Animal Ag Bites 3/12

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  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 11 members and 10 alternates to serve on the American Egg Board. More information about the board is available on the American Egg Board website.
  • Under an export certificate recently negotiated between the two countries, the United States now can ship pork to Paraguay. While the South American country is a modest consumer of pork, there is potential for U.S. pork export growth to its nearly 6.9 million people, who have a per capita income greater than, for example, the Philippines and Vietnam, two large pork-consuming nations.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will present a webinar entitled: The 4’s of Crossbreeding: Simple, Structured, Successful, and Sustainable on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. CT. Click here to register.
  • The World Dairy Expo Board of Directors, Commercial Exhibitor Committee and Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee conducted annual meetings on March 5 and 6 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. These groups of business professionals, dairy producers and Expo exhibitors set new initiatives for the 2018 World Dairy Expo, October 2 through 6, in addition to welcoming new members during their respective meetings.
  • The American Quarter Horse Association elected a new Executive Committee at the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more convention coverage at
  • The Angus Journal is seeking a new editor as it restructures its current editorial team. The editor will take on the day-to-day management of the print and digital components of the Angus Journal, as well as provide editorial support for other publications of Angus Media as time allows. The new editor will report to the president of Angus Media and have direct management of the editorial team, including a main role in selecting several new team members. For more information or to apply for this new position, visit the careers section of, or email
  • World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards to be formally presented at the 52nd annual event in October. The 2018 honorees are as follows: Dairy Woman of the Year – Jeanette Sheehan, Sheeknoll Farms, Rochester, Minnesota; Dairyman of the Year – Pete Kappelman, Meadow Brook Dairy Farms, LLC, Two Rivers, Wisconsin; Industry Person of the Year – Dr. Dan Hornickel and Dr. Chris Keim, Sunshine Genetics, Inc., Whitewater, Wisconsin; and International Person of the Year – Alastair Pearson, World Wide Sires China Co. Ltd, Beijing, China.