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  • The new line of Eggland’s Best Chicken Food and Chick Food features the same wholesome, all-vegetarian formula used by EB egg farmers. The formula consists of premium ingredients rich in 15 vitamins and minerals that helps hens be healthier and of course results in healthier eggs too. Multiple varieties will be available for both chickens and chicks, including a USDA certified organic option made with Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients.
  • Y-TEX Corporation has announced the launch of its new Y-Tags One-Piece Ear Tagging System for beef and dairy cattle. Featuring 100% PureLaser permanent imprinting and the unique Surgi-Tip self-piercing tip, Y-Tags represent a major advancement in one-piece ear tagging technology.
  • Five Novus poultry scientists will present their research January 29-30, 2018 at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, Georgia in advance of the annual International Production and Processing Expo. For presentation details and abstracts visit www.novusint.com/events/IPPE2018.
  • For the first time in more than 15 years, a horse has become a repeat racing world champion. That horse is Ted Abrams’ homebred Jessies First Down, who is honored as the 2017 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse.
  • CattleFax has introduced its Cow-Calf Survey, sponsored by Ritchie Waterers. Information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable information regarding industry benchmarks and trends. By completing the survey and submitting a valid email address, participants will also be entered into a drawing to win a free CattleFax Membership. Access the survey here. The deadline is Feb. 23, 2018.
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be a featured speaker at the 22nd World Meat Congress, taking place May 30-June 1, in Dallas, Texas. Perdue will address participants on Thursday morning, May 31, during the “Global Politics of Food” session.
  • The January Dairy Market Report shows that for all of 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates an average U.S. all-milk price of $17.65/cw. In terms of the extremes of the past 10 years, this will be $4.85 higher than the average price in 2009 and $6.35 lower than during 2014. Find there entire report here.
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