Briefing Room

  • Jan 8, 2015
    press release

    K-State’s Gardiner lecture series kicks off with 2013 World Food Prize winner

    It’s an appropriate title to kick off the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture series at Kansas State University. And the inaugural presenter is no stranger to the challenge. Robert Fraley, the executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto, has been chosen to be the first-ever speaker in K-State’s Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture series. Fraley’s talk is titled, “2050: Agriculture’s Role In Mitigating Global Challenges.”...More
  • Jan 3, 2015
    press release

    Hereford breeders achieve Gold TPR status

    An elite group of 104 edicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2015, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA). The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production. Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for spring 2015. The EPDs and the updated Trends, Traits and Distributions report is available online at Hereford.org....More
  • Jan 2, 2015
    press release

    Elanco acquires Novartis Animal Health

    Elanco is positioning itself as a global leader in the animal health industry, announcing the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....More
  • Dec 19, 2014
    press release

    New Holland applauds Section 179 tax extension

    It’s official—the extension of the Section 179 deduction for 2014 is now the law of the land. New Holland Agriculture and Construction is pleased that the Section 179 legislation has been signed, which allows farmers and small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in capital assets purchases (including farm equipment) instead of depreciating it over time. The bill passed the House and Senate, and was signed into law by President Obama on Dec....More
  • Dec 19, 2014
    press release

    Alltech Analysis: Mycotoxins Stealing Ruminant Returns

    If you’ve got silage in the pit, you may have mycotoxins, according to an Alltech survey. And if you do, you’ve got problems. According to the survey, this year’s North America corn silage crop contains a mixture of molds and mycotoxins, putting beef and dairy cattle at high risk for mycotoxin exposure and performance problems including a 3.5 lb. average loss in milk yield, according to a recent survey by Alltech....More
  • Dec 19, 2014
    press release

    Hereford association releases EPDs for udder quality

    Now it’s the ladies’ turn. With many EPDs focusing on the bull side of the equation, the American Hereford Association (AHA), with the release of its spring 2015 Pan-American Cattle Evaluation (PACE), has released two new expected progeny differences (EPDs) for udder quality....More
  • Dec 16, 2014
    press release

    New hybrid building now available

    Take your pick—steel or fabric. ClearSpan Fabric Structures, the industry leader in tension fabric structures, has added a new structure, The Hybrid Building, to its HD Building solutions. Hybrid Buildings now offer the option of steel or fabric side walls with the proven durability of Hercules Truss Arch Buildings.   Buildings are available up to 160’W for any application and feature industry leading 20 year warranty on the cover and a 50 year warranty on the frame.  ...More
  • Dec 15, 2014
    press release

    Merck cattle handling website adds new videos

    In an effort to give cattle producers access to information on the latest cattle handling techniques, Merck Animal Health’s Creating Connections has launched three new videos focused on acclimation, a term used to describe caregiver activities aimed at the management of relocating cattle or reducing stress during a change of cattle address....More
  • Dec 12, 2014
    press release

    First Kubota round baler sold in the world bought by Oklahoma farmer

    The Tulsa Farm Show was the place where Kubota history was made when Kubota Tractor Corporation commemorated the first official retail sale in the world of a Kubota round baler. The company introduced the second phase of its Kubota-branded Hay Tools, including round balers, bale wrappers, and disc mower conditioners, during its National Dealer Meeting this October....More
  • Dec 12, 2014
    press release

    Hereford association internships, ambassador program offered

    College students looking to gain hands-on, real-world experience in ag communications and youth activities are encouraged to check out the opportunities that the The American Hereford Association (AHA) is offering this summer.   Junior activities internship The AHA youth department is offering college juniors or seniors the opportunity to assist with the planning and execution of junior shows and leadership events and to gain experience in association work....More

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