Animal Ag Bites 6/25

Carrie Muehling

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 10 members to fill vacancies on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. More information about the board is available on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board page on the AMS website, including a link to the Board’s membership under the heading Organizational Structure. The Institute for Feed Education and …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/18

Carrie Muehling

The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will have the largest trade show floor ever in the event’s history. IPPE has already surpassed 560,000 square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,100 exhibitors with eight more months to go to the Expo. IPPE is the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry trade show of its …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/11

Carrie Muehling

McDonald’s USA presented Cargill Protein’s Egg Team with the 2017 U.S. Supplier of the Year award at its Lake Odessa, Mich., and Mason City, Ia., egg processing facilities on Friday, June 1. As a McDonald’s supplier for nearly 25 years, Cargill was selected for the U.S. Supplier of the Year award for its leadership in supporting the launch and execution …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/4

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Producers called for a swift resolution of the United States-China trade dispute, paving the way for increased U.S. pork exports to the world’s largest pork-consuming nation. According to Iowa State University Economist Dermot Hayes, U.S. pork producers have lost $2.2 billion on an annualized basis due to events leading up to and following China’s 25 percent punitive …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/29

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a video that demonstrates what poultry and egg farms can expect if their farms are inspected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To ensure the information is accurate and beneficial, USPOULTRY collaborated with EPA personnel to develop and produce the video. A new study funded by National Dairy Council (NDC) shows …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/21

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 5 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa joined a bipartisan group of senators, led by Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, to urge U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/14

Carrie Muehling

Jared Brackett is the newly elected secretary/treasurer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. Jared lives and runs a cow-calf/stocker operation in southern Idaho. He is a fifth-generation rancher. The three largest milk marketing cooperatives in California, California Dairies, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America and Land O’Lakes, Inc., on behalf of their respective members, have voted in support of the California Federal …

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Animal Ag Bites 5/7

Carrie Muehling

Cooperatives Working Together has accepted nine requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and United Dairymen of Arizona. These cooperatives have contracts to sell 1.04 million pounds of cheddar cheese, 262,350 pounds of butter and 923,737 pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia and North Africa. New research …

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Animal Ag Bites 4/30

Carrie Muehling

Hypor, the swine breeding business of Hendrix Genetics, will join a research alliance to end surgical castrations of male piglets. The alliance, announced on January 3, 2018 by Recombinetics and DNA Genetics, is developing a precision breeding technology that results in male piglets born naturally castrated. The National Milk Producers Federation April Dairy Market Report shows the U.S. average all-milk …

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Animal Ag Bites 4/23

Carrie Muehling

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is excited to announce, effective May 1, 2018 the association’s management will transition to Gardner & Gardner Communications of New Prague, Minn. The American Angus Association announces the hiring of New Jersey native Christopher Engel as the director of Angus Link, the new Association feeder cattle program, which is set to be unveiled …

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