Biosecurity and the Control of PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Strategies to help producers control, eliminate infectious diseases like PRRS is at the forefront of researchers minds throughout the country. The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium brings all those like minded folks together to share their discoveries and theories with peers. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) again hosted a seminar during the event focused on building on the best practices …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Veterinary

Big Data in Swine Health – Measure, Model, Fix

Jamie Johansen

When the term ‘big data’ is used in agriculture, we generally think crops. However, we are hearing it more and more in animal agriculture circles. “Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?” turned the conversation towards swine health at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage during …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Veterinary

Sheep Industry Update From #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

One of the bright spots in the commodity markets as we wrap up 2016 comes from sheep. NAFB’s Trade Talk gives voice to ag businesses and commodity groups each year. The sheep industry was well represented again this year with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the American Lamb Board. “It’s trending downward as you see that seasonality, which …

Ag Group, ASI, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, Research, Sheep

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