RFA Ethanol Podcast

Animal Ag News 5/1/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Alltech is pleased to announce that Dr. Curtis Novak has joined the company as the general manager of its U.S. poultry division. Dr. Novak will be leading Alltech’s poultry team, strengthening alignment across all business units, from research and development to account management. Prior to joining Alltech, Dr. Novak served as the manager of poultry sales and research at Purina Animal Nutrition. He holds a doctoral degree in poultry science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced that Carter Cattle Company, LLC, in Pintlala, Alabama, is the 2022 National Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winner. The award, which annually recognizes the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of cattle producers, was presented to the Carter family during NCBA’s annual Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative announced the hiring of Andrea Fencl as communications specialist. Fencl brings experience in communication and sales roles within various industries, most recently serving as a communications specialist for Faith Technologies Incorporated in eastern Wisconsin. She also brings prior news experience from her time with The Waukesha Freeman.
  • Seventeen students will receive a total of $18,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2023 marks the eleventh year the cooperative has been providing scholarships, for a grand total of 241 recipients totaling $226,000.
  • TDSG, LLC, doing business as The Dairy Solutions Group, has finalized an agreement to acquire the Arizona, California and Idaho locations of Total Dairy Solutions(TDS), effective April 2, 2023. TDSG is a newly formed subsidiary of Omaha-based Standard Nutrition Company (SNC), its majority owner.
  • Bion Environmental Technologies, a leader in advanced livestock waste treatment technology and premium sustainable beef, and Dakota Valley Growers, a cattle feeder near Bathgate, North Dakota, announced plans to develop a 15,000-head sustainable beef cattle feeding operation. Annual production from the facility is expected to be approximately 42,500 head of premium sustainable beef cattle.
  • The Southeast Grazing Exchange is a new service that allows ranchers to find farms where their livestock can graze. This is beneficial to not only the livestock, but studies have also indicated benefits to the following season’s crop, as well. Funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Water Policy, the service is free to users and seeks registrants with all livestock and field types, from Florida as well as neighboring Alabama and Georgia. Environmental impact is another goal of the project, with sustainability efforts in these states affecting one another.
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