Cooper Farms to Match Donations to Animal Ag Alliance

Jamie Johansen

Cooper Farms will match all donations made by individuals to the Animal Agriculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. Click “Donate Now” to make your contribution and after celebrating Thanksgiving with your family, you can celebrate Giving Tuesday with the Animal Agriculture Alliance. “As producers of turkey, pork and eggs, we value the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s role in bridging the …

Cow's Match WarmFront Milk Replacer Introduced

News Editor

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces Cow’s Match® WarmFront™ calf milk replacer, formulated with a unique combination of carbohydrates correctly balanced for when temperatures moderate. In warm weather conditions, calves’ energy requirements for maintenance are reduced. Transitioning to WarmFront™ calf milk replacer results in greater feed efficiency and bottom line potential. Cow’s Match®WarmFront™ calf milk replacer also provides the most …

Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Senate has formally confirmed the nomination of George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture. The final vote was 87 to 11. Agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and governor of Georgia, Perdue worked on the family farm in central Georgia andn will be only the fourth agriculture secretary who can claim to have been …

Water Markets 101

Jamie Johansen

Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists discussed the water transaction outlook, water policy trends and the role of public versus private investment in water markets. Mammoth Trading develops …

Kubota Introduces a New Entry-Level Hay & Cattle Tractor

Jamie Johansen

Meet Kubota Tractor’s latest member of the M-Series, the M6S-111 diesel tractor. The M6S-111 is an ideal solution for cattle producers seeking a single tractor suited for the full range of cattle and hay operations, loader work, mowing and more. “The M6S-111 tractor is designed for the small to mid-sized producer who values those important ‘big tractor’ luxuries and features, …

Alltech’s ONE17 to Showcase Barrier-breakers

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has finally announced their lineup of renowned keynote speakers for the 2017 ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. George Blankenship, former executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. will use his experience to provide unmatched insight into building and creating brand loyalty and awareness, competitive positioning in the market and what it takes to deliver superior customer care. …

1st Online Brand Registration Program

Jamie Johansen

Kelly Registration Systems (KRS), a leading provider of essential information and automation solutions to the agribusiness industry, released a new software program to manage cattle brands for state departments of agriculture and stockmen’s associations. The online registrations of brands is being implemented to manage Kansas’ livestock brand registrations. According to Dr. Justin Smith of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the …

Costco Expansion Builds Momentum for U.S. Beef in Korea

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that U.S. beef has built momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost since Costco recently began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100% U.S. product. The move follows a multi-year effort by the USMEF to persuade store managers that sales of U.S. beef would match or exceed Australian …

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Donnie Smith, Former CEO, with Tyson Foods, Inc., will be the opening keynote speaker at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), on June 19th. With Smith’s passion for leadership and his focus on feeding the world, he will engage RMC attendees as he discusses “Doing What’s Right,” and the positive influence it can have not …

Dairy Farm Families Support Super Bowl’s ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Jamie Johansen

Midwest Dairy Council is giving $250,000 to provide Fuel Up to Play 60 Super School Breakfast grants in support of schools serving breakfast outside the cafeteria to 52 communities across Minnesota during the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. Through funding from dairy farm families, the contribution will match other support to the Legacy Fund of the Minnesota …