Animal Ag News 5/8/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • The latest patent issued to EmGenisys, Inc., an animal health company that aims to improve success rates in embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for cattle producers, will be a game changer for the future of cattle reproduction. This patent will allow for the analyzation of embryo health and prediction of the sex of embryos with real-time video, allowing quick assessment from the microscope to transfer or freeze. This will reveal never-before-seen characteristics of embryo development.
  • The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) submitted to USDA its comprehensive proposal for modernizing the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system, the product of two years of examination and more than 150 meetings held to build consensus behind updates to a program that last saw significant changes in 2000
  • Nine universities recently participated in the 74th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. The University of Arkansas won the high team overall category, and Texas A&M University took second place. Additionally, Kylie Roesler won the high individual overall category, and Cayla Wilson finished second. Both are from the University of Arkansas.
  • As the 56th World Dairy Expo approaches, the search is on for college students who are passionate about the dairy industry to be part of the 2023 media team. Five students will be able to experience WDE as media interns, giving them an intimate look at the storied event. Qualified individuals are actively pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a dairy, agriculture, or communications-related field with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Students should visit World Dairy Expo’s website and select “Careers & Internships” under the “About Expo” tab for information.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) once again announced opposition to the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act introduced by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME). The legislation would allow beef processed in a non-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected facility to be distributed interstate, posing a threat to food safety and consumer trust in beef.
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