NPPC CEO Recognized For Animal Research Support

Jamie Johansen

Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, was given the Distinguished Support of Animal Science Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) at its joint annual meeting with the American Dairy Science Association. Dierks received the honor for his strong support for increasing agricultural research and education. Among other efforts, ASAS cited Dierks’s involvement in planning, …

Ag Group, award, NPPC, Pork, Research, Swine

BRI to Talk Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets

John Davis

Academic research partners with biotechnology company BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) will talk about a research study using its xylanase feed additive, Xylamax. The company says the findings of the use of the enzyme with nursery pigs will be discussed at the ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Orlando, Florida, July 12 – 16, 2015. The study, “Effects of …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Research, Swine

Alltech Features 15 Research Abstracts at 2015 JAM

Jamie Johansen

Alltech, global animal health and nutrition leader, will showcase 15 abstracts at the Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in Orlando, Florida, from July 12-16. “This year’s abstracts highlight Alltech’s continued commitment and partnership with academia to find innovative strategies and applicable on-farm data,” said Dr. Karl …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Research

Canadian Gift Helps Fund Avian Flu Research

Jamie Johansen

Egg Farmers of Canada, national not-for-profit organization that represents Canada’s more than 1,000 egg farms, has committed $500,000 for avian influenza research to be awarded to and administered by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. The organization contacted the Egg Industry Center after the center published a call for pre-proposals to fund research needed to answer questions surrounding …

Ag Group, avian flu, Poultry, Research

New Tracking Tool for Pathogen Investigators

Jamie Johansen

Jean Guard, vet medical officer, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit, has developed a cost-effective diagnostic tool and dataset for identifying various strains of Salmonella. The tool, called Intergenic Sequence Ribotyping (ISR), is helping improve poultry production and human health internationally, because it helps control Salmonella in the field and in consumer poultry products. At …

Ag Group, Poultry, Research, usda

Kansas State Develops Bird Flu Vaccines

John Davis

Kansas State University researchers have developed vaccines against two new strains of bird flu that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. This news release from the school says the strains targeted have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people. The new vaccine development method is expected …

Agribusiness, avian flu, Research

UC-Davis Tops in Ag, Veterinary Sciences

John Davis

The University of California, Davis, is rated as the top school in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences. This news release from the university says the information comes from the QS World University Rankings and is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in ag and forestry. …

Agribusiness, Research, University, Veterinary

BIVI Awards $50,000 for PED Data Sharing Programs

Jamie Johansen

For the second year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has awarded $50,000 in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) research grants. This year’s grants will again be shared by the University of California, Davis, Iowa State University and University of Minnesota to further the work on PED disease BioPortal, a collaborative web-based monitoring system that provides real-time or near-real time access to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, PED, Research, Swine

Beef Improvement Federation to Meet in Biloxi

Jamie Johansen

Mark your calendars for June 9-12 for the 2015 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event will take place in Biloxi, MS at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center. The theme for this year’s program is “Rebuilding a Cowherd.” Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association are co-hosting this …

Ag Group, Beef, Research

Poultry Producers to Recognize Research Excellence

John Davis

Nominations are now being taken to recognize research excellence in the poultry industry. This news release from USPOULTRY says the group and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting through July 1 nominations for the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding completed research projects funded by USPOULTRY or the USPOULTRY Foundation. Nominations can be accepted from the universities and research …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Poultry, Research