Aptimmune Part of The Yield Lab Ag Tech Accelerator

Jamie Johansen

Chosen from among 120 applicants, Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics is developing and will soon launch innovative autogenous mucosal vaccines to help producers prevent major swine viral diseases. “We are honored that The Yield Lab has chosen to invest in Aptimmune and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

Zoetis Launches EQStable App for Horse Owners

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has launched a new app to help prepare you and your horse for the fall and winter show seasons. The EQStable app tracks horse health, and the app’s latest update includes a new equine weight calculated to help make accurate medication dose calculations simpler. Users will find the weight calculator within the main menu of the EQStable app, as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Technology, Zoetis

Cargill Unveils Format Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill recently changed the name of its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. The new name follows the company’s successful integration of Format International, and represents Cargill’s commitment to offer its customers a comprehensive, integrated set of software offerings, industry knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition. “Our customers and our team share high expectations for Format …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

Afimilk Honored for Innovative Calving Alert System

Lizzy Schultz

Afimilk’s Calving Alert service was recognized for innovation in calving detection at an awards ceremony held during the 2016 World Dairy Expo, marking the third year in a row Afimilk has received the coveted Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. Dystocia is a costly and common problem, with studies reporting that up to half of Holstein heifers require intervention from a …

Agribusiness, award, Calves, Technology, World Dairy Expo

1st Aerial Imaging Designed For Rangeland

Jamie Johansen

TerrAvion has launched the first aerial imaging solution specifically designed for rangeland. The service provides current images and data that help cattle ranchers spot early-warning signs on invasive species, plant/vegetation health issues, irrigation problems, overgrazed areas and the like – so they can take action before emerging problems become big ones. Every week, TerrAvion takes hundreds of low-altitude flights to …

Aerial, Agribusiness, Grazing, Land, Precision, Ranches, Rangeland, Technology

New Afimilk Application Detects Prolonged Labor

Lizzy Schultz

Afimilk, Ltd. has integrated a new Calving Alert service with a prolonged calving application into its AfiAct II cow monitoring system, offering dairy farmers the ability to instantly identify and quickly assist cows experiencing difficult labor. “The new Calving Alert Service will help dairy farmers more accurately detect the onset of calving, and be better prepared for potentially costly events …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Technology

Poultry Chiller pH Adjustment Receives Patent

Jamie Johansen

Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application 13/199,029 entitled “Methods of Using Peracetic Acid to Treat Poultry in a Chill Tank to Increase Weight.” This patent pending method is currently applied in nearly all poultry processing plants with water-based chiller systems in …

Agribusiness, Chicken, Food, food safety, Poultry, Technology, Turkey

John Deere Launches New How-To Website

Lizzy Schultz

John Deere and Frontier Equipment recently announced the launch of TipsNotebook.com, a new website that offers a convenient, trustworthy, one-stop resource for the answers to all of your “how-do-I-do-that” kind of questions. More than 45 helpful articles and videos have been uploaded to the site, covering the solutions on how to tackle many of those property jobs and projects. “Go …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Equipment, John Deere, Technology

NMPF Updates MPP Website

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated its Margin Protection Program (MPP) website with new materials to assist dairy producers considering enrollment in the third year of the federal dairy safety net program. The enrollment period officially opened July 1 and ends September 30, 2016, for coverage in calendar year 2017, and farmers already participating in the program can …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, economics, National Milk, Technology

Digitizing Animal Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Emerging technologies are knocking on the doorsteps of agriculture daily. One of these is facial recognition, not necessarily new when used with humans, but a cutting-edge concept in animal agriculture. David Hunt, co-founder of Cainthus, a company dedicated to digitizing ag practices, spoke to attendees of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference about ways we can all take advantage of new …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Technology