Elanco Receives Grant From Gates Foundation

Lizzy Schultz

Elanco Animal Health has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries. Elanco will work to improve animal health and productivity in dairy herds and poultry flocks for smallholder farms in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The $2.86 million grant will help Elanco enable the registration …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Elanco, International, Veterinary

North American Cattle Groups Say Don’t Jeopardize NAFTA

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) joined its cattle-industry partners in Canada and Mexico in sending a joint letter to President Trump, President Justin Trudeau of Canada, and President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico, urging the three leaders to not “jeopardize the success we have all enjoyed as partners of the North American Free Trade Agreement.” The letter was signed …

Ag Group, Beef, International, Markets, NCBA, Trade

NPPC Says Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Jamie Johansen

After yesterday’s announcement from the Trump administration concerning trade, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has stated today that they will work to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President John Weber. …

Ag Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork, Trade

Avian Influenza Concerns Challenge Global Markets

Lizzy Schultz

According to RaboBank’s Q4 Poultry Quarterly, a new wave of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks has begun to challenge the outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, showcasing an unwelcome development in a global market that was just recovering from the negative impact of the 2015 AI crisis. New outbreaks—just at the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere winter season, when …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, avian flu, economics, Finance, International, Poultry

Alltech Marketing Selenium-Enriched Eggs in Mongolia

Lizzy Schultz

Tumen Shuvuut, one of the largest layer companies in Mongolia, announced in a press conference that the company will begin marketing selenium-enriched eggs made with Sel-Plex organic selenium to Mongolian consumers nationwide. During the press conference, held in conjunction with the Public Health Institute of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, the company explained that the selenium egg is being launched to help …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Eggs, International, Nutrition

KEENAN & Storti Collaboration Unveiled at Agromek

Lizzy Schultz

KEENAN and Storti have recently announced a wide-ranging collaboration during Agromek, Northern Europe’s largest agricultural fair. Together, the two companies have built a range of twin- and triple-auger KEENAN vertical feeders. Long synonymous with the paddle feeder, KEENAN sees the introduction of a vertical offering to their range as a major development. “KEENAN has always been proponents of the unique …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, International

New Foundation Empowers Dairy Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

Husband and wife dairy farming duo Donald and Cheri De Jong have launched The De Jong Foundation as an effort to empower dairy farmers by investing in research, education, and programs that inspire innovative dairy farming practices. The De Jongs serve as the executive leadership and founders for their family farming operations, including Natural Prairie Dairy Farms, Northside Farms and …

Ag Group, Dairy, dairy farming, International

Alltech To Showcase Technologies at EuroTier

Lizzy Schultz

Profitability and efficiency are the key to success as farmers continue to navigate a sinking commodities market, and Alltech is here to help: The company will showcase its latest research and innovative technologies to help farmers become more profitable at EuroTier, held Nov. 15–18, 2016, in Hanover, Germany. Alltech will highlight their latest innovative technologies and scientifically proven programs, each …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Nutrition

DMI CEO Outlines Plan for Dairy Sales Abroad

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) CEO Tom Gallagher delivered a highlight of dairy checkoff priorities during the 2016 joint annual meeting of the United Dairy Industry Association, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and National Milk Producers Federation in Nashville. Gallagher unveiled how DMI, which manages the national dairy checkoff, will partner with Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Food, International