Happy World Egg Day!

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 40 countries around the world are celebrating the most incredible source of “Protein for Life” today on World Egg Day. One large egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals and six grams of high-quality protein for just about $0.17 each. But eggs are are more than a highly affordable protein source, they also have a low environmental impact, …

Audio, Eggs, International

How Eggs Can Provide Sustainable Nutrition to Fight World Hunger

Cindy Zimmerman

By Mickey Rubin, PhD Executive Director The Egg Nutrition Center (part of the American Egg Board) According to the World Health Organization, millions of children around the world suffer from stunting and wasting as a result of insufficient nutrition. In other words, they’re not growing normally and their bodies are skeletal and frail. Even here in the United States, one …

Eggs, Opinion

ZimmCast 589 – Incredible Eggs & New CEO of USFRA

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program you’ll hear mostly from Cindy and the people she interviewed recently. So, let’s get started by thanking our sponsor, GROWMARK, Locally Owned, Globally Strong. First up will be an interview Cindy did with American Egg Board Marketing Communications Manager Marc Dresner. They discuss the AEB’s eggciting promotional sponsorship of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” that has audiences scrambling …

Audio, Eggs, Food, USFRA, ZimmCast

Incredibles 2 Makes Super Hero Eggs

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Egg Board (AEB) cooked up an eggciting promotional sponsorship of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” that has audiences scrambling for new “How Do You Like Your Eggs?” recipes reflecting each of the film’s character’s unique personality or super power. The film has made the Incredible Egg into a nutrition super hero! “We are excited for The Incredible Egg to have …

AgWired Animal, Audio, Eggs, Marketing

Easter Eggs Are Up in Farm Bureau Survey

Cindy Zimmerman

Your Easter basket is just a little pricier this year, according to the lastest American Farm Bureau Federation Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil contributed to the overall increase of two percent compared to last year. The informal survey showed the total cost …

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Eggs, Food

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

Jamie Johansen

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

Have an Egg-citing Easter!

Cindy Zimmerman

Easter is the holiest of days on the Christian calendar and the egg representing new life has traditionally been symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Wikipedia, the custom of Christians decorating eggs for Easter can be traced to at least the 13th century in Mesopotamia, spreading from there into Russia and Siberia through the Orthodox Churches, and …

Eggs, ZimmComm Announcement

Novozymes & Boehringer Ingelheim Collaborate in Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Novozymes, Poultry

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

AASV, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eggs, Livestock, Poultry, Swine

Elanco ‘HATCHes’ Egg Plan to Fight Hunger

John Davis

Elanco has teamed up with the Kroger Co.’s Central Division, Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank to help fight hunger by providing eggs to undernourished people of all ages. This company news release says HATCH is an innovative partnership of community leaders, government officials, association representatives and food shoppers that will provide one egg to a …

Agribusiness, Eggs, Elanco