122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Food, food safety, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Turkey

Animal Ag Report from 2016 Taking Action for Animals

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report containing details and observations from The Humane Society of the United States’ Taking Action for Animals conference, held June 17 – 20 in Arlington, Va. “Part of the Alliance’s mission is to protect the industry from organizations like the HSUS that are focused on spreading misinformation about animal agriculture,” said Kay Johnson Smith, …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare

NCC Recommends Changes to Organic Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) released a statement recommending revision or clarification of several key aspects of the latest proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP) that intends to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. “NCC is concerned that the proposed rule imposes unreasonable costs and requirements of doubtful benefit on organic farmers, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, APHIS, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Organic, Policy, usda

NCBA Comments on Proposed Organic Marketing Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently submitted comments on the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices proposed rule, with NCBA President Tracy Brunner stating that voluntary agency marketing programs are not the place to codify animal production practices. “Organic programs are marketing programs and therefore not the place to prescribe animal welfare …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Beef, Cattle, Organic, Policy, usda

NPPC Opposes Proposed Welfare Policy Changes

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has released statements in response to two recently proposed policy changes related to animal welfare, and has called upon producers to take action against them, and in defense of the American farmers that could be seriously affected by the legislation. NPPC is encouraging pork producers to weigh in on the new organic animal welfare …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, HSUS, NPPC, Organic, Policy, usda

The Dog Lover Opens July 8 Nationwide

Lizzy Schultz

The Dog Lover, the first of a slate of movies produced by Lucas Oil Products CEO Forrest Lucas and ESX Entertainment in Hollywood, will air in select theaters nationwide starting July 8. The film features James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jason Blair, Sherry Stringfield, Christina Moore and Allison Paige, and promises audiences a dramatic thriller about an animal rights activist who …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Breeding, Company Announcement, Protect the Harvest

Te Pari Featured In Upcoming Innovations TV Episode

Lizzy Schultz

An upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show Innovations w/ Ed Begley Jr. will feature Te Pari Products Ltd (Te Pari), and aims to educate viewers about Te Pari’s mission to improve the safety and welfare of farming people and animals with its award winning Revolution Dosing Gun and scale system. The episode will air some time during the fourth …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Communications, Company Announcement

Global Pork Production Trends at #WPX16

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to pork production, start healthy to end strong. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) thoroughly believes that and hosted an educational seminar at the 2016 World Pork Expo completely dedicated to that concept. One expert to address attendees included Miguel Higuera, Spanish Swine Producers Association, who discussed how to best prepare and stay proactive with global trends. Europe …

Agribusiness, Animal Welfare, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Be the Next Face of Farming & Ranching

Jamie Johansen

You can be the next face to farming and ranching. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is looking for the next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching to tell their stories about how today’s food is grown and raised. The USFRA team was out in full force during the recent World Pork Expo and we caught up with them …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Ranches, USFRA, World Pork Expo

Animal Agriculture Education – It Works

Jamie Johansen

The control, prevention and eradication of diseases like salmonella, PRRS, E. coli and camppylobacter are all key factors to profitable production. Lance Barton, director of wean to finish and genetic services, Belstra Milling Co. spoke to attendees during a special session at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference sharing his work with Fair Oaks Farms and how their Pig Adventure focuses …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Disease, Education, Pig, Swine