2018 Spending Bill Program Promising for Dairy Producers
I shared an article about NMPF's suggestions to improve 2018's MMP-Dairy a few days ago. Now it looks like President Donald Trump has just signed a stopgap spending measure that will protect dairy farmers. According to Farm Journal's MILK, Jim Weisenmeyer, a ProFarmer's Washington policy analyst, said these changes were the most significant ones he has seen in his 40 years working in Washington.
MPP payments are to be calculated monthly, instead of the bi-monthly basis producers are used to. You can read the full article here.
RICK PASCUAL, CPC/PRC | Recruiter
Rick Pascual recruits in dairy nutrition for feed companies and their suppliers across the United States. Rick joined Continental Search in January 2015 and has successfully filled a number of searches for nutritionists, sales, and sales management for leading companies.
After completing coursework and a grueling exam, Rick became a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) in November 2015, as well as a Professional Recruiting Consultant (PRC) by AIRS in April 2016.Visit his LinkedIn profile for more info and to stay updated with news about recent dairy trends.
E. Coli Vaccination to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Broilers
The poultry industry is facing a lot of pressure and remains under close scrutiny from consumers regarding antibiotic usage. An article in The Poultry Site talks about a wonderful breakthrough that might help producers keep their flocks safe and reduce antibiotic usage, as well.
E. coli infection, otherwise known as colibacillosis, is a common concern for most producers. Treating a flock for this condition can be financially draining. Fortunately, two studies show that E. coli vaccinations can prevent infections that would require antibiotic treatment.
Both studies were presented during the 2017 World Veterinary Poultry Association meeting held in Edinburgh. They were conducted by Zoetis with the help of two independent veterinary practices. You can read the full article here.
TRISH VALENZUELA, CPC/PRC | Recruiter
Trish Valenzuela specializes in recruiting for poultry feed additive companies. She has filled positions in technical support, sales, and sales management across the United States.
Trish joined Continental Search in July 2015 and through hard study, she passed two certification programs. She is now a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a Professional Recruiting Consultant (PRC).
Visit her LinkedIn profile to connect with her and stay updated with current poultry trends. Trish can be reached at (302) 248-8242, through LinkedIn, or at email@example.com.
Finalized Beef Cattle Production Systems Checklist
I found something interesting in the news today. According to Beef Magazine, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has been able to finalize its Beef Cattle Production Systems Checklist. You can find that on their website. This will allow the assessment of organizations that have beef animal welfare programs.
Greg Ibach, the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, says this is the first animal care program for livestock that has been approved by the AMS under an assessment program that "establishes a strong framework for industry animal welfare standards." For more information, click here. You will find the full article from Beef Magazine here.
ANDY CHATTERJEE | Talent Scout
Andy Chatterjee is a Talent Scout for Continental Search. He handles placements for the feed industry. He is currently undergoing training for this demanding position. Andy was handling operations for Continental Search for four years before he was promoted to Talent Scout. His understanding of the business from the ground up will make him an ideal addition to the recruiting team. You can reach him at (302)-353-4065 ext. 571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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