Animal Ag Bites 3/26

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  • The 2018 World Pork Expo will mark its 30th anniversary by presenting the world’s largest pork-specific trade show with more exhibit space and featuring more U.S. and international companies than ever before. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show takes place Wednesday, June 6, through Friday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Online registration is now open.
  • Directors of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have elected a new president and vice president. Brody Stapel, who farms at Double Dutch Dairy along Lake Michigan in Cedar Grove, Wis., was elected president at a meeting March 7. His election as president comes after John Pagel, who had been Edge’s president, passed away in late February as the result of a plane crash. The board also elected Todd Doornink as vice president. Doornink, who farms at Jon-De Dairy in Baldwin in northwestern Wisconsin, has been on the board since 2011.
  • Join Dr. Shelby Roberts, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Alltech Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, for a live webinar on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 ET, to take a closer look at calf gut health and the importance of nutrition during the first weeks of the calf’s life. Reserve a spot now via this link. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you can register via the link to receive the recording.
  • Award applications for the 12th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards now are being accepted. The 2019 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education. Find the application and nomination requirements here. Applications are due by June 1, 2018.
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