Alltech Webinar on Mycotoxins in Summer Months

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Alltech will be hosting a webinar titled,”Walking the Fields.” Join Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team, as he presents the latest information on the summer crop outlook and pre-harvest conditions. The webinar will take place Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 1pm ET. To reserve a spot for the webinar, register here. Summer weather conditions across North America have …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition, Webinar

Registration Now Open for the 2016 IPPE

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You can now register for the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). IPPE has secured more than 1,000 exhibitors and is expecting to attract more than 28,000 attendees through the collaboration of the three trade shows – International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo – representing the entire chain of protein and feed production and processing. …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

ASA Says Biodiesel Production Helps Livestock Industry

John Davis Leave a Comment

While the American Soybean Association (ASA) is happy the latest proposal for biodiesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is higher than it was, they would still like to see more. At last week’s Ag Media Summit, ASA president and farmer Wade Cowan of Texas said they want the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to understand that more biodiesel production actually …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, biodiesel, EPA, Feed, Livestock

Biodiesel Helps Livestock Producers Profitability

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country, but it also helps power profitability for poultry and livestock farmers. The United Soybean Board, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association shared that message this week during an event at the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant. According to the groups, increased demand for biodiesel also increases the demand for domestic soybeans …

biodiesel, Feed, Livestock, Poultry

Trimble S1100 Onboard Weighing Solution

Jamie Johansen

Trimble announced the availability of the Trimble® S1100 onboard weighing system offering farmers and ranchers a high-accuracy solution for measuring and weighing hay bales and other livestock feed handled using a tractor, forklift or skid steer. With highly accurate weight measurements available to the operator in the cab, farmers can better control the quantity and cost of hay bales and …

Agribusiness, Feed, Forage, Livestock, Technology

Beat the Heat with Feed Management Webinar

Jamie Johansen

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