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

Foundation for Food & Ag Research Forms Advisory Councils

Jamie Johansen

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has appointed six Advisory Councils, composed of leading experts across the food and agriculture industry. Council members will advise Foundation staff and board members on program development and implementation, potential partnerships, and other avenues for advancing the organization’s mission to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. The six Advisory Councils …

Ag Group, Food, Research

Jockey Club Meets Research Funding Goals

Lizzy Schultz

Niall Brennan Stables has committed to the donation of a $10,000 gift to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative, and the gift has allowed the research initiative to meet the organizational side of its $200,000 goal designed to advance equine research in Florida. “It’s a really great honor to have the support of Niall and his team,” said Garrett …

Ag Group, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club, Research

US Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise

Lizzy Schultz

New research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit shows that US chicken consumption remains high, with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years. The survey was commissioned by the National Chicken Council and conducted online by ORC International June 6 – 9, 2016, among 1,017 adults. Consumers were asked about chicken consumption in the two weeks leading …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Chicken, consumer, Food, food safety, Meat, National Chicken Council, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

USPOULTRY Funded Research Inactivates Avian Flu in Feed

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently completed a funded research project that may make significant headway in the industry’s ongoing commitment to avian influenza prevention. Researchers at Auburn University, where the project was completed, were able to show ways to inactivate avian influenza virus in poultry feed. This research is the first completed project that was funded as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry

Alltech showcases latest cattle research at 2016 JAM

Lizzy Schultz

At the Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19–23, Alltech will feature five oral abstracts and five poster presentations highlighting the most recent ruminant research. “This year’s research shines a light on the exploration we are uncovering through academia partnership as well as through real-time on-farm data collected by our key acquisitions,” said Dr. Karl Dawson, …

Ag Group, Alltech, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Research

Big Picture Ideas for Future of Pork Policy

Jamie Johansen

The World Pork Expo each years brings to life key policy issues that impact the producers and consumers alike. As the policy arm of the pork industry, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is always busy tackling current issues. But I sat down with NPPC CEO Neil Dierks to talk about the future. “Our vision is for NPPC to be …

Ag Group, Audio, NPPC, Policy, Pork, Research, Trade, World Pork Expo

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Jamie Johansen

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

#BIVIswine Takes Research to the Field

Jamie Johansen

Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) doesn’t stop in the lab. They are dedicated to taking research to the field to provide support for the BIVI swine sales and marketing team. The Field Research Services team answers customers’ product questions through field trials, diagnostic support and data management. Roy Edler, heads up that team as manager and he sat …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaceutical, Pig, Pork, Research, Swine

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 …

Ag Group, AMSA, award, Meat, Research, University