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News Update

April 25, 2016

Auxiliary Hosts
‘Full Circle Online Auction’

The American Angus Auxiliary is proud to present the first edition of the “Full Circle Online Auction,” a national Angus consignment sale.

The “Full Circle Online Auction” is an innovative web-based consignment market that offers Angus breeders, families and allied industry the opportunity to both sell and buy, while also making a substantial contribution to ensure the Auxiliary’s ongoing support of Angus youth.

The online auction will take place Sept. 28-29, hosted by Proceeds will support the Auxiliary scholarship fund and Angus youth programs.

The Auxiliary is currently seeking a wide variety of items with a fair market value in excess of $100. Auction categories include live animals, embryo and semen packages, Angus memorabilia and collectibles, home décor, cattle equipment and other useful items. Consignments received by June 1 will receive 90 days of advertising including an ad in the Angus Journal and social media.

Go online for more information and to access a consignment contract.

Pay Attention to Cow Nutrition Needs,
Especially After Calving

As livestock producers move from winter feed to spring grazing, they should pay extra attention to spring-calving beef cows to make sure their nutritional needs are met, says a beef cattle expert with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Ohio State University (OSU).

That could mean leading the animals away from early green grass this spring, said John Grimes, beef coordinator for OSU Extension and a member of the OSU Extension Beef Team.

If spring-calving beef cows’ nutritional needs are not adequately met from calving to breeding, it can cause a reduced body condition score, he said. And that can result in a disastrous rebreeding performance.

Livestock generally are assigned a body condition score on a scale of 1 to 9, where 1 is an emaciated animal with skin and bones and 9 is rated as obese, Grimes said. A score of 5 to 6 is typically the goal for cows that calve to be considered healthy and in optimum breeding condition, he said.

To continue reading, please view the OSU news release online.

Team Beef at the 2016 Boston Marathon

The national beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), ensured that beef was proudly represented during the historic running of the 120th Boston Marathon April 18.

Twenty-one members of Team Beef started in Hopkinton, Mass., and ran along the rolling streets into downtown Boston on “Marathon Monday” to celebrate Patriots Day alongside more than 30,000 other marathon runners from 99 countries. Members of Team Beef received nutrition education on how best to incorporate lean beef into their diet during training, beef recipes and cooking tips and a Team Beef running jersey to wear during the race.

Jose Cervantes of Boise, Idaho, was the first Team Beef member to cross the Boston Marathon finish line with a final time of 3:07:53. Ruel Sword of Woodway, Texas, was the first female finisher for Team Beef with a final time of 3:24:23.

For more information, please view the Beef Checkoff news release online.

Livestock Slaughter Report

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.26 billion pounds (lb.) in March, up 5% from the 4.07 billion lb. produced in March 2015.

Beef production, at 2.10 billion lb., was 8% above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.53 million head, up 6% from March 2015. The average live weight was up 23 lb. from the previous year, at 1,370 lb.

Pork production totaled 2.15 billion lb., up 2% from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.09 million head, up 2% from March 2015. The average live weight was down 1 lb. from the previous year, at 284 lb.

January to March 2016 commercial red meat production was 12.2 billion lb., up 3% from 2015. Accumulated beef production was up 5% from last year, veal was down 4%, pork was up 1% from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1%.

View the complete NASS report online.

Boehringer Ingelheim Opens R&D Facility

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI), a global leader in the animal health industry, formally opened its new, state-of-the art research center, located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa, on April 21. The 52,000-square-foot building is dedicated entirely for research and development. The unique design was created in consultation with the group of BIVI scientists who will work in the new laboratories.

“This new building allows our scientists to continue to conduct the innovative research that has already resulted in groundbreaking medicines such as Bronchi-Shield® ORAL, the first oral bordetella vaccine for dogs, and Ingelvac CircoFLEX®, a revolutionary vaccine for the prevention of PCV2 in swine,” said Albrecht Kissel, president and CEO of BIVI.

The $22 million research center features an open concept designed for collaboration and interaction among scientists.

For more information, please view the BIVI news release online.



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