Real California Milk Unveils 2017 Rose Parade Float

Lizzy Schultz

The design for the The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) “Legacy of Generations” float for the 128th Rose Parade on Monday, January 2, 2017, has been released. The two-unit float was created by Fiesta Parade Floats and will stretch 65 feet in length. The float will feature multi-generational California dairy farm families alongside a life-size animated cow, giant pouring milk …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, dairy farming

NBQA Producer Survey Closes Friday

Lizzy Schultz

The beef checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) is asking producers from every segment of the beef industry to participate in a survey with hopes that the data will help NBQA establish a course for the beef industry moving into 2017. The survey will be anonymous and asks questions about cattle operations and producers opinions about the strengths and …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Company Announcement, Survey

Alltech To Showcase Technologies at EuroTier

Lizzy Schultz

Profitability and efficiency are the key to success as farmers continue to navigate a sinking commodities market, and Alltech is here to help: The company will showcase its latest research and innovative technologies to help farmers become more profitable at EuroTier, held Nov. 15–18, 2016, in Hanover, Germany. Alltech will highlight their latest innovative technologies and scientifically proven programs, each …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Nutrition

American Angus Association Elects New Officers

Lizzy Schultz

The American Angus Association has announced the names of the newly elected members of its Board of Directors during the 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis, Ind. Richard Dyar, of Crossville, Alabama, Dave Hinman, of Malta, Montana, Alan Miller, of Gridley, Illinois, Jonathan Perry, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Barry Pollard, of Waukomis, Oklahoma were elected to serve three-year terms …

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USMEF Elects New Officers During Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference wrapped up Friday, Nov. 4 with the election of new officers. Bruce Schmoll, a soybean and corn producer from Claremont, Minnesota, was elected USMEF chairman for 2016-2017. Schmoll was also featured on this week’s USMEF Audio Report, where he discusses how he came to be involved in USMEF and his goals …

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2017 On The Farm STEM Events Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The beef checkoff has announced three On the Farm STEM professional development events for 2017. The events are designed for those who train or coach STEM teachers. “If you work as a STEM coordinator, coach at a school district or university or work in a leadership role, this may be a great fit for you,” said Julie Tesch, executive director …

AFBF, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Company Announcement, Education

Nutriquest Partners W/ Southern Poultry Research Group

Lizzy Schultz

NutriQuest and Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. recently partnered in order to open the NutriQuest Poultry Research Center, a state of the art poultry research center in Nicholson, Georgia. The center is a part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. “We are fortunate to partner with world renowned veterinarian and researcher, Dr. Charles Hofacre, to …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

Dannon Hosts Forum on Alternative Production

Lizzy Schultz

The Dannon Company, along with their farmer partners, concluded their annual two-day forum this week in Lexington, KY as the company works to further develop alternative models of dairy supply to make the company’s yogurt. This year’s forum follows Dannon’s recent implementation of the Dannon Pledge, which commits to the pursuit of a non-GMO ingredient profile for the products made …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, GMO, sustainability

Cargill Unveils Format Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill recently changed the name of its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. The new name follows the company’s successful integration of Format International, and represents Cargill’s commitment to offer its customers a comprehensive, integrated set of software offerings, industry knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition. “Our customers and our team share high expectations for Format …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

UF Grants Exclusive License to BioTork

Lizzy Schultz

BioTork has received a license from the University of Florida to patent rights for an enzyme that could revolutionize the animal feed industry when developed by BioTork. UF researchers discovered the enzyme, a naturally occurring thermotolerant phytase. It is one of the most heat-tolerant phytase enzymes known today. It is reportedly able to retain activity at temperatures up to 100°C. …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, enzymes, Nutrition, Research, University