Bavaria Offers Natural Antimicrobial Option in Livestock

Jamie Johansen

The danger of overuse of antibiotics to promote growth in livestock has become a major concern to farmers, health workers, scientists and the general public. One solution is found in nature. Organosulphured compounds in plants in the Allium family, such as garlic and onions, have natural antimicrobial activity that provides benefits comparable to antibiotics without the risk they pose. Bavaria …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Livestock

Agrikua’s Gender Equality Project = 1st at #YouthAgSummit

jamie johansen

Last week, I was given the opportunity to attend the 2017 Youth Ag Summit organized by Bayer Crop Science. Never have I ever attended such a motivating and uplifting agricultural event. 100 youth from 18-25 gathered in Brussels, Belgium to tackle some of the worlds leading issues in agriculture. During the Summit, delegates worked across the week in groups of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Youth, Youth Ag Summit

John Deere Introduces New HarvestLab™ 3000

Jamie Johansen

To help beef and dairy producers more accurately and quickly measure certain nutrient values of the forages they’re harvesting and feeding their livestock, John Deere is introducing the new HarvestLab™ 3000. John Deere HarvestLab 3000 uses Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to evaluate constituent characteristics such as moisture, dry matter, protein, starch, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) or acid detergent fiber (ADF). Results …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Forage, John Deere

Dairy Woman of the Year Shares Checkoff Goals

Pennsylvania dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey is being honored at the 2017 World Dairy Expo as this year’s Dairy Woman of the Year. Marilyn and her husband live about an hour west of Philadelphia on his family’s dairy farm, just 40 minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay. They milk 850 registered Holsteins. Hershey also serves as Vice Chair of Dairy Management, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Enter The Great Green Getaway Sweepstakes

jamie johansen

If you are at the 2017 World Dairy Expo and raise at least 50 head of dairy cattle you will want to stop by the Alltech and KEENAN booth #3201. Ireland is known as “the land of a thousand welcomes,” and staying true to its roots, Alltech is upholding the tradition of Irish hospitality by launching The Great Green Getaway. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Building Trust Key For U.S. Dairy Industry

Industry representatives at the 2017 World Dairy Expo are focused on building trust with both domestic consumers and those in potential export markets. Twenty years of farmer funded nutrition research showing that milk fat does not have a negative health impact has resulted in domestic cheese sales hitting an all-time high when it comes to per capita consumption. Consumption of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, USDEC, World Dairy Expo

GROWMARK Announces 2018 Essay Contest Theme

For the past 25 years, GROWMARK has challenged students to think creatively about the future of agriculture and how cooperatives can continue to thrive and contribute to the industry through an annual essay contest. This year’s 2018 GROWMARK Essay Contest asks students “How can cooperatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?” All high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, FFA, GROWMARK

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

jamie johansen

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, Technology, Video

Cargill Expands Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Cargill has closed on its agreement to purchase the assets of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business, including seven feed mills and its portfolio of products, brands and customer and supplier relationships. The other segments of Southern States Cooperative’s business – retail, farm supply, energy, and agronomy – are not part of the transaction. “The combination of CFN U.S. and …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition

DSM Introduces Hy•D® for Swine in U.S. Market

Jamie Johansen

DSM has introduced Hy•D® to the U.S. marketing optimizing the genetic potential within in sow herds, and improving the overall nutrition status and profitability. Hy•D is a proprietary metabolite of vitamin D, 25-OH-D3 that supplements vitamin D3. Adding 25-OH-D3 directly into the diet is highly beneficial to animal health and productivity. Hy•D is consistently and efficiently absorbed by the animal, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Swine