Novus Advances Sustainable Animal Ag Initiatives

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Novus International, Inc. released its annual sustainability report, highlighting improvements made toward its sustainable business goals during the last year. The report marks 2016 as a year where several large projects were launched, goals to reduce emissions were achieved and manufacturing processes were streamlined. “We don’t just talk about minimizing pollution or reducing waste, we create real, actionable plans to …

Agribusiness, Novus International, Nutrition, sustainability

Alltech Acquires Montana-based WestFeeds

Jamie Johansen

Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana. “WestFeeds has a strong reputation of providing producers with high quality animal nutrition products,” said Michael Castle, COO of Alltech. “We believe there is great benefit for our customers in our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

Novus Poultry Academy Provides Tools for Success

Jamie Johansen

This May, Novus International, Inc. will host its 2017 Novus Poultry Academy, with a theme of “Broiler Nutrition and Management,” aiming to educate industry professionals on the latest trends, techniques and research in the ever-changing boiler chicken sector. The three-day event will be held in Qingdao, Shandong on May 16-18. The competition in the Chinese poultry industry is becoming more …

Agribusiness, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry

Church & Dwight Acquires Agro BioSciences

Jamie Johansen

Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. Agro BioSciences is a microbial biotechnology company who provides science-based products for animal and agricultural production. Using proprietary techniques and functional genomics, Agro BioSciences identifies beneficial bacteria within the Microbial Terroir™ to improve animal and agricultural productivity. “We are very excited …

Agribusiness, Arm and Hammer, Feed, Nutrition

Dairy Applauds USDA Sec’s Support of School Milk Options

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association thank Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for recognizing the important role school milk plays in ensuring school-aged children get the nutrition they need. Perdue visited Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., to announce that the USDA will implement regulations to allow school districts to again offer low-fat (1%) flavored milk …

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Beef Fuels Team Beef in Boston

Jamie Johansen

Thanks to the national beef checkoff, beef was front and center during the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17. Thirty-one members of Team Beef ran on Marathon Monday to celebrate Patriots’ Day with more than 30,000 other runners from nearly 100 countries. The checkoff also participated in the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo leading up to the race. That …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Nutrition

Novus Awarded Highest OSHA Honor

Jamie Johansen

The Little Rock feed supplement production plant operated by Novus International, Inc. was recognized for exceptional health and safety management with a special ceremony on April 13, 2017. The Novus facility was presented with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program’s highest honor, the VPP Star Certification. “This is something we’ve been working toward for years,” said …

Agribusiness, Feed, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition

Global Survey Says Confusion in Food Labeling is High

Jamie Johansen

A new global survey sponsored by the Enough Movement finds families are confused with food labels because of the conflicting sources of information about food and nutrition. Key findings showed that people across the globe care about what goes in their food and on their tables, but even the most diligent consumer admitted they don’t really know the meaning of …

Ag Group, Food, food safety, Nutrition

Boehringer Ingelheim Markets Novozymes Poultry Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Nutrition, Poultry, Probiotics

AgriProtein to Build 20 Fly Farms in North America

Jamie Johansen

AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and first commercial-scale insect meal producer, aims to build 20 fly farms in the US and Canada in pursuit of establishing a global network of insect protein factories producing sustainable animal feeds to replace fishmeal used in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food. CEO Jason Drew, said, “With supplies of fishmeal dwindling we’re moving as quickly …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Protein