Alltech Opens IFM Laboratory in China

Jamie Johansen

Global animal health leader Alltech is partnering with Nestlé in the creation of a world class training center, the Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang province, China. Along with its participation in numerous educational initiatives and assistance in establishing best practices in Chinese agribusiness, Alltech is bringing its highly successful feed evaluation laboratory to the world’s fastest growing dairy market. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, International, Research

Study Finds No Problems With GMO Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

A new scientific review from the University of California-Davis has found no adverse impact on the performance and health of livestock and poultry consuming genetically engineered feed in the time since it was first introduced 18 years ago. The review, led by UC Davis animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam, examined nearly 30 years of livestock-feeding studies that represent more than …

Animal Health, Biotech, Feed, Research, USFRA

WD Farr Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

Congratulations to two young agricultural professionals who were awarded the WD Farr Scholarship during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Ariel Overstreet-Adkins from Big Timber, Montana and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio were honored at the first session by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Farr family. They each received a $12,000 graduate scholarship. Ariel will use it to finish …

ADM, Ag Group, Audio, award, Beef, Education, NCBA, Research

Diamond V Announces Two New Team Members

Jamie Johansen

Diamond V® announces a new member of the company’s international poultry team and a new member of its research and innovation team. Mike Mitchell, North American Poultry Director, announced that Diamond V has gained additional expertise with Poultry Specialist Francisco Portela, MS, a new team member to serve poultry producers in Latin American countries and Canada. Mr. Portela has more …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

Researchers Study New Animal Deworming Agent

Jamie Johansen

After two moderate doses of a bacteria-derived protein were fed to worm-infected swine in an experiment, all intestinal roundworm larvae in the swine were damaged or destroyed and the infection was nearly completely eliminated, according to U.S. Department of Agricultur (USDA) and University of California-San Diego scientists. The research team included microbiologist Joseph Urban and his colleagues at the USDA …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Deworming, Research, Swine, usda, Vaccine

ISU’s Dr. Gauger Explains All Things PEDV

Joanna Schroeder

The emergence of PEDV took the U.S. by storm and according to Dr Phillip Gauger, with Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, between April 28 – May 4, 2013 they had four separate ISU-VDL submissions – one from Indiana and three from Iowa – from farms with no relationship. He and his team realized after running diagnostic tests that more …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, Research, Swine, World Pork Expo

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

Jamie Johansen

The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection process,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science. “The 24 submissions …

Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Research

Real Science Initiative Grant Winners

News Editor

Balchem Corporation has announced the recipient of its Real Science Initiative research grant. The successful proposal was submitted by Dr. Heather White (Department of Dairy Science) and Dr. Dale Schoeller (Department of Nutritional Sciences) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their research project will investigate methyl metabolism in the bovine liver and will seek to discover pioneering knowledge of the effects …

Research

New Clover Has Multiple Disease Resistance

Talia Goes

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recently released Blackhawk, a new arrowleaf clover promising high forage production with improved disease resistance. Dr. Gerald Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage breeder, said he developed Blackhawk from lines with natural resistance to the fungal soil pathogen Pythium ultimum and for tolerance to bean yellow mosaic virus. Developed at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and …

Agribusiness, Disease, Forage, Research

More Dairy – More Muscle Mass

News Editor

A recent study found that older women who consumed more dairy had more muscle mass and greater physical performance than women who consumed less dairy. This study was led by Kun Zhu, PhD, in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes in Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital in Nedlands, Western Australia. The research team examined whether dairy intake was associated with body …

Research