USPOULTRY Recognizes Clean Water Award Winners

Lizzy Schultz

Sanderson Farms, of Kinston, North Carolina, and Tyson Foods, of Russellville, Arkansas, were recently named the recipients of the 2016 Clean Water Award, presented by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award recognizes poultry facilities that have excelled in their efforts at water reclamation. Awards were presented during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Floria in two categories: …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, award, Chicken, Conservation, sustainability, US Poultry, Water

Nominations Open for ASI Annual Awards

Lizzy Schultz

Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime? Nominations are now open for the American Sheep Associaion’s (ASI) annual awards. There are four award categories available for nomination: The McClure Silver Ram Award: Presented to a sheep producer who has shown dedication to volunteer commitment and service …

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Purina Ambassador Makes History in #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

Earning a new personal best in the face of unparalleled adversity, Purina Ambassador Boyd Martin earned a new personal best at the 2016 Olympic Games, returning to the U.S. with head held high after accomplishing a 16th place finish in the individual three-day event. Martin competed with his 12-year-old Thoroughbred, Blackfoot Mystery, known as “Red.” The 17-hand chestnut gelding has …

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U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Silver medal in a down-to-the-wire competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team, composed of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur, beat out Germany, who captured the Bronze medal following a jump-off with Canada, for the honor. The French Show …

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Vilsack Awards $17.8 Million in Grants

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has awarded a new investment of $17.8 million to 37 different projects that are helping to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), which has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting …

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Phillip Dutton Wins Bronze at Rio

Lizzy Schultz

USA Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton, along with his mount Mighty Nice, capped off three days of brilliant riding in Rio by scoring the Individual Bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Dutton’s bronze-winning rides totaled up a final score of 51.80, behind gold medalist Michael Jung, of Germany, and silver medalist Nicolas Astier, of France. The Rio games …

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Riverhill Farms Featured in USPOULTRY Video

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) released a fifth video in their series covering environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. This video features one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Riverhill Farms, of Port Republic, Va. Riverhill Farms, owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes and their family, raises turkeys, dairy and beef cattle, corn …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, award, environment, Farming, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry, Video

AFIA Honors Animal, Dairy Science Experts

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the fields of animal science and dairy science at the American Society of Animal Science-American Dairy Society Association Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. Clint Krehbiel, Ph.D., and Dean Boyd, Ph.D., received the Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award and Non-ruminant Animal Nutrition Award, respectively, from AFIA and ASAS. …

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JNHE Showmanship Champions Named

Lizzy Schultz

Melissa Grimmel of Jarrettsville, Md., was named the champion senior showman on July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), held this year in Madison, Wis. The showmanship contest is sponsored by Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University. The top 10 seniors were narrowed from a field of more than 100 entries. The finalists had to prove themselves both …

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Wise Dan Wins Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Lizzy Schultz

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will honor the Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan with the Rood & Riddle Comeback Award at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The award is given to an equine athlete who has overcome a major health complication and returned to elite competition. “We are pleased to present the inaugural …

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