CoBank Report for U.S. Protein in 2016

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CoBank, an agribusiness lender, released a new research report stating they believe indicators point to animal protein supplies moving toward a state of equilibrium, with protein stocks more in line with overall levels of demand. I spoke with Trevor Amen, animal protein economist with CoBank, to learn more about how the report will impact producers. “The overall focus of this …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Markets, Pork, Poultry, Price

Alltech ONE Symposium Promises to Inspire

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Last year, Alltech’s Rebelation symposium offered the industry an unprecedented opportunity for global collaboration by hosting programs, discussions, and information sessions with some of the worlds greatest innovators. This year’s symposium is called ONE, and it promises to be even more unforgettable. ONE is a forum, hosted by Alltech, for industry professionals to discuss world-changing ideas with other industry leaders …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Events, Industry News, International, Marketing

Adding Beef Facts to Producer Tool Belt

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Cattle nutritionist for Zoetis, Dr. Gary Sides, spoke to producers during the Cattle Industry Convention’s Cattlemen’s College on modern agriculture in a culture of Facebook. There he discussed government, environmental and cultural issues that affect beef consumption and the cattle industry and I sat down with him to learn more. It is old news that our industry is constantly under …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Zoetis

BIVI Talks Cattle Health Concerns

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Dr. John Davidson, Professional Services Vet for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), played a central role in this year’s Cattle Industry Convention by giving several presentations on cattle health trends at the Convention’s Learning Lounge. A major discussion point this week was Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), which has begun to raise concerns among veterinary professionals, as the disease is becoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Vaccine, Veterinary

Five Years of Alltech’s Global Feed Survey

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Alltech has released the data from its 5th consecutive Global Feed Survey, an annual report that outlines an estimate of the world’s feed tonnage and trends to date. The survey contains data from 131 countries around the world, and is intended to serve as an industry resource for the coming year. “The UN came to us five years ago and …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Feed, International, IPPE

Zoetis Genomics Tests Enhance Beef Production

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Zoetis is continuing to use genetics and genomics to enable producers to more affordably and accurately predict genetic merit of registered Angus animals, with technology that offers Angus breeders and commercial cow-calf producers unprecedented opportunities for success down the road. The company offers two genomics tests through Angus Genetics Inc. Both the HD 50K and i50K tests offer the most …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Zoetis

BIVI’s Commitment to BQA Education

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The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) have been strong supporters of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and that confidence in the program has led them to sponsor another free-certification period — from now through April 15. The announcement was made during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and I caught up with BIVI’s Director …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Education, Livestock, NCBA

EPNIX Feedlot Program from Alltech

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Alltech has launched EPNIX, a new feeding program to give cattle producers a competitive advantage in the feedyard. The animal health company debuted the program during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and I spoke with Dr. Vaughn Holder, beef research project manager at Alltech, to take in what EPNIX will provide feeders across the country. “EPNIX is the combination of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Feed, NCBA, Nutrition

ASA Connects With Poultry Producers

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The American Soybean Association (ASA) made an appearance at the 2016 International Production and Processing expo (IPPE), taking the time to meet several of the soybean industry’s major customers from the poultry industry. Steve Yoder, a soybean farmer from Altha, Florida, and the director of the ASA was on hand for an interview during the expo, and discussed the organization’s …

Ag Group, Audio, avian flu, IPPE, Poultry, soybeans

Producers – The Face of the Beef Industry

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On the business side of the recent Cattle Industry Convention, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board elected new leadership. Anne Anderson, a cattle producer from Austin, Texas, will serve as the Board’s new chairman and I sat down with her to learn more about her goals and aspirations for the coming year. “One of the goals I have for the Board is …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, NCBA