Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Ag Alliance has welcomed the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association (TSGRA) as a new member. TSGRA promotes and advocates production agriculture throughout Texas and the United States. A new book commemorating Select Sires Inc.’s golden anniversary is now available. The Elevation of An Industry: 50 Years of Select Sires Helping the Cattle Industry Reach New Heights follows …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board announced that Dave Pyburn, DVM, has been named the new senior vice president of science and technology. Pyburn joined the Pork Checkoff staff in 2013 and was serving as assistant vice president in the Science and Technology department. BIOMIN has expanded its global production network with the opening of a production plant in Panama. The new …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, LLC has announced the addition of Karla Meinholz, DVM to their Professional Services Team. She will work together with other ANIMART team members to provide comprehensive animal health solutions to dairy producers. Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff, has hired Rex Martin as Senior Vice President of Owner Relations. Martin will be generating awareness of …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Diageo, the company behind the world’s top selling liqueur brand, Baileys, announces Ireland’s finest Holstein Friesian dairy cows with Laurelmore Duplex Impala EX 96 crowned the Diageo Baileys® Irish Champion, owned by John Barrett from Togher Co. Cork. Mark your calendars for the National Brahman Show & International Field Day. The event will take place Oct. 15-16, 2015 in College …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

James Herring will be honored with the Feeding Quality Forum (FQF) 2015 Industry Achievement Award. The Forum is co-sponsored by Zoetis, Roto-Mix, Purina Mills, Micronutrients, Feedlot magazine and Certified Angus Beef. Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of chicken on Delmarva, has promoted four employees to senior level positions within the company. They include Sylivia Nicholson, Evertt Brown, Scott …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Emmi Roth USA won big last week at the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition in Providence, RI, when its Roth’s Private Reserve was named Runner-Up to the Best of Show, capping off a total of five awards for Roth® cheeses at the contest. World Dairy Expo has welcomed Kristin Olson, Windsor, Wis., as Media Relations Manager. She will manage media …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) welcomed Angela Vesco to its staff as commercial marketing specialist. She will serve on the marketing team and spend her time traveling the country with special emphasis on visiting and assisting commercial bull customers. The judge of the 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow competition is Edward Griffiths from South Yorkshire. This is the …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Amanda Gibson has joined the United Dairymen of Idaho as the new manager of business development and processor relations. She will serve as a vital link between Idaho’s dairy farm families and the larger dairy industry supply chain, helping build demand and growing sales. Purina Animal Nutrition hired Dari Brown Ph.D., as the senior director of technical sales and marketing …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Micreos, a major supplier of bacteriophages in the U.S. market, has appointed Bert de Vegt as Managing Director of Micreos Food Safety and a member of Micreos management team. Following the evolution of the Allflex Group highlighted by the recent acquisitions of SCR (Israel) and SureFlap (USA), Brian Bolton has been named chief operating officer of the Allflex Group of …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, was named the recipient of the 14th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award to Ecker at the AHP Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. The Mexican Angus Association is hosting the World Angus Secretariat in mid-October that promises to feature the beautiful Mexican countryside alongside …

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