Animal Ag & Ethanol Working Together

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

Ag Group, Audio, ethanol, Feed, NPPC

Novus Hosts Next Gen Swine Nutritionist Council

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year upon recognizing that up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry need resources for non-company career development, professional skill training, think tanks and networking. Novus’s Dr. Yulin Ma came up with the idea and said, “After spending time talking to my …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

Another Record Setting Year for #IPPE17

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A record setting 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world attended this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute sponsored event also brought in 1,273 exhibitors showcasing products in 533,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We are very excited about …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Meat Science, Novus International, Poultry

Fly Farms to Provide Alternative Protein for Animal Feeds

Jamie Johansen

What…A fly farm? Yep that’s right, AgriProtein has partnered with Christof Industries to build up to 25 fly farms a year up-cycling organic waste into insect protein for animal feeds. This is quite an interesting concept. Do you think we will see fly protein in local feed stores anytime soon? Using a high-tech blueprint developed with Christof Industries, AgriProtein plans …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition

Agrivida Receives Funding for Feed Additive Enzyme

Kelly Marshall

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology which uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme for use with poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle. “TechAccel and Iowa …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed

#USsoy Brings Competitive Advantage to Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, Nutrition, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

Alltech’s 6th Annual Global Feed Survey Results

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has announced the results of their 6th annual Global Feed Survey. Results indicate that for the first time, the world produced more than 1 billion metric tons of feed in a single year and did so with a 7 percent reduction in feed mills. The survey gathered information from 30,000 feed mills in 141 countries, making this year’s analysis …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Forage, Nutrition

Cargill Reports What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennials

Jamie Johansen

According to a Cargill Feed4Thought consumer survey, millennial consumers say what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Spain, found that 43% of American millennials say that a pig’s diet influences their purchasing decisions. In Spain, the second-largest pork-producing country in Europe, the number was …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition, Pork, Swine

Coppens International Unveils Aquatic Feed Innovations

Lizzy Schultz

Coppens International, an Alltech company and leading international aquatic feed solutions provider, has announced a wide range of projects that have emerged from their partnership with Alltech in 2016, including the introduction of several new algae products containing innovative Alltech technologies. The two companies have added the following Alltech aquaculture technologies to the Coppens International aquatic feed range with hopes …

Agribusiness, Algae, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

A Discussion on Responsible Antibiotic Use at #AFBF17

Jamie Johansen

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