Animal Ag Bites 9/4

Carrie Muehling

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. invites you to visit their member farms and ranches on National Alpaca Farm Days on September 29th and 30th. This is a unique opportunity for the public to explore the many aspects of the alpaca livestock industry in North America. For a complete list of participating farms and ranches, visit Huvepharma® announces the acquisition of …

AgWired Animal, Animal Bites, Dairy, Horses

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 for show information. The challenges and questions generated by market and regulatory …

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

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Chuck Zimmerman

From Deauville to Caen, France I’m now spending a morning at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This morning there is jumping and vaulting competitions taking place. I got started out with jumping. This competitor is airborne over the Alltech jump, the first in the course, of course. I’m adding photos to my Alltech Global photo album as I post …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Events, Horses

Traveling with Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the IFAJ Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann Hess about this year’s Global …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Horses

Optimizing Equine Feeding Programs

Chuck Zimmerman

Equine feed is constantly improving and Dr. Amy Gill is leading the way. She is one of the presenters at the O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunities event. She’s an equine nutritionist who works between Lexington, KY and Boynton Beach, FL depending on the season. Amy is working with O.H. Kruse on some cutting edge equine feed formulations and was here to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Horses, O.H. Kruse

Donate to South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund

Talia Goes

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013. The fund will be administered by the South Dakota …

Agribusiness, Beef, Farming, Horses

A Boat Captain’s Tale

Jamie Johansen

A highlight to Chuck’s recent trip to Argentina for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalist (IFAJ) Congress, was during the livestock tour where he witnessed gauchos drive horses and cattle across a local river. Unable to turn down the opportunity for a unique interview, Chuck chatted with the Argentinian boat captain while he guided the tour boat across high waters. …

Audio, Beef, Horses, IFAJ

Argentine Cowhide Sledding

Cindy Zimmerman

What do Argentine gauchos do out in the pampas when they are bored and maybe have had a little too much Quilmes to drink? They tie dried cowhides to their horses and drag each other around in them. Seriously. I don’t know what it’s called – there must be a name for it – so I just call it cowhide …

Horses, IFAJ, Video

Livestock 101 at NAMA Boot Camp

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture seems to be under a constant fire from those who don’t understand it. During the recent NAMA Boot Camp, Dr. Dan Thomson, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Professor at Kansas State University Vet School, addressed the basics of the industry along with issues and challenges so agri-marketers could help educate the growing population of non-ag consumers. “I think …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Education, Farming, Food, Horses, Livestock, NAMA, Pork, Poultry, Swine

Locust Trace AgriScience Farm

Jamie Johansen

Locust Trace AgriScience Farm is the newest career and technical high school in Lexington, Kentucky with energy and environmental being key factors in the facility design and agriculture being the educational focus. Locust Trace features spacious classrooms with adjoining labs, 6.5 acres for gardening, a state-of-the-art greenhouse with an aquaculture area for raising native fish, a soaring auditorium with a …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Beef, Conservation, Dairy, Education, Energy, Environment, Farming, FFA, Horses, Livestock, Poultry, Technology, Veterinary