Consistent Measurement and Monitoring Programs Crucial for Identifying and Managing Hidden Costs of Transition Disease on the Dairy

Cindy Zimmerman

Elanco Animal Health Seminar Highlighted Fresh Cow Concerns, Dairy Sustainability and Innovation (Link to pdf of full release) From discussing care of fresh cows to embracing sustainability best practices, Elanco Animal Health recently presented a seminar highlighting the role of innovation in the dairy industry. The pre-conference seminar took place in conjunction with the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux …

Animal Health, Elanco, Livestock

Aptimmune Launches Barricade

Jamie Johansen

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for Aptimmune’s Launch of Barricade. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal …

agribusiness, Animal Health, audio, Livestock, Pork, swine

Talk about Ethanol Exports at #Grains17

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers feed co-products were a big topic at the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference & 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama and USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight says the export picture is changing but still positive for both. In this interview with AgWired reporter Lizzy Schultz, Sleight also talks …

audio, Ethanol, exports, Livestock

2017 International Production & Processing Expo

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), sponsored by Novus International . Formally known as the International Poultry Expo, the event has expanded in recent years to become the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries, with a focus on innovation, education, networking, and expanding the global reach of …

audio, IPPE, Livestock, Novus International, Pork, Poultry

Anaplasmosis Animal AgCast

Cindy Zimmerman

In this AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued questions. …

Animal AgCast, audio, Beef, Livestock

USDA Announces New GIPSA Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced updated regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” outline “common sense protections to restore fairness and reduce the burden for farmers seeking justice under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” Joining Vilsack for the announcement were National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson and Mike Weaver, president of the …

Ag Group, audio, Livestock, USDA

North American Meat Institute Economic Analysis

Cindy Zimmerman

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) conducted a new economic impact analysis, along with John Dunham & Associates, identifying the U.S. meat and poultry industries account for $1.02 trillion in total economic output or 5.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The complete release on the analysis can be found here. NAMI held a press conference this morning to discuss …

audio, Livestock, Meat, potatoes

USDA Secretary Addresses Dairy and Meat Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the joint meeting of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) in Orlando this week, highlighting the positives in the face of lower milk prices and discussing the opportunities for the industry to move forward in the future. In an …

audio, Dairy, Livestock, USDA

AFIA Reaction to Food Safety Modernization Act

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a press conference to provide their reaction to the Food Safety Modernization Act “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” final rule. The call featured staff experts Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Leah Wilkinson, director of ingredients, pet food and …

Ag Group, Feed, Food, Livestock

Canada and Mexico on COOL Retaliation

Cindy Zimmerman

With the World Trade Organization Wednesday to hear formal requests from Mexico and Canada to retaliate against the United States over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat products, a Global Business Dialogue panel at the National Press Club Tuesday was very timely. The panel, which was sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council, featured representatives from both countries discussing …

audio, Beef, government, Livestock, Pork