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Betaseed® honors DeGroot

Betaseed® Feed Beets presented its first Pioneer Award to California dairy farmer Tony DeGroot. The award recognized DeGroot for being instrumental in spreading the word about the value of Feed Beets for dairy herds.


Accelerated Genetics adds staff

Accelerated Genetics announced the addition of new staff based out of both the administrative headquarters in Baraboo, Wis. and the production facilities in Westby, Wis.


Alltech to acquire Ridley Inc.

Alltech will acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Ridley, Inc., a commercial animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minn. The total consideration payable to Ridley shareholders is approximately $521 million.


Trade bill key to Pacific pact clears Senate panel

Legislation to give the White House "fast track" authority to nail down a Pacific trade pact cleared its first hurdle in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as a committee backed the bill and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. Approved by the Senate Finance Committee on a 20 to 6 vote, the legislation would prohibit Congress from amending trade deals, instead allowing for just up-or-down votes.


Rice Dairy launches Vault Technologies

With dairy commodity prices dropping, dairy farmers must possess a unique set of business skills to maximize high quality milk production while managing pricing risks and maintaining successful profit margins.


MMPA hires new CFO

The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) hired Josep Barenys to help guide the cooperative’s strategic growth as chief financial officer (CFO).


Zinpro reaches dairy research milestone

Zinpro Corporation recently reached a significant milestone in dairy research, recording its 50th peer-reviewed dairy publication. Titled “Effect of the Ratio of Zinc Amino Acid Complex to Zinc Sulfate on the Performance of Holstein Cows,” the publication was released in the Journal of Dairy Science.


Natural gas prices decline

Mild temperatures lead to modest price declines. Prices remained relatively low at most market locations during an uneventful week with mild temperatures and relatively low demand from both the heating and cooling sectors in most regions. Henry Hub spot prices fell from $2.67/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.58/MMBtu yesterday, and price movements across much of the country were similar. At the Chicago Citygate, prices fell from $2.60/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.54/MMBtu yesterday, hitting a weekly low of $2.48/MMBtu on Friday. At the PG&E Citygate in San Francisco, prices fell from $2.91/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.86/MMBtu yesterday.


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