Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Animal Ag Bites 9/4

Carrie Muehling

  • Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. invites you to visit their member farms and ranches on National Alpaca Farm Days on September 29th and 30th. This is a unique opportunity for the public to explore the many aspects of the alpaca livestock industry in North America. For a complete list of participating farms and ranches, visit
  • Huvepharma® announces the acquisition of T-HEXX Animal Health, a division of Hydromer, Inc. The T-HEXX lines of products are based upon innovative hydrophilic polymer technologies for animal health, primarily in the dairy and equine markets.
  • Balchem Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Balchem Italia S.r.l., acquired Bioscreen Technologies, S.r.l., a small privately held manufacturer of encapsulated and fermented feed nutrition ingredients, headquartered in Bertinoro, Italy.
  •, the world’s leading provider of software as service solutions powering dairy supply chains, is acquiring Data Specialists, Inc., a technology company with deep roots and multiple platforms deployed across the dairy industry. The combined companies will feature over 100 employees in four main locations.
  • The board of directors of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative has appointed Gordon Speirs, a dairy farmer from Brillion, Wis., to fill the vacant board seat held by the late John Pagel.
  • The Board of Trustees of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame announced seven new members will be inducted into the Hall as the Class of 2018. To learn more about the Meat Industry Hall of Fame or purchase tickets to this event, go to
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