Animal Ag Bites 7/15

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Improving cow health and production was a common theme of the recent 2019 American Dairy Science Association conference, held in Cincinnati. Researchers from around the globe convened to present findings from recent studies; among them, eight teams presented research specific to Phibro Animal Health Corporation nutritional products, offering a scientific basis and practical advice for integrating the products into feeding …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/8

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USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference will focus on effective leadership, professional communication and mental health and wellness to assist women leaders with challenges and develop skills for becoming more successful leaders. The Conference, held Aug. 15-16 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida, will include professional women from all levels of the industry who will provide …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/1

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The Equine Science Society recognized Carey Williams, Ph.D., an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, for her professional achievements in the equine industry on June 6 at the 2019 ESS Symposium in Asheville, N.C. The Equine Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association as part of its ongoing awards program, which dates back to 1948. The …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/24

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Almost a million pounds of pork, or nearly 3.2 million servings, were donated by U.S. pig farmers during 2018, according to data compiled by the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council. New University of Illinois research, supported by Phibro Animal Health Corporation, demonstrates the benefits of a fully acidified, high-calcium diet for dairy cows. A Facebook Live …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/17

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National Beef Packing Company, LLC now owns the Iowa Premium beef processing facility located in Tama, Iowa. This transaction enables National Beef to expand its beef processing operations into the State of Iowa and add over 850 employees to the National Beef family. The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/10

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Revisions to the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus 4.0 are now effective. The updated program reflects pork producers’ commitment to continuous improvement and features two training options – first-time and recertification. The Pork Checkoff, in collaboration with the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred – the nation’s largest youth swine organizations – led an industry panel on biosecurity and farm …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/3

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The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Emily Barge as communications and marketing manager to support the work of both the Center and the Center for Dairy Excellence of Pennsylvania. Isaac Clements, a senior at Penn State University, also joined the Center as an education and communications intern. The National Pork Board released its latest findings from the comprehensive Insight …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/28

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USPOULTRY’s 2019 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will offer a look at industry updates, best practices, biosecurity challenges and other topics related to chick quality. The annual Clinic, sponsored by USPOULTRY, will be held July 9 – 10, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. The National Pork Producers Council is among agriculture groups applauding the Trump administration’s trade relief package …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/20

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The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin marketing team took home a Gold award for their Wisconsin Cheese brand activation at the 2019 Association of National Advertiser’s REGGIE Awards competition. Wisconsin Cheese was recognized for superior brand marketing along with some of the biggest brands in the world including Oreo, Coca-Cola, Cheetos, and Taco Bell. Their winning campaign was The World’s Longest …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/13

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With research confirming that swine viruses can be transmitted through feed and feedstuffs, new studies are looking at how to prevent the spread of foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever, via these vehicles. Based on new research, the Swine Health Information Center, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians …

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