Animal Ag Bites 2/5

Carrie Muehling

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of five members to serve on the American Lamb Board. A list of board members is available on the AMS American Lamb Board webpage. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has also announced the appointment of three members to serve on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors. Additional information can be …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/29

Carrie Muehling

The new line of Eggland’s Best Chicken Food and Chick Food features the same wholesome, all-vegetarian formula used by EB egg farmers. The formula consists of premium ingredients rich in 15 vitamins and minerals that helps hens be healthier and of course results in healthier eggs too. Multiple varieties will be available for both chickens and chicks, including a USDA …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/22

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public. The application period is open through …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/15

Carrie Muehling

The American Angus Association announces the addition of Kathy LaScala as Angus Productions Inc. corporate sales manager. LaScala began her role Jan. 3 and will be overseeing industry sales operations to ensure profit maximization and realization of sales targets. The Missouri Department of Agriculture is spearheading an initiative to get more beef in schools across the state, with support from …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/8

Carrie Muehling

The Public Lands Council has opened applications for the Nick Theos Scholarship Program, offering qualified college students a unique opportunity to attend the PLC 2018 Spring Legislative Conference April 10 – 12 in Washington, D.C. Two Nick Theos scholarships are available for 2018. The scholarships include a $250 stipend, hotel accommodations, and complimentary conference registration. Interested students should complete an …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/2

Carrie Muehling

Dairy Strong 2018 will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. The conference will bring together more than 700 farmers, corporate professionals and government and university representatives to explore the future of an integral part of the culture and economy of Wisconsin and the nation. It will include a panel discussion about the changing …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/26

Carrie Muehling

Novus International, Inc. has smashed its previous records and raised $252,987 for the United Way. Novus was able to support the United Way through a combination of employee donations, business partner sponsorships and company matching. As part of its effort to cultivate sustainable people, Novus matches causes and charities of significance for its employees dollar-for-dollar. This year, Novus employees across …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/18

Carrie Muehling

Registration is now open for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit, themed Protect Your Roots. The event, now in its 17th year, will be held May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Discounted early registration fees and a special hotel rate are available through April 1 (pending availability). For the first time in more than 20 years, …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/11

Carrie Muehling

Merck Animal Health hosted leading animal welfare experts together with subject matter experts from agriculture, food processing/packing and retail in a first of its kind symposium “Advancing Animal Welfare Together” in September in Dallas, Texas. The gathering explored ways to work together to address practices essential to animal welfare today, and advancements possible in the future. The November Dairy Market …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/4

Carrie Muehling

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of the 2017 College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition, which prepares students to become lifelong advocates for agriculture. The top three individual winners along with a representative from each winning club will receive an expenses-paid trip to the Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit set for May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. Hiland Dairy Foods Company, …

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