Animal Ag Bites 2/19

  • The National Dairy FARM Program is now the first livestock animal care program in the world to be recognized internationally for its industry-leading animal welfare standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture affirmed this week that the program complies with the International Organization for Standardization Animal Welfare Management/General Requirements and Guidance for Organizations in the Food Supply Chain.
  • CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary at its annual business meeting, held in conjunction with the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention. Participants saw a video highlighting the history and progress of CattleFax. The organization also elected its 2018 officers during the meeting.
  • Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam will give attendees at the 2018 Stakeholders Summit a glimpse of how animal agriculture has evolved over the years while offering advice for those facing pressure to return to the old ways. The Summit, set for May 3-4, 2018, will be held at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
  • The American Sheep Industry Association Washington, D.C., Trip is scheduled for March 5-7, 2018. Attendees will once again stay at the Marriott Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard. Those interested in attending should consult with their state sheep association. Attendees will travel into the nation’s capital on Monday, March 5, before meeting with representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the following day. Time that afternoon and the morning of March 7 will be reserved for visiting with congressional leaders. For more information, visit or email Chase Adams at
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