Animal Ag News 10/19

Carrie Muehling

  • The ONE Virtual Experience looks at a sea of opportunity awaiting the global aquaculture market, which is expected to see an increase in demand of more than 30% by 2030. Explore what awaits the world’s fastest-growing protein sector and learn how aquaculture will play a vital role in feeding the world in a healthy, sustainable way. Access the ONE Virtual Experience now.
  • Due to the recent postponement of the 2021 National Western Stock Show, the American Gelbvieh Association board of directors made the decision to hold the 2021 Gelbvieh and Balancer® National Show and 2021 Gelbvieh and Balancer National Sale at the Cattlemen’s Congress taking place January 4-17, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This board decision comes from recommendations of both the Association’s national show committee and national sale committee.
  • It’s difficult to imagine operating a finishing facility in today’s era of thin margins without real-time information on finishing pig weight and performance. Yet that’s how typical finishing barns were built and equipped prior to the development of automation technology. Research shows automated pig sorting technology increased revenues by $7,000-$10,000 per year per 1,000-head barn. Visit to learn more.
  • The Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association, in cooperation with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, have worked closely with USDA to ensure cattle producers in the state of Louisiana have access to needed disaster resources to help with losses incurred as a result of this year’s devastating hurricanes.
  • President Trump expressed disappointment regarding the ongoing stalemate in the development of new COVID-relief legislation, saying his lead negotiator “hasn’t come home with the bacon.” Without immediate relief for hog farmers in crisis, the treasury secretary may not be the only one not bringing home the bacon, according to the National Pork Producers Council. U.S. hog farmers are facing $5 billion in collective pandemic-related losses this year following two challenging years due to trade retaliation. NPPC is seeking several provisions in a new COVID-relief package.
  • USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers evaluated a novel method to vaccinate for infectious bronchitis viruses. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Fieldale Farms and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.
  • NovaQuest Capital Management LLC announced a $20 million product financing agreement with Mileutis Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, to help mitigate the use of antibiotics in animals. NovaQuest’s investment will drive the continued development and commercialization of Mileutis’ novel, biologically sourced, and residue-free therapies for animal health. NovaQuest’s investment is its first ever in the animal health care field and in an Israeli company.
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