranches to pay a death-tax bill after his father’s passing.
  • The dairy checkoff has awarded the $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Nora Faris, of the University of Missouri, and 12 $2,500 scholarships  to students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy.
  • The American Gelbvieh Association‘s third annual commercial cattlemen’s educational symposium titled Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will take place Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas.  Members of the beef industry are invited to attend for free; lunch will be served at noon.
  • Christine McCracken has been selected as Executive Director, Animal Protein of the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team.  Her position will cover the North American poultry and hog sector.
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