NCBA Names 2018 Beef Quality Assurance Award Winners

2018 BQA Feedyard Award Winner – BLAC-X Farms The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association recognized winners of the 2018 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) awards at the recent Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix. BQA Feedyard Award winner Peter Bakken of BLAC-X Farms, Inc. in Rock County, Minn., said the components of the program, which include low stress animal handling, pharmaceutical use, record …

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NCBA Recognizes Arizona Ranch for Environmental Stewardship

A third generation Arizona rancher is working hard to leave his ranch land better than he found it for the next generation. The Jim O’Haco Cattle Company is this year’s winner of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Environmental Stewardship Award, presented during this year’s Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix. O’Haco owns two ranches totaling nearly 90,000 acres. “We have …

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Aptimmune Receives Biotech Innovation Award

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics was awarded this year’s Biotech Innovation Showcase’s Top Company Award at the 2017 Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum that took place this week in Ankeny, Iowa. At the Showcase, 12 emerging companies in four categories (agricultural technology, animal health, human health and bio materials) made formal presentations to a panel of eight business leaders from …

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Alltech Founder Earns St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal.’ The medal recognizes their outstanding accomplishments and their role in researching Ireland’s ecosystem. The honor is given to an Irish scientist, engineer or …

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World Dairy Expo® Recognition Awards

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the return of Expo Recognition Awards and the four honorees selected this year. These individuals were nominated by their peers for their involvement and excellence in the dairy industry and their community. The 2017 honorees are as follows: Dairy Woman of the Year Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farm, Cochranville, Pa. Dairyman of the Year …

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Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Jamie Johansen

The Pig Farmers of Tomorrow award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. National Pork Board announced that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota were given the inaugural award at the …

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Pork Industry Awards Distinguished Service Award

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The National Pork Board honored Rich Degner, former CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Atlanta. This award recognizes Degner for his outstanding leadership and lifelong contribution to the pork industry. “Rich has provided extraordinary leadership to the pork industry,” said National Pork Board President …

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USPOULTRY Honors Dr. Will Merka

Kelly Marshall

John Glisson, head of research for USPOULTRY was recently at the International Production & Processing Expo where Chuck Zimmerman caught up with him to talk about the winner of this year’s Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. “[The award is] to recognize really outstanding work done with USPOULTRY grants,” Glisson tells Chuck. “Our winner this year was Dr. Will Merka, who …

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Apply for the #PigFarmer2017 Award

Jamie Johansen

Applications are now open for the National Pork Board next America’s Pig Farmer of The Year. Apply through March 13 for the opportunity to be recognized a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing your story with the public. Last fall, Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South …

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