Industry News

AABP bovine euthanasia guidelines available in English, Spanish

AABP’s Practical Euthanasia of Cattle guidelines have recently been translated into Spanish. FULL STORY »

12th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference hosts 212 farms

Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’ Lakes welcomed more than 475 dairy producers, family members and industry representatives to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., earlier this year for the Leading Dairy Producer Conference. FULL STORY »

Article addresses efficacy of blood test for pregnancy detection

A new article on a novel method of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle by researchers at Iowa State University and Virginia Herd Management Service has been published in the prestigious The Veterinary Journal. This article describes the use of dried blood spot technology for diagnosis of pregnancy from 28 days post-mating, samples being collected via the TEGO Blood Collection Kit. FULL STORY »

Moisture Tracker earns an AE50 award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented Digi‐Star with an AE50 award for the Moisture Tracker. FULL STORY »

AABP announces application process for scholarships

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has provided background information and application instructions for several scholarship programs available to veterinary students this year. FULL STORY »

“Ag-gag” laws in the news

Several recent news items have brought new attention to farm-protection legislation known as “ag-gag” laws, adopted in several states to protect farmers and ranchers from clandestine activities of animal-rights activists. FULL STORY »

CRI buys animal reproductive technologies company

Cooperative Resources International (CRI) has finalized the purchase of the primary assets of MofA, formerly known as Minitube of America. MofA is one of the world’s leaders in the development, manufacturing and marketing of artificial insemination and embryo transfer products and technologies for the porcine, bovine, equine and canine industries. FULL STORY »

ADSA announces S-PAC access offer

To encourage members of ADSA, PSA, ASAS, ARPAS, AABP, EAAP, USAHA, and non-member JAM attendees (who may all subscribe to S-PAC at the ADSA member rate) who haven't yet experienced the power of S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences), we are opening S-PAC to everyone, free of charge, for 5 full days! FULL STORY »

EPA lists cattle as primary methane source

A new draft report on greenhouse gas emissions lists “enteric fermentation,” primarily in cattle, as the leading cause of methane emissions. The report also, however, shows agriculture overall produces a small percentage of total greenhouse gas emissions and provides significant sequestration of carbon. FULL STORY »

Make plans for DCHA conference

The 2014 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) conference will take place on April 1 to 3 in Green Bay, Wis. This year’s conference is themed “Be a Driver for Change,” complimented by a keynote address from former Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Donald Driver. FULL STORY »

Early bird registration for NIAA conference

Participants can save $25 on registration for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s (NIAA) annual conference by registering prior to Monday, March 3. The conference, titled “The Precautionary Principle: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive?” will take place March 31- April 2, 2014 in Omaha, Neb., and will examine the policies and strategies that will dictate how innovative and competitive U.S. agriculture will be in the global marketplace today, tomorrow and beyond. FULL STORY »

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