Will EPA Change RFS Volumes?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How will a ban on antibiotics impact your livestock operation?” Our poll results clearly state that producers are not sure how the change in federal antibiotic guidelines will impact their operations. The livestock industry is currently working with producers to help with his transition and working closely with your veterinarians to create a health …


How Will Antibiotic Ban Impact Livestock Operations?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What fuels your grill?” My family was a little late pulling out our grill this summer, but it’s now out and we have been enjoying it thoroughly. I honestly don’t have a preference, but my husband is pretty adamant about what fuels his grill. So, it’s charcoal all the way in my household. But …


ZimmComm Galaxy Tab S AgNerd Giveaway

Jamie Johansen

Are you in need of some new tech for your farm or business? ZimmComm New Media just might have the answer. Enter our latest AgNerd Giveaway for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S Tab. Samsung Galaxy S Tab Specs: Super AMOLED® display (1600 x 2560) Our thinnest (0.26″) and lightest (1.02 lbs.) yet Unique innovations like Fingerprint Scanner, …

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Pork Addresses Key Industry Issues

Jamie Johansen

This morning on day two of the 2015 World Pork Expo the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted another press conference to address three issues impacting pork producers, swine businesses and organizations and the consumer. Dr. Howard Hill, NPPC past president, began the morning discussing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that were released in February. He noted the committee did not …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NPPC, Pork, Swine, Water, World Pork Expo

BIVI Talks Pig Protection at #WPX15

Jamie Johansen

The industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) has been developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) Health Management Center and will become available for testing July 1, 2015. The new test provides producers with bacterial concentration levels, unlike the similar qualitative PCR testing which simply detects for the presence of Lawsonia. BIVI’s announcement …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, World Pork Expo

West Central Expands SoyPlus Plant in Iowa

Jamie Johansen

West Central celebrated a big announcement this morning at their headquarters in Ralston, Iowa. The manufacturer of SoyPlus, an industry-leading high bypass protein dairy feed, made public their plans for expansion of the SoyPlus plant to increase production capacity by 50%. The $27 million investment will include an additional line of mechanical presses, soybean storage, soybean oil storage, finished product …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Nutrition, Soybean

Meat Labeling & Grilling

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should Congress do about COOL?” Those who chimed in for our recent poll on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) seem to be leaning towards the creation of a generic North American label. Followed closely by a voluntary program or a repeal for meat products. What will Congress do?…time will tell. Listen to comments …


Carbon Footprinting Gives a Market Edge

Jamie Johansen

No matter what business you are in, having an edge on the market only makes sense. A company’s carbon footprint is very important in today’s marketplace. Are you being a REBEL and identifying your’s? Alltech ECO2 collects farm information, calculates the carbon footprint and then helps put plans into place to reduce that footprint. Andrew Wynne, Business General Manager for …

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Antimicrobials in Livestock – A Thing of the Past?

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer and VP at Alltech, talked antibiotics at the recent REBELation in the beef breakout session. Companies like McDonald’s and Costco have said no to antibiotics. Is it time for the industry to be a REBEL and say no too? “The term antibiotic is somewhat controversial. I prefer to talk about antimicrobials. The use of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Livestock

Alltech Answers Fish Oil Shortage Dilemma

Jamie Johansen

It is hard to find a more diverse company than Alltech. At their recent REBELation, breakout sessions covered topics from digital media to aquaculture. Headlining discussion on algae was, Becky Timmons, Director for Applications Research and Quality Assurance for Alltech Algae. She started with Alltech 30 years ago and also has a very diversified background. She has been everything from …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture