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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Dairy Checkoff Awards 13 Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

13 academic scholarships were recently awarded to college students who intend to serve as future leaders of the dairy industry. The scholarships, presented by The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) through Dairy Management Inc. and the national dairy checkoff, awarded each student with $2,500. One outstanding student was also awarded the $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship. …

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Dairy Farmer Leaders Receive Prestigious Lyng Award

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Steve Frischknecht, a dairy farmer from Manti, Utah and Donald Gurtner, a dairy farmer from Fremont, Ind. as the 2016 recipients of the Richard E. Lyng Award for their contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Each were recognized at the joint NDB, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and United Dairy …

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Novozymes Recognized For Combating Climate Change

Lizzy Schultz

As governments work to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the Paris Agreement, CDP has announced its annual ‘A List’ of the highest scoring companies on climate action. Novozymes was once again included on the list due to the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate “Apart from being honored to once again be recognized …

Agribusiness, award, Conservation, environment, sustainability

Bullard, Webb Receive W.D. Farr Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

Two graduate students have been presented with W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 award recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry. The recipients are: Brittney Bullard of Wellington, Colo., a Ph.D. candidate in …

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Balchem’s Real Faces of Dairy Essay Winners

Jamie Johansen

Throughout 2016, Balchem Corporation has celebrated and honored the American dairy industry – past, present and future. And now Balchem has announced the Real Faces of Dairy essay winners. As part of the Real Faces of Dairy campaign, children and adults were encouraged to tell their dairy story through the Real Faces of Dairy website and Facebook page. Each entry …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Dairy, Nutrition

Afimilk Honored for Innovative Calving Alert System

Lizzy Schultz

Afimilk’s Calving Alert service was recognized for innovation in calving detection at an awards ceremony held during the 2016 World Dairy Expo, marking the third year in a row Afimilk has received the coveted Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. Dystocia is a costly and common problem, with studies reporting that up to half of Holstein heifers require intervention from a …

Agribusiness, award, Calves, Technology, World Dairy Expo

Meet the Dairy Expo Fitting Contest Champion

Lizzy Schultz

A total of twenty-two young attendees participated in the Youth Fitting Contest held at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and Levi Banowetz, of Charlotte, Iowa, was this year’s champion in the male division. The contest, which was open to youth ages 13 – 21, allowed contestants 60 minutes to get their animal to show ready, and judged on the following …

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