Animal Ag Bites 9/11

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Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives that have contracts to sell 793,664 pounds cheese to Asia. Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program helps member cooperatives gain and maintain market share and expands the demand for U.S. dairy. The National Pork Board is pleased to announce this year’s four finalists for …

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Animal Ag Bites 9/4

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Findings from the beef checkoff-funded 2016 National Market Cow and Bull Beef Quality Audit will be shared with media at a web broadcast featuring the study’s principal investigators on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. MT (3 p.m. CT). To register for the webinar, contact Jesse Fulton at jfulton@beef.org for an email invitation. The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/28

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The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is welcoming Taylor Evans of Denver, Colorado, to their staff as member and youth programs coordinator. Evans began his role on August 14, 2017, and will work directly from the AGA headquarters office in Broomfield, Colorado. Jennifer Kopanke has been selected for the 2017 Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship of $3,000.  Kopanke is a veterinary student …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/21

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Nath Morris has been promoted  to executive vice president- expo for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).  He has served as vice president- expo and before that as IPE sales director. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council gave the 2017 safety awards to 147 chicken and turkey facilities at their recent conference in Destin, Florida.  The awards were …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/14

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This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar, sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, will be held October 5-6, 2017 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting applications for their Marketing Ambassador Program that combines social media and the cattle industry.  Applications are due Tuesday, August 29th. …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/7

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Elanco celebrated the opening of their new autogenous poultry vaccine manufacturing facility in Winslow, Maine earlier this summer.  The new facility is dedicated to manufacturing customized inactivated vaccines for unique disease challenges. This month the National Young Farmers Coalition is hosting the Young Farmers Roundtables to provide an oppoturnity for members to express their needs to members of the House …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/31

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A new report from RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, “Foraging for Higher Prices” explores hay prices and the impact on dairies. Members and journalists may request a copy by contacting RaboResearch Report Requests/Media Inquiries, Sarah Kolell, at (816) 350-4811 or Sarah.Kolell@RaboAg.com. The July Dairy Market Report is ready for download from the National Milk Producers Federation website.  Indicators suggest milk prices have …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/24

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Jon Thompson is the new Strategic Account Manager for Ceva Animal Health’s swine division.  Thompson has most recently worked for Bayer Animal Health. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is inviting members to “Blaze a Trail” to the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention on January 31- February 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Registration will open October 2. Crystal Ripp will be returning to the …

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Animal Ag Bytes 7/17

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National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) brought veterinarians from around the country to Washington D.C. last week to educate members of Congress on the importance of pork industry issues. The team of 17 visited 34 representatives in two days, focusing on the 2018 Farm Bill and the establishment of a vaccine bank in the event of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. …

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Animal Ag Bites 7/12

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and 17 other food and agriculture organizations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on imports of steel and aluminum. The organizations are very concerned that such restrictions will boomerang against U.S. food and agriculture exports. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is …

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