Animal Ag News 12/6

Carrie Muehling

  • The annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will once again be held at the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association and the North American Meat Institute, the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, and is offered free of charge to all registered IPPE attendees.
  • Join the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association for its next one-hour webinar, “Practical Considerations Before Implementing a Monitoring System for Breeding Age Heifers,” set for December 9, at 2:00 p.m. Central time.
  • Recordings from the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2021 Virtual Summit are now available for public viewing. The 2021 event, themed “Obstacles to Opportunities” was the largest to-date with nearly 600 registered attendees who tuned in.
  • AgLaunch is excited to welcome four early-stage technology startups as the inaugural cohort of the AgLaunch365 Livestock Challenge. This program builds off the success of the AgLaunch365 Row Crop Challenge that AgLaunch has been running in partnership with Farm Journal.
  • The National Pork Producers Council announced Bryan Humphreys has been chosen as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective Dec. 21, 2021, following the retirement of long-time leader Neil Dierks.
  • Thousands of dairy farmers worldwide milk their herds using GEA robots. These farmers depend on GEA’s reliable systems to harvest high-quality milk, maximize production and collect individual cow data to manage their herds. With GEA’s push for continual excellence, the intelligently designed DairyRobot R9500 just got smarter.
  • Six Midwestern dairy groups on a taskforce studying improvements to the Federal Milk Marketing Orders issued a statement in response to the introduction of the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act.
  • The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has recognized six individuals whose work in federal legislation and food and agricultural policy has helped to advance the economic impact of the U.S. dairy industry. At the annual Celebration of Dairy event overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., recognized Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. David Scott of Georgia, Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, and Jason Hafemeister and Bruce Summers of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the IDFA Leadership Award.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service related to the labeling of meat or poultry products that contain lab-grown animal cells. NCBA believes that the term “beef” should only be applicable to products derived from livestock raised by farmers and ranchers.
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