Animal Ag News 12/19

Carrie Muehling

  • Students from Oklahoma State University and Auburn University took home the top prizes in the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2022 College Aggies Online scholarship program. Participants reached more than 8.5 million people online and in their local communities over the course of the nine-week competition. More than $18,000 was awarded in scholarships to students and clubs.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association welcomed Steve Johnson back as Associate Director of Policy Communications. Steve most recently worked for the Office of Spokane County Board of Commissioners in Washington state. He previously worked at NCBA in the D.C. office from 2019 – 2021.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) opened the application for public policy internships for the fall 2023 semester. This internship program is conducted in conjunction with the Public Lands Council (PLC) and offers interns an opportunity to support the advocacy work of NCBA and PLC in Washington, D.C.
  • Ralco announced that Dr. Josh Knapp has joined the company as an Associate Swine Nutritionist on their growing Swine Technical Team. Dr. Knapp will be responsible for working with Ralco’s customers and sales team to formulate diets and solve customer problems using patented natural approaches.
  • Updated research, supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, quantifies the U.S. poultry industry’s on-farm antibiotic use, including a new section on layer production. The new report shows further improved antibiotic stewardship and commitment to disease prevention within poultry production. As part of its commitment to the transparency and sustainability of a safe food supply, the poultry industry aims to strike a balance between the responsible use of antibiotics “medically important” to human health and keeping poultry flocks healthy.
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