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Animal Ag News 9/12

Carrie Muehling

  • Wayne-Sanderson Farms has unveiled a new brand identity and logo following the recent merger of the two industry leaders. The company’s new identifying mark was designed to resonate the shared values and business objectives of what is now the third-largest poultry producer in the nation.
  • The Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) New Product Competition is accepting applications for innovative products that focus on dairy’s qualities related to calming. The program, formerly the National Dairy Council New Product Competition, is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to develop products in line with industry and consumer insights to uncover innovative dairy-based products that offer calming benefits.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) urged the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to approve the Livestock Regulatory Protection Act.
  • Standard Nutrition Services (SNS) announced that Christopher Mateo, DVM, MS, Ph.D. has been hired to lead the company’s nutrition consulting business beginning October 1, 2022. Mateo, who has more than 25 years of animal nutrition and ag industry experience, previously worked for Standard Nutrition Canada from 2009 to 2018, first as a Director of Nutrition, then General Manager (Northwest Region) and finally as a Managing Partner.
  • The widespread outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that roiled U.S. poultry production earlier this year and led to skyrocketing prices for eggs and turkey has subsided. Cases of HPAI diminished significantly as temperatures warmed and the migratory season for wild birds ended. However, the risk of another outbreak this fall remains elevated and the stakes for poultry producers couldn’t be higher, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange.
  • Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the planning and management organization that oversees the national dairy checkoff program on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and importers, has posted its 2021 annual report at www.usdairy.com/for-farmers/resources.
  • The Business Intelligence Group named Vytelle a Sustainability Leadership Award winner in the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
  • The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) has again certified the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Animal Care Program as an approved animal welfare evaluation. PAACO provides training and certification credentials for animal welfare auditors and audits for all sectors of food animal production.
  • The Beef Alliance is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Startup Challenge. This is the second year the Beef Alliance has sponsored and promoted a virtual pitch competition for entrepreneurs and innovators with solutions related to the cattle feeding industry.
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