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

Hubbard Feeds Inc. Commits $50,000 to SDSU

Jamie Johansen

Hubbard Feeds Inc., a leading U.S. commercial animal nutrition company, announced that it has committed $50,000 toward construction of the new Cow-Calf and Swine Education and Research Facilities at South Dakota State University (SDSU). The Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility has an expected construction cost in excess of $6 million. This unit will include a main building (offices, laboratory space, …

Ag Group, Education, Feed, Research

2015 BIVI PRRS Research Awards Announced

Jamie Johansen

The threat from new or evolving swine diseases reminds producers and veterinarians of the critical role ongoing research plays in helping find solutions to problems that reduce production and profitability. When it comes to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), time has proven there are no easy, simple or quick solutions. For the past 12 years, the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Research, Swine

Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for PEDv Research

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in breeding and farrowing herds. “We were interested in proposals that help discover novel approaches for optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts to help control PEDv,” said Steve Sornsen, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Research, Swine

Carbon Footprint Assessment Tool Research

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers developed a carbon footprint and assessment tool for poultry producers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project …

Ag Group, Poultry, Research

New Research on Vaccination for Infectious Bronchitis

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers provide insight on vacation against infectious bronchitis. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. …

Ag Group, Poultry, Research, US Poultry

Advanced Animal Diagnostics Presents New Trial Data

Jamie Johansen

Performing a QScout® MLD (milk leukocyte differential) test at key lactation events can help dairy producers detect subclinical mastitis early, gain a better view on udder health, and make precise treatment decisions that increase milk production, milk quality and reproductive performance, according to new trial data shared by Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) at the 2015 National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Research

Roka BioScience Salmonella Testing

Jamie Johansen

Salmonella threshold testing was the hot topic in the Roka BioScience booth at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). I stopped by to talk with Ted Andrew, Director of Marketing and Product Development about their new approach to bacteria detection and other new opportunities they are offering the industry. “It’s a different way to look at pathogen testing. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biotech, IPPE, Poultry, Research

QIAGEN Gets Certification for Detection of Listeria

Jamie Johansen

While at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo, QIAGEN Inc. will also be highlighting their newly approved mericon® Pathogen Detection Assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes. This product received AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC-Research Institute at the end of 2014. The AOAC, an independent third party international organization that evaluates analytical methods for food …

Agribusiness, Food, IPPE, Research