Trade Agreement Encourages Edge Dairy Cooperative

Carrie Muehling

The new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA) has generated a lot of discussion at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin this week since it holds lots of promise for the industry to increased exports. John Holevoet, director of government affairs for Edge Dairy Cooperative and the Dairy Business Association, says the main change is …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Balanced Dairy Rations Improve Herd Nutrition

Carrie Muehling

Each dairy farmer has different nutrition goals, based in part on what forages are available on farm. Hubbard dairy nutritionists like John Pretz help farmers with regular nutrient analysis so they can optimize the forages that are available and identify supplements that might further improve herd production, reproduction, and overall animal health. “I think we’ve absolutely evolved over the last …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Hubbard, Nutrition, Video, World Dairy Expo

2018 World Dairy Expo Explores Next Frontier

Cindy Zimmerman

Sporting a theme this year of “The Next Frontier,” World Dairy Expo is in full swing right now in Madison, Wisconsin. Communications Specialist Katie Schmitt says there are almost 900 companies exhibiting at the expo this year. “Our trade show is really a great place for farmers to find that new technology and do some research,” says Schmitt, who says …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Busting Myths About Mycotoxins

Carrie Muehling

Misconceptions about mycotoxins can cause problems for cattle producers. One of the biggest myths out there is that most mycotoxin challenges are caused by weather. And while weather can play a role, it’s more often field agronomic practice and insect damage that are the larger culprits when it comes to mycotoxin development, according to Pat Crowley, on-farm specialist with Alltech. …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Video, World Dairy Expo

Animal Ag Bites 8/20

Carrie Muehling

The IDEAg Group LLC announces a new partnership with Sioux Nation Ag Center at Dakotafest 2018. Dakotafest takes place Aug. 21-23 at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota. Over 500 exhibitors will offer trade show booths, educational sessions and family-friendly offerings. Download the Dakotafest mobile app at www.dakotafest.com for show information. The challenges and questions generated by market and regulatory …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Bites, Dairy, Food Safety, Horses, Sheep

Animal Ag Bites 8/13

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time. The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Bites, Beef, Poultry, Swine

Aptimmune Biologics Partners with Kemin Industries

Carrie Muehling

Aptimmune Biologics and Kemin Industries have formed a partnership in the global vaccine industry. As of July 31, 2018, Kemin is now an equity shareholder in Aptimmune and has exclusive rights to its vaccines and vaccine technologies outside the U.S. As part of the Kemin-Aptimmune partnership, the companies have formed Kemin Biologics, which will manufacture and market Aptimmune’s proprietary Barricade™ …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Swine

NCBA Wraps Up Summer Business Meeting in Denver

Carrie Muehling

Research, promotion and policy discussions filled work sessions at this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, attended by more than 700 cattle producers. Trade continues to be an important topic in the cattle industry, as well as environmental property rights. Other talks centered around alternative proteins and which agency should regulate the inspection and branding of those products. …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, NCBA

Animal Ag Bites 7/23

Carrie Muehling

Phibro Animal Health Corporation has introduced the new Animate app, a free mobile app for Animate® anionic mineral supplement customers that allows dairy producers to track critical prefresh metrics over time and identify trends by prompting them to enter data including: urine pH, bunk space, stocking density, dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) levels, temperature humidity index (THI), dry matter intake and …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, Lamb

Animal Ag Bites 7/16

Carrie Muehling

Holstein Association USA recognizes David Harvatine of King Ferry, New York, as the 2018 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder. Havartine is co-owner and dairy manager of Aurora Ridge Dairy, located north of Ithaca, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Aurora Ridge Dairy is owned by four partners: Bill Cook, Dan Westfall, Jason Burrows and Harvatine. The Washington …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Bites, NPPC