Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Kelli Retallick has served as the data services coordinator for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) for more than a year and has recently accepted the position of director of member programs. The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council has re-elected Steve Peterson as chair of their board of directors. Peterson, of Peterson Farms and former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, will …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

John DeVos has been named general manager of Ralco International. DeVos provides Ralco with significant executive experience that enhances the company’s focus on development of international markets. Ralco is a multinational company and provider of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop enhancement products. Cargill Animal Nutrition has established a new Technology Application Center (TAC) in Yakapınar, Izmir, Turkey to …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

National Pork Board have selected Kincannon & Reed to conduct a national search for the organization’s open position of chief executive officer. For confidential consideration as a candidate, or to suggest a prospective candidate, please contact Jon Leafstedt, Jim Gerardot or Ed Yuhas with Kincannon & Reed at national-pork-board-CEO@krsearch.net. Jenny Bohac joined the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) as the …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has promoted Takemichi Yamashoji to the position of Japan director. Yamashoji has been with USMEF since 1999. As director of USMEF’s Japan operations, he will now be responsible for managing market development programs for U.S. pork and beef, identifying emerging opportunities for U.S. exporters, monitoring regulatory and public policy proceedings and evaluating economic trends …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Brad Bean of Gillsburg, Miss., a dairyman who also produces corn, sorghum and timber, was re-elected to the Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) Board of Directors, and Betty Flores of Laredo, Texas and former mayor, was reappointed to the board of the cooperatively owned bank, which is headquartered in Austin. Lindsey Grimes, Nutrition Coordinator at BioZyme, Inc., has been …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

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 …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

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 …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

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 …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

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 …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

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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