Mucosal Immunity from Aptimmune – Filling A Gap

Jamie Johansen

Filling a market void is what Aptimmune Biologics has done with their launch of Barricade. Since 1996 when the first PRRS hit the market there have been great successes. However, the disease continues to evolve and vaccine solutions have not kept up with the challenges the virus has brought to us. Dr. Bob Nordgren, Aix Bio Consulting, said in the …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Vaccine

Zoetis Introduces VFD Mobile App

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis has introduced a mobile app for use on smartphones, helping simplify the process of writing a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for AUREOMYCIN® (chlortetracycline) or AUREO S 700® (chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine) for their cattle clients. The app is available now for iOS (iPhone®) or Android™ phone operating systems. “Veterinarians now have the important responsibility of providing oversight and issuing VFDs for the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Apps, Feed, Nutrition, Zoetis

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal mucosal inactivated vaccine for PRRS, brings together the best concepts …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

#NFMS17 Showcases Deere’s New 5R Tractors

Kelly Marshall

Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator Selects Final 10

Jamie Johansen

A total of 183 startups from 38 countries applied to be a part of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The accelerator will commence with 10 startups that have been chosen to take part in a mentorship program for agri-business innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market. The accelerator …

Agribusiness, Alltech

The Farm Whisperer ~ Be Intentional With Your Future

Jamie Johansen

The legacy of the family farm or ranch is sacred. However, the preservation of that legacy is something few families like to talk about. During the Young Beef Leaders (YBL) session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Caterpillar, Inc. sponsored a speaker to get the converstation started. Dave Specht, author of The Farm Whisperer, has a …

Agribusiness, Animal AgCast, Audio, Beef, Education, Farming

Novus Hosts Next Gen Swine Nutritionist Council

Jamie Johansen

Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year upon recognizing that up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry need resources for non-company career development, professional skill training, think tanks and networking. Novus’s Dr. Yulin Ma came up with the idea and said, “After spending time talking to my …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

Alltech’s Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12% increase in feed production in 2016. Asia maintained its volume and accounts for approximately three-quarters of global production per Alltech’s 2016 Aquaculture Survey. These results are no surprise, but present a new set of challenges. Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives and engagement for Alltech, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Fish, Food, Nutrition

New Holland Rolabar Rakes Celebrates 50 Years

Jamie Johansen

Throughout 2017 New Holland Agriculture is celebrating 50 years of continuous production of their Rolabar Rakes. I have spent many summers pulling one of these around making windrow after windrow and was eager to learn more about it’s success. George Rigdon, New Holland hay tool marketing manager, said, “We were the first in grassland farming as a brand. At one …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Equipment, Forage, Hay, NCBA, New Holland

The Cargill Buying Experience

Jamie Johansen

The many customer experiences were showcased in the Cargill booth during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Mollie Dreibrodt serves as the marketing communications lead in beef for Cargill’s animal nutrition and walked me through how they serve cattle producers both big and small. “No matter the type of beef cattle operation you have, we’ve got you …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cargill, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition