Animal Ag News 10/4

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  • The MILK Business Conference, the only event that focuses exclusively on every business aspect of dairy operations, is set for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2021, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will offer educational and networking opportunities for dairy industry leaders, live and in person, and will take place prior to the start of the National Finals Rodeo.
  • The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual per-capita dairy consumption data and the story, despite major shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, remains America’s growing love for dairy products of all shapes and sizes. The information from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) adds 2020 data to an accounting of per capita dairy consumption dating back to 1975 when the average American consumed just 539 pounds of dairy foods per year. Last year, the average American consumed 655 pounds of dairy in milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, and other wholesome and nutritious dairy foods, demonstrating a resilient and growing love for all things dairy. The 2020 figure represents an increase of 3 pounds per person over the previous year.
  • The Public Lands Council honored individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to the industry and partnership with public lands ranchers during PLC’s 53rd Annual Meeting.
  • Attendee registration and general housing for the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) opens Monday, Oct. 4. With more than 520,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,046 exhibitors, the IPPE trade show floor continues to grow with four months remaining to the Expo. Be sure to register online to receive a discounted price of $75 through Jan. 7, 2022. Beginning Jan. 8, the registration rate will increase to $125.
  • GEA unveiled six new products at the 2021 World Dairy Expo. GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and facilities as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services.
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