DMI News Conference Dairy Research & McDonald’s

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Management Inc. hosted a news conference with CEO Tom Gallagher and Pennsylvania dairy farmer, DMI board member Harold Shaulis. Topic of discussion was dairy farmers’ longstanding commitment to dairy research that is making a difference in the marketplace. Dairy farmers’ investment and vision for National Dairy Council (NDC) has resulted in 100 years of investments in research, communications and …

Ag Group, Audio, Butter, Dairy, Dairy Management Inc., Research

USEF Declares Ban on Phenibut

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program released a statement earlier this month on the decision to classify the substance Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid), as well as any equine supplement containing Phenibut, as a forbidden substance under USEF rules, effective immediately. Phenibut is considered a derivative of gamma aminobutyric acid(GABA), an amino acid used in …

Animal Health, Equine, Research, USEF, Veterinary

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie Johansen

During the Farm Progress Show, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most important conversations …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farm Show, Research, sustainability, USFRA

Alltech Presents Student Research Award

Jamie Johansen

Alltech presented the 32nd Alltech Student Research manuscript to Xi Chen (XiXi) during the 104th annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, July 27-30. The daughter of two animal nutrition professors, Chen was born and raised in Sichuan, China. She came to the U.S. in 2008 and received her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Purdue University in …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education, Poultry, Research

Texas A&M Researches Chagas Disease

Jamie Johansen

To keep both animals and humans protected from Chagas disease, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and the wildlife and fisheries sciences department of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been studying the parasite-host-vector interaction at sites in South Central Texas. Chagas is the common name for a disease transmitted by insects and …

Ag Group, Research

Zoetis Grant to Help Enhance Milk Production Research

John Davis

Researchers working on enhancing milk production are getting a boost. Zoetis has given a pair of scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz a $150,000 grant to continue research related to mammary gland development. The award is part of the competitive Zoetis Cattle Call research grant program, which supports efforts by North American researchers and veterinarians to improve dairy …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Research, University, Zoetis

Research on Calves Could Find Cure for Respiratory Disease

John Davis

Research on calves could lead to a cure for a respiratory disease. This news release from the University of California-Davis says scientists at the school are finding a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a serious threat that leads to pneumonia and bronchiolitis, especially in infants and premature children. Results from the study, published in the August issue of the …

Calves, Research

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