Multiplier Effect of IFAMA Student Involvement

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel at the Student Summit luncheon at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum last week showcased the “multiplier effect” that IFAMA has for the industry. It also shows the tremendous commitment of Novus International to bringing along future talent. Tomas Murtagh has been with Novus International for five years now as a business and financial …

Agribusiness, Audio, Novus International

Danforth Receives IFAMA Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. William H. Danforth was honored by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) with the organization’s inaugural Distinguished Service Award for his significant contributions to education, plant and life sciences, and advancements in agriculture. “Dr. Danforth’s positive influence on agricultural sciences is immeasurable,” said Thad Simons, president and CEO of Novus International, and incoming president of IFAMA. “From …

Agribusiness, Novus International

Novus CEO is New IFAMA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International President and CEO Thad Simons will be the new president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Board of Directors for the next two years. IFAMA made the announcement at its 23rd Annual World Forum and Symposium. IFAMA is a leading agribusiness nonprofit that brings together the best minds from all sectors of food production and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, Novus International


Cindy Zimmerman

As this busy week on the agriblogging highway continues, I am leaving the last day of the American Seed Trade Association convention in the young but capable hands of our summer intern Maggie Seiler while I head to the 23rd World Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) in Atlanta. This is an event we have never …

Agribusiness, Food, Novus International

Vaccinator Helps Pigs Drink to Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Our two sponsors for World Pork Expo this year were both advocating the delivery of some of their animal health products to swine by injecting them into the water supply. For Novus, it was organic acids for improved gut health and for Boehringer Ingelheim it was the easy administration of oral vaccinations. In both instances, however, it is important to …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novus International, Swine, World Pork Expo

Novus Promotes Water-Delivered Organic Acids

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve all seen and many of us drink the popular types of vitamin- and mineral-enhanced water products on the market for humans. Now Novus International is promoting water-soluable organic acids to enhance pig performance. At World Pork Expo last week, Novus Technical Services Manager Dr. Karen Lehe gave a talk on adding the Aliment-based Activate WD US Max to drinking …

Animal Health, Audio, Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Benefits of Mintrex Cu on Pigs & Mode of Action

Joanna Schroeder

Mintrex Cu (copper) has benefits on pigs and mode of action. Dr. Yulin Ma, who works on Novus International’s research and development team, gave a presentation during the 25th Anniversary of the World Pork Expo about seven trials pertaining to the company’s new product Mintrex Cu. Ma explained that when adding the product to premix, the copper sulfate helped the …

Audio, Novus International, Pork, Research, Swine, Video, World Pork Expo

Novus Goes Whole Hog for WPX

Cindy Zimmerman

As has become the tradition at World Pork Expo, Novus International once again offered a whole, tender, juicy roasted hog for expo goers during the Thursday afternoon street party. This year the Novus theme was “More Than A Mineral Happy Hour” in honor of Mintrex, the next-generation trace mineral that has its own official ingredient definition by the Association of …

Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

GIPSA: Farm Bill, Price Concerns Key Issues

Joanna Schroeder

Larry Mitchell, USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) administer, along with Deputy Administrator Susan Keith, spent the day at the 25th anniversary of the World Pork Expo. While attending the event, the two took some time for an answer and question session to give the pork industry and update on close term challenges and opportunities. The biggest challenge …

Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, GIPSA, Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Pork Industry Economic Update at World Pork Expo

Joanna Schroeder

The economist to the pork industry Steve Meyer, with Paragon Economics, gave attendees at the 25 anniversary of the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa an economic update. During a question and answer session Meyer noted that the industry finally has prices back to profitable for the short run, the first time in nearly two years. However, he doesn’t …

Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novus International, NPPC, Pork, World Pork Expo