AgriClear – Online Platform for Cattle Buyers, Sellers

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AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service just opened. AgriClear offers cattle producers a new way to do business with important benefits for both buyers and sellers, including assured payment for cattle delivered at the terms negotiated. By joining the AgriClear community, marketers will now …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Company Announcement

Global Business Panel on COOL

Cindy Zimmerman

With the World Trade Organization Wednesday to hear formal requests from Mexico and Canada to retaliate against the United States over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat products, a Global Business Dialogue panel at the National Press Club Tuesday was very timely. The panel, which was sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council, featured representatives from both countries discussing …

Audio, Beef, COOL, Government, NPPC, Pork

Trade Top Priority for NPPC

Jamie Johansen

Ken Maschhoff, The Maschoffs, Inc. and VP of the National Pork Producers Council, was on hand during the World Pork Expo to talk all things vital to the pork industry. I picked his brain on trade and other policy issues impacting swine production. “The pork industry is exporting 27% of our pork today. Exports are tremendously important. They represent $6.6 …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Paul Sundberg Named Director of SWIC

Joanna Schroeder

In November of last year, the National Pork Board (NPB) approved $15 million in funding for a new Swine Health Information Center (SWIC). The venture will focus efforts on implementing preparedness for disease challenges that could affect U.S. swine herds. During the 2015 World Pork Expo, Dr. Paul Sundberg who is currently serving as the vice president and technology for …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

NPPC CEO Provides Organization Update

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is continually hard at work ensuring the needs of swine producers across the country are met. During the World Pork Expo, I met with CEO of the NPPC, Neil Dierks, so he could provide us an update on the organization and the issues they support. “We have been dealing with a number of issues. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

West Central Puts Farmers First

Joanna Schroeder

West Central, based in Ralston, Iowa, is located in a agricultural sweet spot with great harvests for both corn and soybeans. So much in fact, West Central announced a $27 million production, storage and receiving expansion scheduled for completion by the 2016 harvest. Roger Fray, executive vice president for the grain side of West Central, spoke to Animal AgWired about …

Agribusiness, Audio, corn, Dairy, soybeans

West Central to Add 6M Bushel Bean Demand

Joanna Schroeder

West Central recently announced a $27 million expansion to their SoyPlus production facility located in Ralston, Iowa. Mark Cullen, executive vice president of animal nutrition, spoke to Animal AgWired about what this means to the local community. Among multiple roles, Cullen oversees the company’s dairy business including their SoyPlus feed product. He said that majority of the dollars will be …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, soybeans

Swine Production Without Antibiotics

Jamie Johansen

Swine industry issues were all the rage during the recent 2015 World Pork Expo and the hottest of those issues was antibiotics. As host of the event, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), had their staff on hand to help inform producers and consumers. I spoke with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian, NPPC, and she said the topic of antibiotics …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, NPPC, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Value-Added Ag in West Central Expansion

Jamie Johansen

West Central’s announcement that they are kicking off a $27 million expansion is adding value said Grant Kimberley, executive director of Iowa Biodiesel Board during West Central’s event to announce the new project. Kimberley noted that Iowa is the leading producing of soybeans – more than 500 million bushels per year. “It’s all about value-added agriculture and being able to …

Agribusiness, Audio, cooperatives, Dairy, soybeans

Swine – Surviving Tough Economic Times 101

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is committed to its customers, the swine producer. Hard economic times are inevitable in the agriculture industry, but the pork community has hit some tough times in recent years and BIVI is here to help. During last week’s World Pork Expo, they hosted a Lunch & Learn to give advice for producers in managing swine …

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