Introducing the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Board has named its 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. The three young farmers will share stories about every day life on the farm with consumers through outreach events and social media activity, while representing the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. Recent Iowa State University graduate Ben Wikner is excited to be part of an industry he …

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Animal Ag Bites 3/11

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has joined BFGoodrich Tires to launch the new Tradesmen Support Program. Global Dairy Platform announced the addition of Mr. Mike Durkin, President & CEO of Leprino Foods and Mr. Lino Saputo, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saputo Inc., to GDP’s Board of Directors. Foot-and-mouth disease virus spreads much more aggressively in pigs than …

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IFAJ-Alltech Agricultural Journalism Award Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and Alltech are proud to announce a new award that recognizes excellence and leadership by young journalists. The IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism will be presented during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19), held May 19–21, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The award marks a long tradition of celebrating journalistic …

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Pig Farmers Pack 900 Meals for Orlando-Area Children

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Board kicked off activities for Pork Industry Forum in Orlando this week by packing 900 meals to help feed hungry children in the area in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Contributing to a better way of life in the communities where pig farmers live and work is one of the We Care …

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Fighting Fescue Toxicity

Carrie Muehling

The decrease in productivity caused by fescue toxicosis has been estimated to cost U.S. beef producers more than $2 billion per year due to reduced growth and diminished reproductive efficiency. At the recent Cattle Industry Conference and NCBA Trade Show, Alltech territory manager Klair Hartzold talked to us about how Alltech is focusing on prevention. Listen to Jamie’s interview with …

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AlzChem Names U.S. Sales Lead for Creamino

Cindy Zimmerman

AlzChem Animal Health has named Dr. John Thomson as the U.S. Sales Manager for Feed Additives, particularly Creamino, a patent-protected preparation of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA). During his career, Thomson has managed research programs with a number of different feed and nutrition companies, provided technical support and training to customers and staff, and worked with customers to implement improvements. Recently, he …

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Luke Perry’s Ties to Farming and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Luke Perry is being eulogized for many reasons upon his sudden passing this week at the age of 52, but not so much about his rural background and his support of biodiesel. Back in 2006, Luke Perry showed up at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego sporting an FFA jacket with his name on it and talked about the …

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How Alltech is Helping Develop Careers

Carrie Muehling

Tyler Thomas first learned about the Alltech Career Development Program during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and this year at #CattleCon19 he shared his testimony about the program and how it’s set him up for a future career in animal science. Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tyler here: 2019 Cattle Industry Convention Photo Album

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Animal Ag Bites 3/4

Carrie Muehling

The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had a terrific year with 32,931 poultry, meat and animal food industry leaders from all over the world in attendance, setting a new record. There were also 1,426 exhibitors with 600,732 square feet of exhibit space, two more records. The Expo is the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry industry event …

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Where’s the Content?

Cindy Zimmerman

ZimmComm had a crazy week of content creation – from Destin, Florida and the BASF Stoneville Legacy Club, to the Bayer AgVocacy Forum, the BASF Science Behind, and Commodity Classic in Orlando, and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis. If you are looking for it all, it’s being posted on the virtual newsroom for agriculture AgNewsWire. Sometimes we …

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