Animal Ag News 4/17/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Alltech is pleased to announce new leadership roles within the Alltech feed division. Scot Harold will assume commercial leadership as executive vice president, Feed & Premix, and Brian Gier joins the company as vice president of sales for Hubbard Feeds.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) praised the decision by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota to grant a preliminary injunction stopping the Biden administration’s “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from taking effect in 24 states. Combined with a previous ruling in the Southern District of Texas, 26 states across the country are protected from the Biden WOTUS rule.
  • USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Purdue University in which researchers evaluated a unique lighting system to assess welfare and skeletal quality of laying hens. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from MPS Egg Farms and proceeds from the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final order to modify the yogurt standard of identity final rule, published on June 9, 2021, in line with International Dairy Foods Association requested changes and objections. The rule comes after more than four decades of advocacy from IDFA which remains generally pleased with FDA’s decisions and considers the final rule a win for consumers and yogurt makers. The final rule is effective on April 14, 2023, and the compliance date is January 1, 2024.
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