Animal Ag News 11/7

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board honored Rick Naczi as the 2022 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion.
  • The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides 2,012,269 jobs, $125.6 billion in wages, $555.9 billion in economic activity and $33.7 billion in government revenue.
  • Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame inductees and industry award winners will be honored on Jan. 31, 2023, during the 14th annual banquet, which precedes the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, Feb. 1-3.
  • The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program have announced the winners of the second annual FARM Excellence Awards. More information about the FARM Excellence Awards and the 2022 award winners is available on the FARM Excellence Awards page.
  • Pharmgate Animal Health has hired Dr. Nicholas Lauterbach, DVM, as a technical services veterinarian. Lauterbach will work with veterinarians and production teams at swine operations to help create and execute swine health protocols.
  • A major new report released in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit next week in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, reveals that about 81% of facilities reporting data are covered by Meat Institute members’ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • To bring the most relevant production and economic information to cattlemen, Certified Angus Beef hired fifth-generation rancher Lindsay Graber Runft as director of producer communications.
  • U.S. consumers can expect to pay more for their Thanksgiving turkeys this year as supplies have dwindled following the widespread outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Since the outbreak began this spring, more than 7.5 million turkeys have been removed from production in an effort to mitigate the disease. The losses were the latest blow to the national turkey flock which, was already shrinking due to a series of production challenges and industry contraction in recent years. The combination of tight supplies and strong holiday demand will send retail turkey prices to record highs this year, according to a new research brief from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is investing $73 million in 21 grant projects through the first round of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.
  • “Cattlemen to Cattlemen,” the television show of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, announced that it will air a special “Salute to Veterans” episode on November 8th in honor of Veterans Day. The show will highlight the service of veterans involved in the beef industry and explore the connection between patriotic farmers and ranchers and our nation’s servicemembers.
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