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News Update

May 4, 2016

Cooking Competitions at the NJAS

The All-American Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) Cook-Off ranks among the most popular contests each year at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). The competition challenges juniors to prepare a beef-inspired dish and creatively present their meal to a panel of judges. While there are plenty of laughs and fun during the daylong event, participants learn the importance of communicating about beef nutrition and the CAB brand.

May 15 is the deadline to enter this year’s event hosted July 5 in conjunction with the 2016 NJAS at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds at Fonner Park near Grand Island, Neb. National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members compete in state groups to develop a recipe and prepare it in one of three meat categories: steaks, roasts and other beef items.

For more information, please view the full Angus news release online.

BQA Certifies Another 2,000 Producers

This spring, nearly 2,000 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, thanks to the latest “free-certification” supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Plus, of those who signed up during the free certification window, 65% completed their certification, the highest percentage in the program’s six-year history. Through the sponsorship of the BQA-certification program, BIVI provides financial support for the Beef Cattle Institute, which developed the certification module.

The checkoff-funded BQA program is important to the cattle industry as it provides producers a set of best practices for producing quality beef. It also gives consumers the assurance that the beef they eat is both safe and wholesome.

For more information, view the checkoff news release online.

Genex Introduces RumiLife Electrolyte M

Genex Cooperative, Inc. is now marketing RumiLife™ Electrolyte M™ nutritional supplement, a ready-to-use oral electrolyte specifically formulated for mature dairy and beef cattle.

This product helps maintain normal hydration, electrolyte balance and dry-matter intake during periods of stress. Designed to drive water intake, the potassium-packed electrolyte will help cattle stay on track to beat the heat or other stress-induced situations. The product is highly palatable and includes dextrose, sucrose and lactose for added energy.

RumiLife Electrolyte M is a versatile product. It can be added to a drench for sick, fresh or dehydrated cows, added into a total mixed ration, top dressed onto feed or added directly to water tanks during times of heat stress and before/after transport.

For more information, please view the full Genex news release online.

Cullman Named President of Farm Foundation, NFP

Farm Foundation has named Constance Cullman to be President and CEO of Farm Foundation, NFP and President of Farm Foundation. Cullman, who is currently U.S. government affairs leader with Dow AgroSciences, will assume her new duties on June 6.

“We are excited to have Constance step into the day-to-day leadership role at Farm Foundation,” says Farm Foundation Board Chairman Mark Scholl. “She brings to the table a unique set of skills that have been fine-tuned through experiences in education, farm organizations, government service and private business.”

Cullman will be the seventh person to serve as president of Farm Foundation since the organization was founded in 1933. She succeeds Neilson Conklin, who has served as Farm Foundation president since 2008. In July 2015, Conklin announced his plans to retire.

For more information, view the Farm Foundation news release online.

Cattle Feeders College Set for May 24

Kansas State University (K-State) will host the 2016 K-State Cattle Feeders College, Tuesday, May 24, at the Finney County Exhibition Building, 409 Lake Ave. in Garden City, Kan. This year’s event offers in-depth and hands-on educational sessions for individuals directly involved in the milling and maintenance departments of feedyards.

Cattle Feeders College starts with registration at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and a program following. Keith Bolsen, K-State professor emeritus, will present “Silage Safety;” Mark Cooksey, Roto-Mix LLC, will address “Feed Mixer Technology and Maintenance;” and Kurt Wenzel, Garden City Community College, will present “Practical Welding Tips.”

Cattle feeders and others are welcome to attend but must pre-register.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.



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