Animal Ag Bites 8/19

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The overall economic impact of Wisconsin’s dairy industry is bigger than ever, according to new research conducted by the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dairy continues to lead Wisconsin agriculture, the new report shows, generating nearly half of Wisconsin’s annual industrial agricultural revenue – and represents 16.4% of the state’s total. To see the full report, visit WisconsinDairy.org/impact. The American Feed Industry …

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Ag Media Summit Awards

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Ag Media Summit is the annual awards extravaganza for LPC and AAEA. AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network, handed out communications awards for writing, design, mar-com, photography, digital and social media, in addition to the Lifetime Achievement and Andy Markwart Horizon awards. Jim Patrico and Jo Ann Alumbaugh were honored for their career achievements, and Cassie Yontz with Charleston-Orwig received the …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/12

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Dairy farmers can now quickly and conveniently analyze their milk component efficiency using a new online calculator from Cargill that can be accessed at www.cargilldairydreams.com/calculator. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announces the release of the U.S. poultry industry’s first-ever report quantifying antimicrobial use on broiler chicken and turkey farms. The new report shows dramatic reductions of turkey and broiler chicken …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/5

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Zoetis has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab at CSU that will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies – paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals. The new 3,000-square-foot Zoetis Incubator Research Lab will operate at the Research Innovation Center on CSU’s Foothills Campus starting in …

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Trump Announces Deal to Expand U.S. Beef Exports to EU

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President Donald J. Trump congratulated members of the nation’s beef cattle industry Friday as the United States and the European Union signed an agreement that is expected to nearly triple the duty-free access for high quality U.S. beef exports to Europe. . “This is a tremendous victory for American farmers, ranchers, and, of course, European consumers because American beef is …

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NCBA Launches Cattlemen’s Call Podcast

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a new podcast this week during the 2019 Summer Business Meeting to focus on the stories and producers that make the beef industry great. “Cattlemen’s Call,” hosted by Montana rancher and farm broadcaster Lane Nordlund, will provide an inside look at the issues cattle producers are facing while sharing the stories of their lives …

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Companies Partner to Expand Corn Hybrid Choices

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Benson Hill Biosystems has entered into a partnership with Brownseed Genetics, a Wisconsin-based seed breeder of new corn hybrids that are higher in both oil content and essential amino acids. The new Brownseed hybrids, developed through conventional breeding methods, yield about 9 percent corn oil – nearly triple the normal production – and are rich in the amino acids lysine …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/29

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The Manure Challenge, organized by Yield Lab Institute with guidance from the World Wildlife Fund, Newtrient, and the Dairy Farmers of America, brings together the expertise of many eminent public, for profit, and non-for-profit leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds to support interest and investment in the manure management sector. The following organizations have joined the effort as sponsors: …

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USDA Officials Provide Details of Support Package for Farmers

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and other agency officials today announced further details of the $16 billion package “aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.” In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/22

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Ariana Negreiro was recently selected as the Vita Plus dairy nutrition and management fellowship student at Michigan State University. Negreiro is the sixth student to participate in the program. PMI announces the addition of Kevin DeHaan, Ph.D., to its team as a regional account sales manager. In this role, DeHaan will provide technical support to cattle producers and feedlot managers …

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