2021 AgDay

Animal Ag News 1/25

Carrie Muehling

  • After much consideration and guidance from health officials, the Board of Directors for the National Pork Board has decided the Pork Act portion of the 2021 Pork Industry Forum, scheduled for March 3-5, 2021, will be virtual. All pork producers and media are invited to attend the Pork Act Delegate Session. A detailed agenda and registration details will be available soon.
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation is proud to announce the opening of its newly renovated plant in Omaha, Nebraska. The Omaha production facility is geographically positioned to manufacture and supply mineral nutrition products and trace mineral premixes to U.S. livestock producers. Now, an extensive facility upgrade provides the next evolution of food safety, product quality and output while enhancing our customers’ ability to meet growing consumer needs. Phibro has increased the manufacturing footprint to more than 100,000 square feet and added technology innovations that will position it to evolve alongside the industry for the next decade and beyond.
  • Armor Animal Health is expanding its reach this week and opening a new distribution center in Sioux Falls, SD. The new warehouse, located on the south side of Sioux Falls, officially opened for business on Monday, January 18.
  • Mitch Breunig received the Dairy Business Association’s Advocate of the Year honors. Breunig’s family farm, Mystic Valley Dairy, has undertaken several expansions over the years, coming up from a 50-cow herd milked in a stanchion barn beginning in 1961 to a herd of 400 cows and 1,000 acres of cropland today. Breunig was instrumental in developing Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub, an agricultural research engine through three of the University of Wisconsin System colleges.
  • Angela Baysinger, DVM, MS, Animal Welfare lead at Merck Animal Health was awarded the 4th Annual Feather in Her Cap Award from the Feather in Her Cap Association, Inc. Dr. Baysinger was recognized for her significant contribution and achievements to the animal health industry, including mentoring and developing future women leaders.
  • GENEX and Nedap introduce the new GENEX HerdMonitor® cow monitoring system. The launch is part of a new partnership between GENEX and Nedap to provide dairy farmers with trusted, innovative herd management solutions and services that add significant value to the businesses of today’s and future farming generations.
  • Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™ model to help feed manufacturers and producers globally measure and lower the carbon footprint of their feed. Feeds EA™ measures the environmental impact of feed production at the feed mill level by assessing the impact of existing compounds or blends.
  • BouMatic LLC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of milking systems and dairy farm equipment, has named Paulsen the company’s advertising agency of record. Paulsen is a Sioux Falls-based marketing firm that specializes in serving clients in the agriculture and rural lifestyle sectors.
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