Countdown to Quality Certifies Thousands of Producers

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) offers Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification during an open certification period to beef and dairy producers from across the county. 7,732 producers took advantage of this opportunity doubling the number of certification in 2013. This raises the total of producers who have made a commitment to quality through the free certification partnership to more than …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Dairy

Sherry Joins Select Sires' Communications Department

Jamie Johansen

Select Sires Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Jacquelyn Sherry as a communications specialist. Sherry will be responsible for domestic and international visitor programs, the employee newsletter, updating and creating flyers and other promotional materials as well as the crossbreeding directory. She will effectively promote Select Sires genetic programs and services as well as design and produce materials …

Agribusiness, Beef, Dairy

New Holland Livestock Pavilion Coming Soon

Jamie Johansen

In support of their strong support of dairy and livestock producers, New Holland Agriculture & Construction is proud to announce an agreement with the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. to secure naming rights for new livestock pavilions that will be built on the grounds beginning next year. “New Holland’s legacy is strong in hay tools, tractors and skid steer …

Agribusiness, Beef, Equipment, Livestock, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Dairy, Beef Producers Get Free Quality Certification

John Davis

Dairy and beef producers can get free quality certifications. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is offering to producers who sign up by April 15 free Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certifications, funded by the checkoff and giving producers tools to provide the safest and highest quality beef to consumers. BIVI will pick up the $25-50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers …

Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, dairy farming

Checking up on Beef Checkoff Dollars

Cindy Zimmerman

World Dairy Diary has been in Denver this week covering the Cattle Industry Summer meeting which includes the major decision-making meetings of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board regarding the spending of beef checkoff dollars. The Audit Committee of the Beef Board is chaired by Davis Denman (pictured on right). Davis is a dairy and grain farmer in Cortland, Ohio, and was …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, CBB

Studying Affects of Weather and Climate on Cattle

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts …

Beef, Research, usda

Dairy & Beef Issues Addressed At Upcoming Global 500

Jamie Johansen

In just two and a half weeks Lexington, Kentucky will once again open it’s doors to dairy farmers and beef producers from across the world. These agriculturalists are coming together for Alltech’s Global 500. The Alltech community offers an opportunity to find answers to your questions. What are the modern challenges of animal production? Where to invest? How to target …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Beef, Events

Preserving Beef Quality in Dairy Cows

Cindy Zimmerman

Dairy producers are beef producers too and they should always keep that in mind with their production practices. “At this point, most dairy producers do not think of themselves as beef producers,” says Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI). “Dairymen know they ship cull cows for beef, but I don’t think they recognize the …

Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim

Federation Adds $6.6 Million to Checkoff Efforts

Melissa Sandfort

Beef producers serving state beef council boards throughout the country have chosen to supplement national and international research, education and promotion programs funded by the Beef Checkoff Program by about $6.6 million in fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1. The supplemental funds, invested through the Federation of State Beef Councils, are to be added to $40.3 million invested through …

Agribusiness, Beef, Beef Checkoff