Animal Ag News 8/17

Carrie Muehling

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of assistance for agricultural producers in the Midwest affected by the recent severe weather to help eligible farmers and ranchers reestablish their operations.
  • To give fall calves the nutritional boost they need during times of stress such as birth and weaning, Brookside Agra recommends Calf-Rescue™. When given as directed, Calf-Rescue provides calves with select vitamins and a stabilized source of direct-fed microbials (probiotics) to maintain a healthy, natural appetite, digestion and immune system.
  • Register now for the Real Science Lecture Series: Feeding the People without Wasting the Planet on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT featuring Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California, Davis.
  • Zoetis has partnered with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and AQHA Members Plus to introduce the Healthy Horse Challenge. Through the Healthy Horse Challenge, horse enthusiasts can test their equine health knowledge and be entered in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a John Deere® TS Gator that is being donated by AQHA Members Plus.
  • Nutrient-dense and fresh foods including dairy, meat and poultry products are often the most needed items at food banks and pantries according to Feeding America and its affiliate organizations. However, they are often the least donated and the most difficult to preserve, due to a lack of appropriate cold storage. Recognizing an opportunity to serve its colleagues’ and customers’ communities, Zoetis has donated $50,000 to The Dairy Alliance and Midwest Dairy to purchase 17 cold storage units for food banks in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota and Virginia.
  • For the first time, World Dairy Expo’s Purple Cow Gift Shop is offering online sales. Spurred on by the cancellation of World Dairy Expo® 2020, the online store features Expo apparel and cow paraphernalia. WDE is pledging 10% of all profits from the online store in 2020 to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
  • Coming soon to a television provider near you: RIDE TV. Programming includes PBR Tuesdays, Nashville Insider, and Equestrian Friday. For more information, visit
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