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Animal Ag News 1/24

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Farm Bureau Federation announced its support of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2021, with the exception of the bill’s establishment of mandatory minimums for negotiated purchases.
  • The Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) returns May 22 – 24, 2022, to unite changemakers and thought leaders in a collaborative exploration of solutions within agri-business and beyond.
  • John Deere is showcasing a variety of equipment and technology catered to today’s cattlemen, along with the latest information of interest to you and your producer audiences, at the 2022 NCBA Trade Show, Feb. 1-3 in Houston.
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative President Brody Stapel was re-elected during the co-op’s annual business meeting at the Dairy Strong conference. Brody Stapel of Double Dutch Dairy in Cedar Grove, Wis., who has been Edge president since 2018, will continue in that role. Stapel owns and operates the farm with his brother and father.
  • Attendees at the National Bison Association’s 26th annual Winter Conference at the Renaissance Central Park Hotel in Denver this week caught a glimpse of a new documentary film highlighting the contribution that ranchers, tribal leaders and conservationists are making to the restoration of this species. The feature trailer for NATIVE: The Prodigies of an Icon, aired during the bison association’s annual meeting.
  • Continuing on the legacy of customer-centric technical service, Valley Vet Supply welcomed Tony Hawkins, DVM, to its longstanding Technical Service veterinarian team.
  • CattleFax has introduced its annual Cow-Calf Survey. Information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable data regarding industry benchmarks and trends.
  • Taco Bell is continuing its run of dairy-based beverages thanks to dairy checkoff support. The chain released the Island Berry Freeze that uses a shelf-stable creamer created by dairy checkoff scientists. It is Taco Bell’s third beverage launch featuring the dairy creamer, beginning with the Pineapple Whip Freeze in May of 2020 and the Mountain Dew® Baja Blast® Colada Freeze last May.
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