Texas Tech Professor Honored at AMSA Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award will be Dr. Mark Miller, Professor and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Science at Texas Tech University. The award, sponsored by Food Safety Net Services and Agri-West International, will honor Dr. Miller during the AMSA …

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USDA Launches 2016 Ag Resource Management Survey

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is beginning to collect data from more than 100,000 farmers and ranchers, for its annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, including farm financial well-being, chemical usage, and various farm characteristics. ARMS is a joint effort of NASS and USDA’s Economic Research Service. The …

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AMSA Honors Osborn At RMC

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award will be Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Osburn will be honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Osburn has …

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Genus and Caribou Announce Collaboration

Lizzy Schultz

This week, Genus plc and Caribou Biosciences, Inc. announced a multi-year strategic collaboration. As part of the collaboration, Genus will receive a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. The partnership marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date, and positions Caribou at the forefront of an emerging market …

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FGI And Monsanto Announce Research Agreements

Lizzy Schultz

Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto announced this week that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the parties’ existing alfalfa research collaboration. The groups also announced that Monsanto has licensed to FGI certain intellectual property relating to its alfalfa traits and technology. The deal will support the ongoing discovery and commercial delivery of innovative alfalfa seed products …

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Alltech Signs Alliances in Latin America

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced that they have signed six research alliances in Latin America with four universities and two institutes linked to agricultural research from Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. The alliances bring together leading experts in their respective fields and provide the necessary resources to drive industry transformation. Alltech has successfully collaborated with top academic institutions throughout the world, building research …

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USDA Awards $16.5 Million In Research Grants

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in research grants to universities that are pursuing methods of boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases, and a changing climate. USDA is also seeking applications for the next round of projects, which will focus on pollinator health and plant and animal phenomics. The …

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New Silage Additive Helps Minimize Nutrient Loss

Lizzy Schultz

BioZyme® Inc. recently announced the development of AmaSile, a natural silage additive that is helping to stabilize the fermentation process, reduce the time required by silage to properly ferment, minimize nutrient loss, and reduce spoilage by undesirable bacteria. “AmaSile works to stimulate the growth and development of beneficial microorganisms that speed up and stabilize the fermentation process,” said Dorothy Orts, …

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Conservation Agent Proven to Increase Alfalfa Quality

Lizzy Schultz

A recent Illinois feed trial performed by Cardinal Agriculture Services is reporting higher feed quality in alfalfa treated with all-natural H2OExcel water conservation agent. During the feed trial, alfalfa treated with H2OExcel exhibited the following results compared to the untreated alfalfa: An increased yield of 2.2 tons and an additional cutting, a 6.5% decrease in the Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), …

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Alltech Launches Aquaculture Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland. The program launch will serve as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the company’s growing aquaculture division. “Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue …

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