Animal Ag Supports National Economy

Lizzy Schultz

A new soy-checkoff-funded study has found that animal agriculture plays a signifiant role in the support of the nation’s economy. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. soy’s top end user, increased gross national product by $123 billion in economic output, improved household earnings by over $21 billion and added 645,629 jobs from 2004-2014. According to the Economic Analysis of Animal …

Ag Group, economics, Farming, Livestock, Production, Research, soybeans

USDA Invests $5.2 Million In Nanotechnology

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment in nanotechnology research totaling more than $5.2 million in the form of university research grants. The awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the nation’s premier competitive, peer-reviewed grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences, and will affect 11 agricultural research universities looking into ways nanotechnology can …

Ag Group, Research, Science, Technology, University, usda

Antibiotic Workshop Features Industry Leaders

Lizzy Schultz

The Farm Foundation NFP and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) are co-hosting a March 17-18 workshop that intends to explore incentives and disincentives for development of new antimicrobial drugs and alternatives to antibiotics for use in food animals. The workshop will take place March 17-18 at the ERS offices at Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW, Washington, DC, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Pharmaceutical, Research, usda

Alltech & Rothamsted Form Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech Crop Science is partnering with Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutes in the world, for a strategic alliance in the field of agricultural research. Rothamsted has provided cutting-edge science and innovation for more than 170 years. This alliance is part of Alltech’s commitment to advancing its research in microbiology, bio-chemistry and nutrigenomics, and to bridge the …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, sustainability, Technology, University

Mystery Behind Poultry Vaccine Revealed

Lizzy Schultz

A recently completed research project funded by The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation has revealed the mystery behind an important poultry vaccine. The research project, part of USPOULTRY’s comprehensive research program, was completed by Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Mark Jackwood in the Department of Population Health & Poultry Science at the University of Georgia …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry, Vaccine, Veterinary

USDA Preserving Genetic Diversity of Livestock

Lizzy Schultz

Researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief intramural scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are ensuring that the genetic diversity of our livestock doesn’t disappear, and the key player in that mission is the National Animal Germplasm Collection. The Collection is the largest of its kind, storing over a million germplasms, samples of tissue …

Ag Group, Genetics, Livestock, Reproduction, Research, usda

Bayer Hosts Panel On Antibiotic Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science held a series of panels covering a variety of important topics during an #AgVocacy Forum at the 2016 Commodity Classic last week in New Orleans. Discussion surrounded antibiotic resistance in crops, animals, and humans, and how all three of those industries must share equal responsibility in terms of prioritizing antibiotic stewardship in their fields. The panel included …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Bayer, Research, Veterinary

QualiTech Study Shows SQM Zinc Offers Advantages

Kelly Marshall

A recent study of the role of organic trace minerals on poultry performance was done by QualiTech.  The results showed the use of SQM Zinc as the zinc source in a broiler’s diet gave a significant advantage in the growth rate, depending on what antagonists might also be present in the diet.  This study offers evident that SQM Zinc supplementation …

Animal Health, Poultry, Research

AgGenetics Launches Financing Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

AgGenetics, an animal health and biotechnology company, recently launched a $5 million equity financing campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. The action comes in response to the ever-increasing demand for animal protein, which is projected to grow by nearly 40% in the next 20 years. No effective or economically viable models for addressing this demand currently exist. …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, Breeding, Breeds, Genetics, Production, Research

Purdue Study Reveals ManureMagic Success

Lizzy Schultz

DryLet, LLC recently announced the results of a Purdue University study that highlight the ability of ManureMagic to reduce deadly hydrogen sulfide gas and noxious odors generated in pig farming operations. The 42-Day study was conducted by Dr. Albert Heber in Purdue’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering. The research tested the efficacy of ManureMagic in reducing hydrogen sulfide, as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biosecurity, Biotech, Research, Swine, University, Video