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Jamie Johansen

BioZyme® Inc., manufacturers of Amaferm®, VitaFerm®, Sure Champ® and other proprietary, natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, recently hired Joshua Brockman of Montgomery, TX as Show Products Marketing and Growth Coordinator. Charles Clark, Keldron, South Dakota, was inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame posthumously for 2016. Checkout BEEF Magazine’s second annual Seedstock 100 …

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Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council has hired Cally Fix as director of Industry Resource Development, a position that works primarily with NPPC’s Pork Alliance membership in recruitment, retention and sales. The Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) is a premier leadership experience for American Angus Association® members that provides a look into the entire beef supply chain, while enhancing participant knowledge of …

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Jamie Johansen

The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company has elected Juan R. Luciano as a new member, effective February 1, 2016. Luciano is chief executive officer and president of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), and a member of the ADM board of directors. College students with an interest in the livestock business should consider applying for a summer internship …

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Jamie Johansen

You can now download the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention (CIC) & NCBA Trade Show app to personalize and plan your agenda, take notes, mark favorites and much more. Search CIC-NCBA in the Apple App or Google Play store. The 23rd Cattlemen’s College, sponsored by Zoetis and conducted by the NCBA, will be held in conjunction with CIC & NCBA Trade …

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Jamie Johansen

Tom Colyer, Gwendolyn Kitzan, Martin Auza, and Jeffrey Oatman have been appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to serve on the American Lamb Board. Each appointee will serve a three-year term, effective January 2016. The Board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer and three first handlers. The International Brangus Breeders Association Annual Meeting is …

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Jamie Johansen

Ryan Bennett has been promoted to Senior Director of Industry & Environmental Affairs for the National Milk Producers Federation. In this position, Bennett will focus on two critical areas of growing interest to NMPF members: animal care and environmental issues. Commercial Angus producers Maxine and Jason Davis from Antone Ranch in Mitchell, Ore., took home a brand-new Cat® 262D Skid …

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Jamie Johansen

The American Angus Association® announced new members and officers elected to its Board of Directors during the 132nd Annual Convention of Delegates in Overland Park, Kan. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are: James Coffey of Hustonville, Ky.; Chuck Grove of Forest, Va.; Mike McCravy of Bowdon, Ga.; Don Schiefelbein of Kimball, Minn.; and Mick Varilek of Geddes, S.D. …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Ground will be broken at Purdue University on Nov. 6 for two buildings that will equip faculty, staff and students with the latest technology to help them meet increasing need for innovation in animal sciences research and education. Brookside Agra recently expanded its sales team with the addition of Tim Nelson, Director of Ag Sales – North Region. In this …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) announced that Terisa Abrahams will serve as their new office operations coordinator. Prior to joining the AGA staff, she was a senior recruiter for Weatherford Oil & Gas. Angus breeders are enjoying one of the most successful years on record, according to recently released figures from the American Angus Association. During fiscal year 2015, sale …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming the Hall of Animal Sciences and the Center for Experiential Learning – facilities scheduled to open in 2017 – for the Creighton Brothers founders and Land O’ Lakes. The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is hosting a commercially focused educational symposium, titled “Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup” on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Kansas City, …

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