Animal Ag Bites

Lizzy Schultz

The American Angus Association invites cattlemen and women to register for the 2016 Angus Convention hosted Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted eight requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold). The organizations have contracts to sell 1.830 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, as well …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Angus Association hired Ladena Keuhn, a native of north central Missouri, to lead the member-driven organization’s human resource programs and initiatives. USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $275,000 for three new research grants at three institutions through the Board Research Initiative program. Recipients include: Analysis of Poultry Gasification Parameters for Elimination of Avian Flu Exposed Birds and …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

OK Foods hired two new team members to serve in executive roles. Brent Glasgow will serve as vice president of operations and Amy Szadziewicz will serve as vice president of quality and food safety. Glasgow and Szadziewicz will both join the OK Foods Executive Team. The XXV World’s Poultry Congress (WPC2016) will be held in Beijing September 5-9, 2016. The …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Meghan Connelly was recently selected as the Vita Plus dairy nutrition and management fellowship student from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She will gain experience in dairy nutrition and management consulting spanning three semesters and a summer. Dr. Rhonda Miller, Professor at Texas AM University, has begun her three-year term on the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Board of Directors …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Doug Wolf, a pork producer from Lancaster, Wis., and a past president and board member of National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), passed away suddenly this week. Wolf was a partner in Wolf L&G Farms LLC, which he ran with his wife Kris and son Shannon and family. The 8th annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition is set to kick …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced pork processor Moon Ridge Foods cut the ribbon on its flagship processing facility in Pleasant Hope, Mo. The project will create 160 new jobs and represents an investment of $54 million over the next two years. The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) announces Cassandra Garcia, Renton Wash., as the 2016-2017 Angus Ambassador, …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Angus Association and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) welcomed Dr. Stephen Miller as director of genetic research for the cattle industry’s leading genetic evaluation center. Miller will join the AGI team to lead the organization’s research and development efforts, and to further the innovative evaluation methods for the Association’s weekly National Cattle Evaluation and AGI clients. USPOULTRY’s 2016 Live …

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Animal Ag Bites

Lizzy Schultz

Stacy Fitzpatrick recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy specialist, where she will provide customized nutrition and management consulting to dairy producers in northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota, as well as offering dairy record analysis and cutting-edge technical expertise to help dairy producers meet their production goals. Joe and Susanne Bush of Gatesville, Texas, were recently recognized by the National …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Lizzy Schultz

Online registration is now open for the 2016 Angus Convention, held Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Reserve your place today! The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has announced that Kim Rounds will be joining the AGA staff full time as data services specialist, where she will assist members with DNA orders as well as all aspects of the AGA Online Registry …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association and Tillamook County Creamery Association who have contracts to sell 4.209 million pounds of Cheddar cheese and 1.986 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, North Africa, Oceania and South America. The product has been contracted …

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