3D Chalk Art Captures Livestock Diagnostics

Jamie Johansen

During the recent American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/U.S. Animal Health Association meetings in Kansas City, Missouri, Thermo Fisher Scientific brought to life a new way to look at diagnostics. The company commissioned eye-catching chalk art featuring realistic renderings of livestock and some of its Life Technologies brand diagnostics. A time-lapse videoshowcases how Tracy Lee Stum artist Sharyn Namnath created …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Livestock, Veterinary

USFRA to Participate in NY Times Event

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is bringing the voices of farmers and ranchers to the New York Times “Food for Tomorrow” conference next week. USFRA will host a breakfast and panel discussion entitled “Big Ag, Big Food: How Being Good for the Environment Is Not about Size” at 8:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, November 12 at the Stone …

Beef, Cattle, Food, Livestock, Pork, USFRA

Nat'l Farmers Union: Stay the Course on COOL

John Davis

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging lawmakers to ignore some of the scare tactics of groups trying to derail Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), while the group also wants federal officials to appeal a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling. “This letter was organized by groups who have opposed COOL from day one and demonstrates that they understand they have lost …

Farm Policy, Livestock

Temple Grandin Spotlighted in Series

Cindy Zimmerman

A new series from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FutureFood 2050 spotlights agricultural pioneers who are sowing seeds of innovation, including renowned Colorado State University animal scientist Temple Grandin. In an interview, Grandin talks about how improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability. “We need more research into breeding for optimal production instead of maximum production,” says Grandin. …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Livestock, Poultry

Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements App

Jamie Johansen

Ridley Block Operations has released a new app for livestock producers called LICS; Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements. The new LICS app is supported by RBO’s brands; CRYSTALYX®, SWEETLIX®, STOCKADE® and ULTRALYX® livestock supplements. It is designed to be a useful calculator with minimal, intuitive inputs that make free-choice supplement performance easier to monitor and manage. The FREE LICS app …

Agribusiness, Apps, Cattle, Feed, Livestock, Nutrition

ANIMART Adds Territory Manager

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, Inc. announces the recent addition of Denise Sutton to the outside sales department of the dairy and livestock division which provides animal health products, supplies and solutions to producers. Sutton gained exposure to the dairy industry as a young girl visiting her grandparent’s dairy farm and helping them out wherever she could. She brings these experiences as well as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy, Livestock

American Royal Announces 2014 Royal Scholars

Jamie Johansen

The American Royal Association was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Royal Scholars at the 12th Annual American Royal Business and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 in Kemper Arena. The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry and the American Royal. Selected applicants …

Ag Group, Education, Livestock, Youth

Ranchers Discuss Policy & Industry Issues at PLC Meeting

Jamie Johansen

The Public Lands Council last week held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colo. Ranchers from across the West gathered to discuss agenda items important to the public lands grazing industry including the potential sage grouse listing under the Endangered Species Act; the federal wild horse and burro program; the Clean Water Act; and local government participation in federal land …

Ag Group, Beef, Calves, Land, Livestock, Ranches

NPPC Releases "Waters of the U.S." Mapping Tool

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Producers Council, together with other agricultural groups, has unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated under the Waters of the United States rule proposed be EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers. The maps were developed for 17 states – as diverse as Alaska and Florida and including major hog producing states such …

EPA, Government, Livestock, NPPC, Water