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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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Animal Ag Bites

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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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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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association has announced that ROF Time Is Money 311A ET was named supreme champion bull for the second year at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) in Harrisburg, Pa. The champion Hereford female, LCC TG Be My Merry Time 7B, earned the reserve supreme honor. Cody McKinley has been hired by the National Pork Producers Council as …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Will Hoenike has joined United Dairymen of Idaho as a consumer confidence manager. In addition to promoting the state’s dairy industry through events and publicity, Hoenike will manage the organization’s website and social media presence. In other Idaho dairy news: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Kim Korn to serve a three-year term on the National Dairy Promotion and Research …

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Jamie Johansen

Enter to win the National Anthem Singing Contest, hosted by the NCBA. Those 18 years of age or younger and related to an NCBA, ANCW or CBB member are eligible to enter a chance to sing during the Opening General Session, as well as the Thursday night event on the USS Midway, at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention. The American …

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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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