#NFMS17 Showcases Deere’s New 5R Tractors

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Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

NutriQuest Poultry Division Moving Rapidly

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NutriQuest has only had a poultry division for about four years, Director of Sales Shannon Burasco told Chuck Zimmerman at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), but they are committed to serving across the poultry industry, from performance to food safety. They’re working to provide solutions that will assist producers in being good stewards of their animals and offer …

Audio, IPPE, Poultry

USPOULTRY Honors Dr. Will Merka

Kelly Marshall

John Glisson, head of research for USPOULTRY was recently at the International Production & Processing Expo where Chuck Zimmerman caught up with him to talk about the winner of this year’s Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. “[The award is] to recognize really outstanding work done with USPOULTRY grants,” Glisson tells Chuck. “Our winner this year was Dr. Will Merka, who …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Poultry, US Poultry

Increased Beef Production = Lower Prices at Meat Case

Jamie Johansen

As consumers shop at the meat case this holiday season and into the new year, they’ll see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast. November 2016 was the largest beef production month since 2010, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to raise its beef production forecast for 2016 in its World Agricultural …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, Meat

Senate Ag Committee Holds Livestock & Poultry Hearing

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, held a hearing on the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors, titled “A Review of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors: Marketplace‎ Opportunities and Challenges.” It has been five years since a hearing like this has taken place. Farmers and ranchers across the country took part …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Chicken, Export, Government, Markets, NCBA, NFU, NPPC, politics, Pork, Poultry

WCMA Elects 2016-2017 Board Of Directors

Lizzy Schultz

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The Board was selected earlier this month by WCMA members and the Board Officers, who were elected last week at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee. The 2016-17 WCMA Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2016. Chris Simon, of Agropur, Inc. was re-elected …

Ag Group, Cheese, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Board, Food

Past, Future Focus of AASV & the Swine Industry

Joanna Schroeder

As the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference came to a close, Chuck Zimmerman had a few minutes with Past President Dr. Ron Broderson, DVM and current President Dr. George Charbonneau, DVM, who also served as the Program Chair for this year’s annual meeting. One success story – attendance was at a record high and they expect even more …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Murtaugh's Research Shows How Pigs Respond to Infection

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Mike Murtaugh, Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, was awarded funding through the Respiratory Disease Research Board with support from BIVI of $35,000 for his project, “Pen-Side Respiratory Pathogen Identification. The honor was bestowed during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in New Orleans. Also during the conference, Murtaugh gave a presentation based on his award-winning research. Chuck …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

BIVI Abreast of PCV2 Changes

Joanna Schroeder

Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) was one of the topics discussed during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) that took place in New Orleans. Dr. Brian Payne gave a presentation about his PCV2 cross-production research. This is an important topic to producers, said Payne, because BIVI has been hearing a lot in the industry that there have been changes …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine