Successful Season for RodeoHouston

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Events, Rodeo

Attendance was high for this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, as more than 2.46 million visitors were in the audience for the authentic celebration of Western heritage. “Thanks to more than 32,000 dedicated volunteers and 100-plus staff members, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is proud to present a first-class experience for its more than 2 million visitors,” said … Read More

Alliance Summit to Feature Restaurant and Retail Leaders

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, consumer, Events, Food

Attendees at The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit, held May 5-6, 2016 in Arlington, Va, will receive advice, insights and recommendations from industry leaders during a panel discussion titled “Cultivating Conversations: Approaches to Consumer Engagement.” The panel will focus on different approaches to help connect with consumers and opening a dialog about food and agriculture. Each panelist brings a … Read More

How Will the Election Impact Animal Ag?

Kelly MarshallAnimal Ag Alliance, Events, Government

The Russell Group, a firm specializing in food and agriculture public relations, will present to the 2016 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit about the effects on animal ag under the administrations of the remaining presidential candidates.  The Summit will be themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!” is being held May 5-6 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. … Read More

2016 IPPE Set New Records

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Events, Feed, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had 30,277 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world in attendance. The event brought a record 1,301 exhibitors with more than 464,750 square feet of exhibit space. IPPE is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute. There were … Read More

UW-Extension Hosting Cattle Feeders Workshops

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Cattle, economics, Events, Markets, Research, University

The University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will be hosting seven Cattle Feeders workshops at locations throughout Wisconsin from February 22 through February 25, 2016. The forums will discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive requirements, a market outlook, results of recent feeding trials, and overhead cost survey highlights. Adam Hady, UW-Extension Richland County agriculture agent, will present a discussion on the upcoming … Read More

2016 Hay & Forage Expo Dates Announced

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Events, Forage, Hay

The 30th annual Hay & Forage Expo dates are set for June 22 and 23, 2016, at the Central Iowa Expo site (CIE), located near Boone, Iowa. “Having the Hay & Forage Expo centrally located and near major highways and interstates makes it easy for hay producers to attend, “ says Matt Jungmann, show director, Penton Agriculture. “Plus, the amenities … Read More

Rood And Riddle Live Dates Announced

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Equine, Events, Health, Veterinary

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be hosting the sixth annual Rood & Riddle Report Live, an educational seminar for equine industry professionals, on Feb. 25 at Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. The Rood & Riddle Report Live features reporting on the latest news published in veterinary journals, as well as major developments related to equine health. A panel of … Read More

Members Recognized at ASI Convention

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, award, Events, Policy, Sheep

The efforts of three individuals were recognized last week during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) annual convention. Two longtime sheep producers and a relative newcomer to the industry walked away with an engraved plaque presented by ASI President Burton Pfliger, as well as recognition for their outstanding contributions to the industry. Cindy Siddoway, who was elected as the first … Read More

ASI Convention Spotlights Industry Challenges

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, COOL, Events, Policy, Sheep

The discussion during last month’s 2016 American Sheep Industry Association Convention spotlighted several major issues brought forward by the large attendance of sheep producers from across the country. “The focus of our meeting this year was current events and current issues,” said ASI President Burton Pfliger. “Agriculture and the sheep industry in particular are facing the new veterinary feed directive, … Read More

“SciBabe” to Speak at 2016 Stakeholders Summit

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Events, Food, Science

I have been an avid follower of this smart, outspoken lady for quite some time and can’t wait to see her take the stage at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit. The author, blogger and science communicator Yvette d’Entremont, better known online as “SciBabe,” will speak at the event, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!”, May 5-6 in … Read More