K-State to Host 2016 Beef Improvement Federation

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. Themed “Progress on the Prairie,” this year’s event will be June 14-17 in Manhattan, Kansas, and headquartered at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. Save $100 by registering by May 15. This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational …

Beef, Education, Genetics

Texas A&M Wins 69th USPOULTRY Poultry Judging Contest

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Texas A&M University wins the High Team Overall category at the 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. LSU placed a close second. Additionally, Trent Dugas, senior at LSU, was announced high individual overall winner, and Bailey Miller, senior at Texas A&M University, finished second overall. Eleven universities participated in this year’s competition …

Ag Group, contest, Education, Poultry, US Poultry

Gelbvieh & Limousin Jr.’s to Hold 2nd POWER Conference

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) are teaming up for the second biannual POWER Conference. The 2016 event, Forging Friendships in the Flint Hills, will be held August 4-7 in Manhattan, Kansas. POWER Conference (Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results) is a leadership conference for junior members of both associations, ages 14-21 as …

Ag Group, Beef, Education, Gelbvieh, Limousin

New James Beard Scholars Program in Ag & Food Science

Jamie Johansen

In recognition of the increased interest in all types of careers now available in the culinary arts, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that it is adding a new program to its existing JBF Scholarship Program. The new JBF National Scholars Program will award scholarships to 10 candidates from across the U.S. who aspire to leadership roles in food science, …

Ag Group, Education, Food

Pingree Farms Celebrates Birth of Quad Lambs in Detroit

Jamie Johansen

A, now famous, Columbia ewe from Pingree Farms gave birth to quadruplets. The lambs arrived March 6th throughout a three hour period starting. Only one in five-hundred births of this breed are quadruplets, and only one in one-thousand births do all four survive. New farm manager Holly Glomski explains, “This is a very rare experience in agriculture for this particular …

Ag Group, Education, Lamb, Sheep

Colorado State Animal Sciences Grows Dairy Edu & Research

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University is adding a new member to its faculty ranks in the dairy education and research area. Dr. Pablo Pinedo, who holds both a DVM and Ph.D., joined the department and focuses on improving the health and well-being of dairy cattle. “There is no question that the health and welfare of animals …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education

Farm Foundation Responds to Guidance #213 Concerns

Lizzy Schultz

Farm Foundation NFP hosted 12 workshops across the nation last fall to more than 500 livestock producers, veterinarians and feed suppliers on the new policies and requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 concerning the use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals. The policy changes are expected to take full effect Jan. 1, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, APHIS, Education, Farm Foundation, FDA, Feed, Policy, Veterinary

Antibiotic Workshop Features Industry Leaders

Lizzy Schultz

The Farm Foundation NFP and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) are co-hosting a March 17-18 workshop that intends to explore incentives and disincentives for development of new antimicrobial drugs and alternatives to antibiotics for use in food animals. The workshop will take place March 17-18 at the ERS offices at Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW, Washington, DC, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Pharmaceutical, Research, usda

Meet the New Team Wranglers

Joanna Schroeder

Meet the new Team Wranglers. The initiative is a joint effort between Wrangler and AQHA to promote educational outreach for the horse industry. The team includes top AQHA Professional Horsemen and -women from disciplines including halter, all-around events, roping and racing. Team Wrangler members will be promoting the American Quarter Horse around the United States throughout 2016. Congratulations to the …

Education, Equine

BIVI’s Commitment to BQA Education

Jamie Johansen

The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) have been strong supporters of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and that confidence in the program has led them to sponsor another free-certification period — from now through April 15. The announcement was made during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and I caught up with BIVI’s Director …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Education, Livestock, NCBA