Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

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

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 Eggs, ZimmComm Announcement

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

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

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 Agribusiness, Eggs, Elanco

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

Eggs and Kevin Bacon

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Eggs, Video

Please don’t make puns about Kevin’s last name. He would appreciate it. I’m sure he’s also appreciating the American Egg Board for including him in their latest campaign, Wake up to Eggs with Bacon. Nobody knows eggs better than bacon, which is why America’s egg farmers are teaming up with the most famous bacon of all, Kevin Bacon. The new …

Ag Group, Eggs, Video

Iowa Poultry & Egg Industry Adds New Leader

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Company Announcement, Eggs, Poultry

The Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association have hired Randy Olson as executive director. Olson will navigate the state’s poultry and egg industry through a changing environment as it adjusts to new food safety standards and other requirements. “In a national search, Randy Olson rose to the top with his strong background in agriculture and vast array of experiences …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Eggs, Poultry

Gemperle Farms Introduces Kid-Friendly Video Series

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Youth

Gemperle Family Farms has launched an online video series to showcase egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments, and to provide a behind-the-scenes look at farm life. “At our Gemperle Chicken Ranch, we think it’s important to educate customers on what makes Gemperle Eggs special while having fun at the same time,” explained Gemperle Family Farms President Steve Gemperle. “These videos …

Agribusiness, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Youth

Mmmmm, Bacon!

Jamie Johansen Contest, Eggs, Pork

The inaugural Bacon Bowl, presented by Petit Jean Meats, is just a month away. Saturday, October 26, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Northwest Arkansas Mall is the day to see if your personal bacon-inspired dish is worthy of a trip representing the Bacon Bowl at the 6th Annual New Orleans Food Fest. Spots are going fast for the event so …

Contest, Eggs, Pork