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Jamie Johansen

Alltech announces the addition of Dr. Dulmelis DG Sandu as a poultry technical support services veterinarian. Based in Georgia, Sandu will work closely with the Alltech sales team, feed partners and customers across the United States. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association and Tillamook County Creamery Association, …

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Jamie Johansen

Vermont Creamery and Land O’Lakes, Inc. have joined forces. Vermont Creamery will become an independently operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes. It will continue to produce its award-winning fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter and fresh dairy at the creamery in Websterville, Vermont. Farmers and other industry professionals have a new resource when searching for up-to-date information about manure …

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Jamie Johansen

Wyffels Hybrids, Inc. named Trista Thompson the company’s Media and Digital Communications Manager. Thompson brings 15 years of media planning, digital and social marketing experience to the company. She was most recently Director of Integrated Media for Osborn Barr. The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) welcomes Tom Strahm to the staff as commercial marketing director. Strahm’s responsibilities will include those principle …

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Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association and National Junior Hereford Association are offering five “mini” internships for college students interested in gaining experience in national show coordination at the 2017 Junior National Hereford Expo, July 15-21 in and Louisville, Ky. Tim Norsten, St. Paul, Minn., joined the Certified Hereford Beef staff March 6 as the Midwest regional brand manager and will work …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Todd Allen, a cattle feeder from Newton, Kan., has been elected 2017 President of CattleFax, one of several new officers elected at the 49th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 2, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. National Pork Board reaffirms its commitment to antibiotic stewardship with a live online broadcast event. Real Change: A Live Discussion of On-Farm Antibiotic …

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Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2017 Summer public policy intern as well as a semester law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is March 1, 2017. Elizabeth Kempel and Jill Uhe have joined the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative …

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Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 19-21, in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual conference will current business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry, its challenges and financial management practices that improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board …

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Jamie Johansen

During the 2017 American Sheep Industry Association Convention, New Mexico sheep producer Mike Corn, was elected the organization’s new president. Benny Cox (Texas) was voted to serve as vice president and Susan Shultz (Ohio) will serve as secretary/treasurer. The USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is delaying the effective date of a rule by 60 days, and extending …

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Jamie Johansen

Donnie Smith, Former CEO, with Tyson Foods, Inc., will be the opening keynote speaker at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), on June 19th. With Smith’s passion for leadership and his focus on feeding the world, he will engage RMC attendees as he discusses “Doing What’s Right,” and the positive influence it can have not …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year are now open. The program is open to juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine. 21 scholarships totaling …

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