Beat the Heat with Feed Management Webinar

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Alltech is hosting a webinar with Dr. John K. Bernard, University of Georgia. He will share his experiences and deliver insights on ration adjustments and how to implement effective feed management during periods of heat stress. The webinar will take place on Thursday July, 2 at 11am ET. Register online. Heat stress often decreases milk yield, reproductive efficiency and immunity …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed

Veterinary Feed Directives Central Launched

Jamie Johansen

VFD Central, the go-to resource for Veterinary Feed Directive news, insights and updates, has launched. This resource is brought to us by Elanco Animal Health and Feedstuffs. VFD Central helps producers, veterinarians and feed manufacturers find the information most pertinent to them in a one-stop online resource center. “The landscape for antibiotic use in livestock production continues to change and …

Agribusiness, Elanco, Feed

West Central to Help Meet Protein Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

West Central last week announced a $27 million, multi-year expansion to increase soybean processing capacity by 50 percent and build additional grain storage at its Ralston, Iowa complex. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the project is set to have great benefits not only for Iowa but globally. Naig says West Central’s expansion is a great example of …

Audio, cooperatives, Dairy, Feed, soybeans

West Central Expands SoyPlus Plant in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

West Central celebrated a big announcement at their headquarters in Ralston, Iowa this week. The manufacturer of SoyPlus, an industry-leading high bypass protein dairy feed, made public their plans for expansion of the SoyPlus plant to increase production capacity by 50%. The $27 million investment will include an additional line of mechanical presses, soybean storage, soybean oil storage, finished product …

Audio, cooperatives, Dairy, Feed, soybeans

13th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference

Jamie Johansen

More than 550 dairy farmers, family members and industry representatives attended the Leading Dairy Producer Conference hosted by Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes. “Dairies are in the business of making money, not milk,” said Greg Bethard, Ph.D., and chief financial officer for Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Dairy Dreams, and Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese located in Kewaunee, Wis. “That means they need …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition

Nutrinsic Opens 1st US ProFloc Facility

Jamie Johansen

Nutrinsic has opened a sustainable protein production facility co-located at MillerCoors LLC at their brewery’s Water Reclamation Facility in Trenton, Ohio. Nutrinsic provides commercial nutrition solutions through the upcycling of unused nutrients. They work with food and beverage processors in delivering clean water to the environment and eliminating the need to dispose of waste. This process creates an environmentally and …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition

Non-GMO Soybean Meal on the Way

Cindy Zimmerman

South Dakota Soybean Processors and World Food Processing have joined together to produce a supply of non-GMO soybean meal for animal feed. The companies are working to meet increased consumer demand for organic and natural foods. “Being non-GMO from the beginning seed to the finished feed will allow brands the option to choose to feed their herds non-GMO,” said Jerry …


Cargill Celebrates Opening of New Feed Mill

Jamie Johansen

To celebrate the kickoff of Cargill’s new $29 million Hedrick, Iowa, feed mill, the company will hold a dedication for invited guests, 10:30 a.m., May 12, 2015. Operating 24-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week, the 15-story-tall mill’s 14 employees will produce 350,000 tons of feed annually, destined for the more than 100 family-owned farms that raise hogs for Cargill throughout the region. “This is …

Agribusiness, Feed, Pork

Alltech Webinar on Spring Storage of Feed

Jamie Johansen

Join Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team, as he presents the latest information on the rising mycotoxin levels found in North America stored corn silage and TMR samples and the increased risk it presents to dairy and beef cattle. The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12pm EST. Reserve a spot for the educational experience …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Dairy, Feed

Tips on FSMA Compliance in the Feed Mill

Jamie Johansen

“In your food safety plan, for every hazard that you have detailed or every area that you feel needs to have some measurement, you need to build control procedures,” remarked Brad Tipton, director of quality assurance with Pilgrim’s, during his presentation on “FSMA in the Feed Mill: One Company’s Implementation” at the USPOULTRY sponsored 2015 Feed Mill Management Seminar in …

Ag Group, Feed, Food, food safety, Poultry, US Poultry