U.S. Dairy Producers Win Alltech & KEENAN Great Green Getaway

jamie johansen

For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes as the 2017 World Dairy Expo wrapped up in Madison, Wisconsin. In March 2018, Ashley Irvin, Tennessee; Hans Greisen, Wisconsin; and Mary Van Rossum, Wisconsin, will embark on a journey …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, contest, Dairy, Equipment, Livestock, Nutrition

Keenan Alltech Offers Nutrition Solutions

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Visitors to the Keenan Alltech booth at the 2017 World Dairy Expo told National Sales Manager Dan Gard that they appreciate the uniformity of the mix they get when using any of Keenan’s five mixers on their farms. Gard says consistency drives performance on the farm, whether it is a small farm or one of the larger dairies in the …

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Cargill Expands Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Cargill has closed on its agreement to purchase the assets of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business, including seven feed mills and its portfolio of products, brands and customer and supplier relationships. The other segments of Southern States Cooperative’s business – retail, farm supply, energy, and agronomy – are not part of the transaction. “The combination of CFN U.S. and …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition

DSM Introduces Hy•D® for Swine in U.S. Market

Jamie Johansen

DSM has introduced Hy•D® to the U.S. marketing optimizing the genetic potential within in sow herds, and improving the overall nutrition status and profitability. Hy•D is a proprietary metabolite of vitamin D, 25-OH-D3 that supplements vitamin D3. Adding 25-OH-D3 directly into the diet is highly beneficial to animal health and productivity. Hy•D is consistently and efficiently absorbed by the animal, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Swine

Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Acquire Biotay

Jamie Johansen

Phibro Animal Health has purchased Biotay S.A., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of animal health and nutritional products based in Argentina. Acquiring the Biotay will provide new opportunities in a key and growing segment of the animal health industry in South America. “This transaction strengthens our focus and capabilities in the animal health market in Argentina. Biotay’s field sales and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition

Novus Advances Sustainable Animal Ag Initiatives

Jamie Johansen

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 …

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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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