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  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of five members to serve on the American Lamb Board. A list of board members is available on the AMS American Lamb Board webpage.
  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has also announced the appointment of three members to serve on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors. Additional information can be found on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Website at
  • Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company announced the launch of its U.S. Salmonella 360 platform at the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo. Salmonella 360 is an innovative, holistic approach to Salmonella control which utilizes food safety resources and experience from across the poultry industry.
  • As interest in phytogenics, commonly defined as plant-based feed additives, has grown in the United States, Delacon recognizes a need for education around the role of phytogenics in nutrition. In late 2017, Delacon launched the “Guts to Grow” marketing platform, urging livestock and poultry producers to consider phytogenics in their approach in a post-AGP, and increasingly antibiotic-free, era. For more information, visit
  • Angus Genetics, Inc. has announced the release of two new foot score research EPDs, the first of its kind in the U.S. for beef cattle. For more information about foot score guidelines, click here. You also can find the How to Foot Score video here.
  • The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 17-20, in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The registration fee is $425 per person through March 23 and increases to $475 beginning March 24. No refunds after March 30. A registration form and a detailed list of events are available at
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