Animal Ag Bites 2/18

Carrie Muehling

  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association recognized five companies that have been exhibiting for 50 or more years at the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo. The Dupps Company, VAL-CO and Zoetis were recognized for 65 years of exhibiting at IPE. Poultry Times was recognized for 60 years of exhibiting, and Hy-Line International was recognized for 55 years of exhibiting.
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association recognized four poultry farm winners and four finalists who received the annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award is given annually to recognize exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production.
  • The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo is the largest show on record with approximately 33,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show has 1,420-plus exhibitors with more than 600,000 square feet of exhibit space.
  • The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs congratulate Famo Feeds of Freeport, Minn., for being named the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year.
  • Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is leading a team that is exploring how the currently circulating strain of African swine fever, or ASF, could spread in feed and feed ingredients. A new publication details the dose necessary to transmit the disease when pigs ingest virus-contaminated feed or liquid.
  • Mercaris, a market data and auctions startup that is helping to grow organic and non-GMO agriculture in the U.S., released its monthly market update as the halfway point of the 2018/2019 corn and soybean marketing year approaches. The report analyzes organic broiler slaughter data and organic egg layer inventories following the recent U.S. government shutdown.
  • The newest product in the Arrowquip line is the Portable Q-Catch 86 Series Cattle Handling System. The Portable Chute, Alley & Tub has been completely redesigned for ease of transportation, and to adhere to the latest low-stress cattle handling guidelines.
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