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

The Alltech Idea Man Highlights #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Fly Farms to Provide Alternative Protein for Animal Feeds

Jamie Johansen

What…A fly farm? Yep that’s right, AgriProtein has partnered with Christof Industries to build up to 25 fly farms a year up-cycling organic waste into insect protein for animal feeds. This is quite an interesting concept. Do you think we will see fly protein in local feed stores anytime soon? Using a high-tech blueprint developed with Christof Industries, AgriProtein plans …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition

Agrivida Receives Funding for Feed Additive Enzyme

Kelly Marshall

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology which uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme for use with poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle. “TechAccel and Iowa …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed

Zoetis Offers Tips for a Healthy Spring Transition

Lizzy Schultz

Farms across America are inching closer to the warmer weather of springtime, and cattle health is especially important during seasonal transitions. Dr. Blaine Corners, PhD, Senior Nutritionist with Zoetis, sat down with our Jamie Johansen during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to give some nutrition tips for producers as they begin to move into the spring …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition, Zoetis

Boehringer Ingelheim Talks Merial Acquisition

Kelly Marshall

Boehringer Ingelheim had a strong presence at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Not only did AgWired’s Jamie Johansen find them sponsoring the media room, they also sponsored the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and support the Stockmen and Stewardship program. It’s the right thing for producers, cattle, and ultimately the consumer Steve Boren, Boehringer Ingelheim executive …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, NCBA

Alltech’s Focus on Calf Immunity

Jamie Johansen

Alltech hosted a Calf Immunity Forum full of experts discussing the latest strategies and newest technologies for a profitable calf immunity program during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Scours, pathogen build-up, bad weather and other challenges can hurt your cattle and your bottom line. Alltech’s trademark technology, BIO-MOS, has been on the market for over 20 …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Cattle, Nutrition