Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Animal Ag News 2/15

Carrie Muehling

  • The Livestock Export and Inspection Facility at St. Louis Lambert has enabled the shipment of 150 pigs to Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is the LEIF’s second shipment, the first being to Sao Paulo in November, and is a part of Brazil’s efforts to improve its herd in order to supply pork products to China subsequent to the devastation of the hog population in China caused by the African Swine Fever (ASF), an untreatable virus.
  • Syngenta Seeds, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center (UARC), unveiled newly published research highlighting the potential for beef producers to reduce their environmental footprint by using Enogen® corn for feed.
  • A recent research study determined that implementing ProsperEO™ Liquid in the water of turkeys starting at nine weeks of age increased pounds at the plant, improved feed conversion and reduced mortality. ProsperEO is Ralco’s everyday antibiotic-free water additive containing patented essential oils and prebiotics.
  • The Dairy Business Association, Wisconsin’s leading dairy advocacy group, announced its top legislative and budget priorities for this year’s session. Among the group’s areas of focus are improving the program that regulates larger farms, protecting customers with truth-in-labeling bills for dairy products and meat, and responding to challenges posed by COVID-19. The announcement came just before the start of DBA’s annual Dairy Strong conference.
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation announces 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.
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