A Discussion on Responsible Antibiotic Use at #AFBF17

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In a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, a veterinary public health expert, spoke about one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture – antibiotic resistance. “Many consumers don’t realize that there is veterinary oversight on the farm,” said Dr. Wishnie. “This gives us opportunities to educate them on …

AFBF, Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Farm Bureau, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary

New Solution for Veterinary Feed Directive Management

Jamie Johansen

New Planet Technologies, Inc. and Micro Technologies, announced a new partnership that would integrate New Planet’s cloud-based RxExpress solution with Micro Technologies innovative computerized systems to safely and accurately track and manage feed-grade Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD). As of January 1, 2017, new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations will become effective, requiring VFDs to be issued by a licensed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary, VFD

Ethanol Corn Finds New Use in Livestock Feed

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Feed, NAFB

DHA-enriched Pork, Milk & Eggs Hit Canadian Market

Jamie Johansen

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. “Consumers are becoming increasingly nutrition-focused, seeking out …

Agribusiness, Algae, Alltech, Dairy, Eggs, Feed, Food, Milk, Nutrition, Pork

Land O’Lakes to Purchase Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Southern States Cooperative, Inc.’s animal feed business. This follows the announcement earlier this year that Southern States had entered into a supply agreement with Land O’Lakes, Inc. through its WinField United crop inputs and insights unit. “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our relationship with Southern States and …

Agribusiness, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Hereford Launches Fed Steer Shootout Program

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association (AHA) and National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) are teaming up with Gregory Feedlots, Inc. to launch the 2017 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout which will give NJHA members cattle-feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feedyard performance and carcass merit, and then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Feed, Hereford, Nutrition

A-Maizing DDGS at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

Research continues to show the value of dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a high quality animal feed, and the need to increase global demand for DDGS was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Export Exchange. Dr. Jerry Shurston, professor at the University of Minnesota and Consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), gave a presentation during this year’s …

Ag Group, Audio, corn, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Export, Feed

Global DDGS Utilization Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during the Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. The panel included (pictured left to right) Indonesia consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, Moroccan consultant Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen, USGC Global Trade manager Alvaro Cordero and moderator Kevin …

Audio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, Grain, International

Sorghum Offers Feed Advantages

Kelly Marshall

There is more than just corn when it comes to feed and opportunities for sorghum are growing, says Florentino Lopez, executive director of the United Sorghum Checkoff program who spoke about sorghum utilization trends at last week’s Export Exchange 2016, a conference sponsored by U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) every other year for international buyers …

Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Nutrition, sorghum

Supply Demand Outlook for DDGS at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

Record domestic livestock supplies mean demand is increasing for the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) but the export picture is less clear, according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper who talked about the DDGS supply-demand outlook at Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. “We’re looking at record ethanol production this year, so …

Audio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, International