Animal Ag News 2/27

Carrie Muehling

  • In response to FDA guidance on plant-based beverages, which guides manufacturers of plant-based beverages to disclose their nutrient inferiority and acknowledges the public health concern of nutritional confusion over such beverages, the National Milk Producers Federation, which has led the fight for labeling transparency, released a statement from President and CEO Jim Mulhern.
  • Wisconsin again wins more awards than any other state or country during the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. Wisconsin cheesemakers secure almost half of the 20 finalist honors, including first and second runner-up. Red Barn Family Farms from Appleton, Wisconsin, was named second-best cheese in the country.
  • During its annual National Sales Meeting, Zoetis and Folds of Honor celebrated a successful first year with a $218,000 donation from Zoetis based upon fourth quarter 2022 sales of select Zoetis products. This brings the total donation from Zoetis to $705,000 for Folds of Honor based on sales of select Zoetis products in 2022.
  • The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) welcomes Erica Graessle-Loethen as its Manager of Communications and Marketing. Raised on a commercial cattle operation in central Missouri (and a current cow/calf producer herself), she is equipped with “boots on the ground” experience and shares in a deep passion to advocate on behalf of Missouri’s beef industry.
  • Ralco announced the launch of Nutri-Graze, a pasture product that helps beef producers reduce off-farm feed costs by increasing their forage production.
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