Animal Ag News 9/19

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  • Whether you are pitch perfect or know how to make beef sizzle, CattleCon24 has a variety of contents to showcase your hidden talents. Applications are now open for the Beef It Up Recipe Contest, National Anthem Contest and Beef’s Got Talent at
  • The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) named Westway Feed Products’ Houston, Texas, facility as its 2023 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to plant manager Tommy Flowers at the AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, held in Louisville, Ky.
  • The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide critical, long-awaited financial assistance for dairy farmers affected by natural disasters.
  • NMPF’s Regulatory Affairs Director, along with an Olympic athlete (and dairy farmer), told the government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee how dairy is a critical component of diet that should be considered in light of its full range of benefits in comments made today before the panel. Miquela Hanselman from NMPF, and Elle St. Pierre, a farmer-member of the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative and a world medalist track athlete who represented the United States in the women’s 1,500-meter race in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, both offered their perspectives on dairy’s role in diet before the panel that will shape the scientific report informing the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Both Hanselman and St. Pierre hold degrees in nutrition and public health.
  • As fall approaches, September celebrates the most-consumed meat in the United States: chicken. Two-thirds of U.S. chicken are raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. Foreign markets are increasingly important to the U.S. chicken industry, accounting for $4.4 billion in exports and 16 percent of global production in 2022. The United States is the world’s second-largest exporter, with more than 145 countries importing U.S. frozen chicken leg quarters, legs, and thighs last year.
  • The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) will invest approximately $38 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing, and producer communications during fiscal 2024, subject to USDA approval. In action at the end of its September 6-7 meeting in Denver, Colorado, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC) approved Checkoff funding for a total of 12 “Authorization Requests” – or grant proposals – for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2023.
  • The American Livestock Markets & Dealers Association (ALMDA) has named Tim Niedecken as its new Chief Executive Officer. A leader in both the agricultural world and association management, Niedecken assumed the role on September 1, 2023.
  • Purina Animal Nutrition is excited to announce two new leading-edge nutrition products designed to address the top challenges of sheep and goat producers – Purina Accuration Sheep & Goat R+R Block and Purina RestEZ Sheep Balancer.
  • USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference provided attendees with a slate of speakers to facilitate career growth and development among women leaders in the poultry and egg industry. Through the many individual stories shared, themes of understanding oneself, supporting others, and being mindful of self and others emerged as crucial aspects of leadership. The various sessions offered attendees an opportunity to explore, in depth, leadership skills that must be developed for success.
  • Norbrook will be featuring Tauramox (moxidectin) Injectable Solution, the cattle industry’s first generic Cydectin (moxidectin) Injectable Solution, which provides effective control of key internal and external parasites in cattle, at the 2023 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Conference.
  • Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced the launch of the School for Successful Ranching Podcast, a limited six-part educational podcast exploring modern best management practices for animal health, nutrition, pasture and wildlife management, genetics and more.
  • The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the Food and Agriculture – Information Sharing Analysis Center announced a new strategic partnership to bolster the dairy industry’s defenses against cyber criminals who are increasingly targeting food and beverage manufacturers.
  • September 23 and 24, alpaca business owners throughout North America will celebrate the 17th annual National Alpaca Farm Days. Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA) invites you to visit participating member farms and ranches during this safe, fun-filled family event. Alpaca owners will welcome the public to meet their alpacas. Attendees will learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.
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