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EmGenisys Announces EmVision™ Enrollment for Cattle

Cindy Zimmerman

EmGenisys, Inc., an animal health company improving success rates of embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for cattle producers, announces open enrollment for EmVision™. EmVision™ analyzes the viability and health of embryos at the microscope, giving producers and embryologists objective data to make strategic decisions on transferring embryos. The software will identify the 5-20% of embryos that are …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Dairy, Livestock

Alltech Researcher on Breeding Cattle for Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

With sustainability and carbon reduction the main focus of food production right now, there was discussion at the recent CattleCon about breeding cattle to be more sustainable. Dr. Emily Stackhouse is a research manager in livestock and environment at Alltech and she shared a Cattlemen’s College panel around sending beef x dairy calves into beef production, how the carbon of …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Dairy

Pivot Bio Presents Study on Boosting Microbial Nitrogen in Dairy

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study presented yesterday at the Dairy Business Association’s Dairy Strong event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, demonstrated that replacing up to 40 pounds per acre of synthetic nitrogen with Pivot Bio PROVEN® 40 significantly improved silage tonnage without sacrificing quality. The study, conducted in collaboration with over 30 dairy producers during the 2022 and 2023 growing seasons showed that …

Corn, Dairy, Feed

Yara North America Partners with Dairy Management Inc

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara North America and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) have launched a unique soil health collaboration to explore the use of organic fertilizers derived from manure for the benefit of soil health and regenerative nutrient management practices. The partnership will complement the Dairy Soil & Water Regeneration (DSWR) project and trials are currently underway at Yara’s Incubator Farm in Auburn, Alabama, …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, Fertilizer, regenerative ag, Soil

Athian Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

Cindy Zimmerman

Athian has named Corey Scott of Scandia, Minn., an experienced livestock sustainability professional, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Athian, Scott spent 15 years in food agriculture, most recently with Truterra LLC, the sustainability division of Land O’Lakes. She received her Executive MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Carlson School of Business. …

AgWired Precision, AI, Dairy, Livestock, people, Precision Agriculture, Technology

California Dairies and DSM Venturing Invest in Athian

Cindy Zimmerman

Athian has completed its seed funding round with investments from two strategic partners: DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of Royal DSM, and California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), the largest dairy farmer-owned cooperative in California and second largest in the United States. Athian is the world’s first carbon marketplace for the livestock sector and this investment advances global acceptance of its …

Animal Agriculture, carbon, Dairy

RaboResearch North America Names Senior Dairy Analyst

Cindy Zimmerman

Dairy industry research analyst and economist Lucas Fuess has been appointed Senior Dairy Analyst at RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness (F&A) team in North America. Fuess has served the dairy industry throughout his entire career and gained recognition domestically and globally for his foresight and first-hand industry knowledge. Rabobank’s RaboResearch F&A group is a global team of more than 75 analysts …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Dairy

Dairy Industry Faces Labor Shortage

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of organizations representing farm labor, dairy business, cooperatives, and the food industry held a press event this week at World Dairy Expo to draw attention to the labor shortage being faced by dairy farmers. The American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action), Edge Dairy/Wisconsin Dairy Business Association, National Milk Producers Federation, the American Dairy Coalition, Indiana Dairy Producers, …

Dairy, labor, World Dairy Expo

Land O’Lakes Project Receives USDA Climate-Smart Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and American Farmland Trust (AFT), along with other partners, have received funding from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities forf a project aimed at scaling production and addressing equity. Truterra and AFT’s Climate SMART (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture’s Regenerative Transformation) pilot project intends to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 7.2 …

carbon, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Soybean, Sustainability

Hearing Explores Agricultural Trade Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Senators heard from representatives of U.S. peanut growers, dairy producers and wheat farmers Thursday during a hearing on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, was Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia. Thompson highlighted the decline …

Audio, Dairy, Exports, Peanuts, Wheat