Purina Launches Amplicalf Program

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Purina Animal Nutrition has introduced the AMPLI-CALF® Program: a feeding program for calves proven by an eight year research study to increase first lactation milk production performance by as much as 2,740 pounds. The research, conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center from April 2007 to October 2014, obtained data from 162,577 lactation observations and studied 650 animals. The data …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition, Research, Uncategorized, World Dairy Expo

BioZyme Expands Supplement Division

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

BioZyme, manufacturer of Amaferm®, Sure Champ ®, Concept-Aid® and other natural supplements for livestock and show animals is beginning a new Commercial Division.  The new division will focus on the research and development of products for swine and poultry producers. Bill Bayless, Director of Commercial Business Development, has been hired to lead the new division. Bayless has more than 30 years of …

Agribusiness, Beef, Feed, Poultry, Swine

Alltech Verifies 13 Products with ‘Feed Verified’

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has 13 products listed on Where Food Comes From, Inc.’s, newly launched ‘Feed Verified.’ The resource is for livestock producers, feed companies and food brands alike to confirm a particular ingredient or feed product meets a specific verification or certification requirement. Alltech’s 13 products meet the Non-GMO Project’s standard for feed inputs, and certifications for Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

AFIA Reaction to Food Safety Modernization Act

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a press conference to provide their reaction to the Food Safety Modernization Act “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” final rule. The call featured staff experts Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Leah Wilkinson, director of ingredients, pet food and …

AFIA, Ag Group, Feed, food safety

IPPE Exceeds 1,040 Exhibitors

Kelly Marshall

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) won’t take place until January, but already the event has surpassed 1,040 exhibitors. The world’s largest feed, meat, and poultry trade show is a collaboration of three show– the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo. “We are seeing an increase in the number of exhibitors, as compared to last year …

Ag Group, Events, Exhibitor, Feed, Meat, Poultry

Swine Conference to Address Feed Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Kansas State University and Iowa State University have joined forces to put on the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 21-22, 2015. “We’re excited to bring together swine producers – owners and managers – with scientists, from geneticists to nutritionists and extension specialists, to discuss a wide range of topics related to feed efficiency, including making …

Education, Events, Feed, Pork, Swine

Interpreting the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive

Cindy Zimmerman

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new final rule amending the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 that will take effect in October and hog farmers, like all livestock producers, are trying to find out what it means for them. Dr. Harry Snelson with the American Association of Swine …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Feed, Swine

USDA Predicts Big Corn and Soybean Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is forecasting the third largest corn crop on record and the second largest soybean crop in a new planted acreage update released Wednesday. U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). That is actually a four percent decrease from last year’s production, but …

Audio, corn, Feed, soybeans, usda

Farm Foundation to Host Regional Workshop

Jamie Johansen

Farm Foundation is hosting a workshop where regional leaders in livestock production, the veterinary community and the feed supply industry will be among the speakers. The event will take place August 25 in Hanceville, AL. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of two Guidance for Industry (GFIs) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary

DuPont Pioneer Launches Inoculant & Feed Tech for 2016

Jamie Johansen

DuPont Pioneer announced the launch of Pioneer® brand Nutrivail™ feed technology and Rapid React™ aerobic stability* technology. These two brands represent a breakthrough in managing forages and advance Integrated Feed Solutions from Pioneer. “Nutrivail™ feed technology is a revolutionary product line that will help improve nutrient availability for cattle,” said Kyle Whitaker, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager, forages. “And Rapid …

Agribusiness, DuPont Pioneer, Feed, Nutrition