Animal Ag Bites 10/16

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On January 17 and 18, 2018 dairy farmers will attend the Dairy Strong conference and trade show in Madison, Wisconsin.  Those who register before November 1, 2017 can attend for free. The National Pork Board is celebrating a new song titled Porkchop by recording artist Cowboy Troy, American country rapper, Hick Hop innovator and songwriter currently traveling with Big & …

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Animal Ag Bites 10/9

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The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has released a new video discussing antiparasitic resistance in cattle, sheep, goats, and horses. Alltech has donated $90,000 of its slow-release urea, Optigen, to dairy farms impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Optigen provides a high-quality source of protein to give herds energy during times of environmental or production stress. The American Angus …

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Animal Ag Bites 10/2

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Seven decades after its founding, Sanderson Farms is proud to still be providing jobs in the United States.  They are currently the only Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Mississippi and have no plans to ever leave. Rachel Robinson from Kansas City, Missouri, has joined the American Angus Association as a senior communications specialist. The September Dairy Market Report is now …

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Animal Ag Bites 9/25

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The 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held December 7-9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Early registration ends October 31. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a safety communication concerning the use of Micotil 300 in cattle and sheep. If you haven’t registered for the 2017 Angus Convention November 4-6 in …

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Animal Bites 9/18

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Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) recently presented Dr. Dee Griffin with the Mentor of the Year Award as a result of his significant contributions to the bovine medicine industry and his commitment to mentoring the next generations of bovine veterinarians. Vermeer introducing the world’s first self-propelled round baler. Unveiled at Husker Harvest Days, the …

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Animal Ag Bites 9/11

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Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives that have contracts to sell 793,664 pounds cheese to Asia. Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program helps member cooperatives gain and maintain market share and expands the demand for U.S. dairy. The National Pork Board is pleased to announce this year’s four finalists for …

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Animal Ag Bites 9/4

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Findings from the beef checkoff-funded 2016 National Market Cow and Bull Beef Quality Audit will be shared with media at a web broadcast featuring the study’s principal investigators on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. MT (3 p.m. CT). To register for the webinar, contact Jesse Fulton at jfulton@beef.org for an email invitation. The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/28

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The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is welcoming Taylor Evans of Denver, Colorado, to their staff as member and youth programs coordinator. Evans began his role on August 14, 2017, and will work directly from the AGA headquarters office in Broomfield, Colorado. Jennifer Kopanke has been selected for the 2017 Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship of $3,000.  Kopanke is a veterinary student …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/21

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Nath Morris has been promoted  to executive vice president- expo for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).  He has served as vice president- expo and before that as IPE sales director. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council gave the 2017 safety awards to 147 chicken and turkey facilities at their recent conference in Destin, Florida.  The awards were …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/14

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This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar, sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, will be held October 5-6, 2017 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting applications for their Marketing Ambassador Program that combines social media and the cattle industry.  Applications are due Tuesday, August 29th. …

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