Land O’Lakes to Purchase Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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

Improving Feed Efficiency With Keenan inTouch

Lizzy Schultz

Ensuring proper and consistent nutrition is one of the most important factors in successful dairy production, and producers are continuing to seek out new ways to utilize advanced technologies that can help improve the feed efficiencies of their herds. The team at Keenan Systems was on-site during World Dairy Expo to talk about Keenan inTouch, their latest technology that is …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

John Deere Partners with Scherer Design Engineering

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company has a new agreement with Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. The companies are working together to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters. “Deere is committed to developing industry leading kernel processing solutions with the goal to drive higher milk production in dairy cows”, says Jon Chase, global director, self-propelled forage harvesters and heads. “This …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Feed, Harvest, John Deere

Kent Nutrition Group Purchases Deluxe Feeds

Lizzy Schultz

Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) and Deluxe Feeds have announced an agreement for KNG to acquire the Deluxe organization on October 3, 2016, including its feed mills, retail business, and Midwest EnRG Flakes operations. “We are very pleased to have Deluxe join our family of companies as we both share a passion and long tradition for providing customers with quality products …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Feed, Nutrition

Alltech Webinar – The VFD: What it means to me

Jamie Johansen

Join Alltech for a live webinar with Dr. Darrell Johnson, Director of Regulatory Services, University of Kentucky on September 29th at 2:30 pm EST. Topic up for discussion is “Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD): What it means to me.” Key points which will be covered include: – What it means – Gain a better understanding of what exactly the veterinary feed …

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