AFIA Honors Members, Elects Leadership

carrie muehling

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored award winners and elected officers during its annual spring meeting in Orlanda, Fla. The organization named T.J. Biggs, director of technical services and quality assurance at Global Animal Products, its Member of the Year. The Member of the Year Award is presented to an AFIA member who exhibits outstanding support in achieving the …

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American Butter Institute: ‘Fake’ Butter is Mislabeled

carrie muehling

More plant-based products are entering the marketplace labeled as butter, and the dairy industry wants to put a stop to that practice. American Butter Institute Executive Director Tom Balmer said these products are mislabeled based on the standard of identity that exists for butter. “The butter standard of identity, which is the only federal food standard established by an act …

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Dairy Industry Recognizes Sustainability Winners

carrie muehling

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced its eighth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners during a May 8 ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. Through creative problem solving, this year’s winners addressed environmentally beneficial production practices, resource and energy reduction as well …

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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference Preview

chuck zimmerman

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (#ONE19) has some big name keynote speakers but the biggest is Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO, Alltech. I spoke with Mark to get a preview of this year’s conference. I’ve been attending this annual event since 2007 and it has continued to grow with an expectation of a record attendance this year according to …

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Fighting Fescue Toxicity

carrie muehling

The decrease in productivity caused by fescue toxicosis has been estimated to cost U.S. beef producers more than $2 billion per year due to reduced growth and diminished reproductive efficiency. At the recent Cattle Industry Conference and NCBA Trade Show, Alltech territory manager Klair Hartzold talked to us about how Alltech is focusing on prevention. Listen to Jamie’s interview with …

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How Alltech is Helping Develop Careers

carrie muehling

Tyler Thomas first learned about the Alltech Career Development Program during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and this year at #CattleCon19 he shared his testimony about the program and how it’s set him up for a future career in animal science. Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tyler here: Interview with Tyler Thomas, Career Development Program Participant 2019 Cattle Industry Convention …

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Why CRYSTALYX® is the Leading Brand of Supplements

carrie muehling

The CRYSTALYX® Brand has become a leader in supplements for the cow-calf industry for many reasons. The supplements are manufactured by Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley USA, with headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota and production facilities in South Dakota, Texas and Kentucky to allow for reliable, consistent distribution of CRYSTALYX® products. Nutritionist Jill Larson provides an overview of the …

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Alltech Spotlights Bio-Mos at #CattleCon19

carrie muehling

Bio-Mos® is a unique product derived from a special strain yeast using a proprietary process developed by Alltech, which is incorporated into animal diets to support overall animal performance. Effective during all phases of growth, Bio-Mos is designed to feed the gastrointestinal tract, thereby maximizing performance and profitability. We learned more about how Bio-Mos works as a replacement for antibiotics …

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Bayer Explores the Future of Food

cindy zimmerman

The Bayer Agvocacy Forum yesterday explored the topic of how plant-based diets and cellular agriculture will impact the future of food. A diverse group – including a researcher, a professor, a cattleman and a cellular meat company representative – discussed the touchy subject of lab grown “fake meat.” Listen to the discussion between (LtoR) Lisa Lundy, Associate Professor, University of …

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American Lamb Board New Chair and Annual Report

cindy zimmerman

The American Lamb Board has elected a new chairman and released its 2018 Annual Report. Dale Thorne, a sheep producer from Michigan, has been elected chairman of the American Lamb Board (ALB). He is serving his second 3-year term on the Board, representing the lamb feeding sector. Thorne has previously served as ALB vice chairman, treasurer and chairman of the …

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