Animal Ag News 11/14

Carrie Muehling

  • The finalists for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 10th annual National Anthem Contest, sponsored by Norbrook have been chosen. Now it’s your turn to vote! The winner will sing the Star-Spangled Banner during the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Opening General Session and the Friday Night Event in New Orleans, LA. Vote once per day for your favorite finalist.
  • To help reduce the financial burden of attending conventions and meetings, the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and Cargill created the Rancher Resilience Grant, which is administered by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The grant reimburses producers for registration fees and other expenses at specific educational events, including Cattlemen’s College during the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans.
  • The 139th Annual Convention of Delegates of the American Angus Association assembled November 7, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Five directors were elected to the board of directors, as well as a president/chairman and a vice president/vice chairman of the board. Jonathan Perry will serve as treasurer for the 2022-2023 term. Elected officers are Chuck Grove, Forest, Virginia, president and chairman of the board and Barry Pollard, Enid, Oklahoma, vice president and vice chairman of the board.
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the country, and Minnesota Milk Producers Association, a state advocacy group, jointly announced a new agreement to strengthen the two organizations’ work on behalf of their farmers. Effective immediately, Minnesota Milk has chosen Edge to replace the administrative and program services currently provided by Midwest Dairy.
  • With the support of partners across the industry, Certified Angus Beef awarded an annual record $70,000 in scholarships to 20 students pursuing careers at the ranch, in meat science, in a research lab or supporting agricultural business and marketing. The Colvin Scholarship Fund recognizes students for the commitment and energy they bring to agriculture, their education and community involvement. Young leaders with bright ideas for making the best beef even better earned five production agriculture, ten undergraduate and five graduate scholarships in 2022.
  • Applications are being accepted until March 10, 2023, for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2023 Environmental Stewardship Award. Established in 1991, the Environmental Stewardship Award Program annually recognizes outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of cattle producers across the nation.
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation announces the launch of its new podcast series, “You Herd Right,” available now from the Apple Store, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other popular podcast platforms.
  • The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship awards. Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with aspirations to become industry leaders. The scholarships are sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation.
  • Three emerging livestock industry leaders received welcomed financial support this month as they were named recipients of the 2023 Throlson American Bison Foundation scholarship.
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