USDA Hosting LMR Stakeholder Meetings

Lizzy Schultz

In an effort to receive feedback regarding current livestock and meat marketing methods and the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a series of stakeholder meetings that begin next week. The meetings will serve as part of a Congress-assigned study regarding the marketing of livestock and meat products covered by …

Ag Group, Livestock, Marketing, Research, usda

Thermo Fisher Presents Data for New Bovine TB Detection

Jamie Johansen

Validation data presented by researchers at the 4th Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) shows that Thermo Fisher Scientific’s VetMAX M. tuberculosis Complex PCR kit is a reliable tool to confirm the presence of mycobacteria belonging to the M. tuberculosis complex. Development of the new real-time PCR kit extends the company’s portfolio of tests for the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Research

Nutriquest Partners W/ Southern Poultry Research Group

Lizzy Schultz

NutriQuest and Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. recently partnered in order to open the NutriQuest Poultry Research Center, a state of the art poultry research center in Nicholson, Georgia. The center is a part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. “We are fortunate to partner with world renowned veterinarian and researcher, Dr. Charles Hofacre, to …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

UF Grants Exclusive License to BioTork

Lizzy Schultz

BioTork has received a license from the University of Florida to patent rights for an enzyme that could revolutionize the animal feed industry when developed by BioTork. UF researchers discovered the enzyme, a naturally occurring thermotolerant phytase. It is one of the most heat-tolerant phytase enzymes known today. It is reportedly able to retain activity at temperatures up to 100°C. …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, enzymes, Nutrition, Research, University

Researchers Improve the Diet of Female Broilers

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayette, Ark., in which the researchers were able to improve the diet of female broilers. The research was made possible by an endowing gift from Simmons Foods, and the research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all …

Ag Group, Chicken, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy Schultz

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

Biomin Opens CAN in Austria

Lizzy Schultz

Biomin has recently introduced its seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN) with the announcement if its new facility in Tulln, Austria. The facility’s in vivo research will focus on piglet and broiler nutrition. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and has the ability to perform digestibility tests, kinetics studies biomarker identification, and ex-vivo sampling for next generation sequencing …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Research

Zoetis Sponsors PRRSv Research Fellowship

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has sponsored a postgraduate fellow who is beginning a new study at Iowa State University that may provide some insight in the management of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). The study seeks to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Health, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Veterinary, Zoetis

Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health’s Real Science Initiative

Jamie Johansen

Balchem Corporation announced the second year offering of the grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016. Balchem’s focus on research is well known in the animal agriculture industry, with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Research

Wooden Breast Fillet Research Completed

Lizzy Schultz

A research project funded by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation was recently completed at the USDA-ARS U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. During the project, researchers focused on detecting wooden breast fillets with imaging technology, and this project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and …

Ag Group, Chicken, Meat, Poultry, Research, US Poultry