Animal Ag Bites 8/13

Carrie Muehling

  • U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement.
  • Wisconsin has created the World’s Largest Cheeseboard, officially setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title. The show stopper took over an entire street in downtown Madison, displaying over two tons of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses from across the state, topping the previous European record holder by over 1,000 pounds! Spanning 35 feet long and 7 feet wide, the custom board was officially adorned with 4,437 pounds and 145 different varieties, types and styles of Wisconsin’s unique specialty and artisan cheeses- including national and international award-winners. For more information, visit
  • Milk Products, maker of Sav-A-Caf® products, is excited to introduce the 2018 Sav-A-Caf® Youth Impact Award. This award will recognize two leaders who encourage learning and a passion for agriculture in their communities’ youth. Milk Products is expanding the award in 2018 because of the quality candidates who applied in 2017. Apply online at
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, is cosponsoring the upcoming 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Denver, Colo. The Summit will be held Nov. 14 – 15, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Futurecasting Agriculture Sustainability” and will identify, navigate and futureproof opportunities for U.S. agriculture to drive tomorrow’s large-scale sustainability successes.
  • Allflex Livestock Intelligence, an Antelliq company, is proud of the inclusion of its smart collars for cows by SCR in the recently released “Israeli Innovation” book. The book, featuring the 100 Israeli innovations with the largest global impact, was published by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and the Economy and the National Innovation Authority.
  • A judge’s order that forbids farmers and their neighbors from discussing abusive and predatory litigation must be overturned, lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation and North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation wrote in a brief filed in federal court. Even though their law-abiding farms have been branded a “nuisance” by trial lawyers seeking multimillion-dollar verdicts from urban juries, the farmers and their neighbors are barred from publicly discussing the conditions and practices on the farms and the devastating effects of the lawsuits on their rural communities.
  • After leading a research initiative to explore the connection between swine disease and flies, Central Life Sciences has confirmed a groundbreaking revelation for the swine industry – flies can infect pigs with diseases including PEDV and Senecavirus A. ClariFly® Larvicide is feed-through fly control for swine that works to reduce flies around pigs and their associated risks. By stopping flies in the larval stage, ClariFly® Larvicide is proven to prevent the development of up to 96.7% of house flies in treated manure. To learn more, view the complete article from PORK Magazine.
  • Vytelle is the new company name for the business formerly known as Cogent® IVF. Vytelle (pronounced vy-tel-ee) comes from the bold union of VITAL, a powerful word denoting “essential to reproductive success” and the more feminine word ELLE, Greek for “sunray.”
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