Animal Ag Bites 6/11

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  • McDonald’s USA presented Cargill Protein’s Egg Team with the 2017 U.S. Supplier of the Year award at its Lake Odessa, Mich., and Mason City, Ia., egg processing facilities on Friday, June 1. As a McDonald’s supplier for nearly 25 years, Cargill was selected for the U.S. Supplier of the Year award for its leadership in supporting the launch and execution of McDonald’s “All Day Breakfast,” and pledging to supply 100 percent cage-free eggs for dedicated supply by 2025.
  • USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved approximately $500,000 in funding for five new research grants at five institutions through the Board Research Initiative program. The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. The committee evaluates research proposals to determine their value to the industry and then makes recommendations to the boards for funding.
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of six members to serve on the National Pork Board. More information about the board is available on the AMS National Pork Board webpage and on the National Pork Board website.
  • Missed a speaker or want to watch a replay of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference? The Alltech Idea Lab gives you the chance to hear talks from the inspiring leaders and future thinkers from ONE18. Access to the Alltech Idea Lab is complimentary, requiring only registration. Plenary sessions are now available. Interactive focus sessions will be available for viewing on June 29. Sign up now at http://ideas.alltech.com.
  • Allflex Livestock Intelligence, an Antelliq brand, is pleased to introduce the SenseTime Beef cow monitoring solution. This new monitoring solution designed exclusively for beef cattle farms delivers actionable information on the reproduction, health, and wellbeing status of individual cows and groups. A smart and modular solution, SenseTime Beef supports both AI and natural breeding farms (cow-calf operations), for both penned and grazing cows.
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