Industry News

NCF Accepting Applications For CME Beef Industry Scholarships

The National Cattlemen's Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry.

"The CME Beef Industry Scholarship is an investment in the next generation of cattle producers. CME Group is pleased to support the brightest talent of cattlemen and women, while promoting future participation in an industry that is critical to feeding the world," said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Agricultural Products Managing Director. "Our partnership with the National Cattlemen's Foundation and NCBA has spanned nearly three decades, and during that time, we've underscored the importance of risk management to the beef industry while contributing to the education of tomorrow's industry leaders." Read more

Caskey To Join NCGA As Vice President Of Communications

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced that Neil Caskey has been selected to serve as NCGA Vice President of Communications, beginning Monday, October 15. Caskey will build upon the organization's ongoing communications efforts to create and increase opportunities for corn growers.

"For more than 20 years, Neil has helped global agribusinesses, nonprofits, and government agencies connect with their audiences," said NCGA CEO Jon Doggett. "We are looking forward to having his vast experience in building brands, along with his creativity and energy at NCGA."

Caskey currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Osborn Barr, an agriculture-focused agency in St. Louis. Prior to joining O+B, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the CEO and Director of Industry and Public Relations for the American Soybean Association. Read more

"Stress Less" With Safe Animal Handling And Reduce Worker Injuries

Co-Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Moving and handling 1400-pound animals is not a job for everyone – it is however, one that dairy farmers do every day. Across the Midwest large dairy cattle are moved to and from the parlor several times each day. When livestock are in group pens, human caretakers are potentially at risk for injuries. Unfortunately, livestock-related injuries account for a high rate of lost work days. Read more

Making A Cowman's Best Time Of The Year...even Better


The favorite time of the year for cow calf producers has long been established as being the calving season. That is when the anticipated results of the previous year's breeding program decisions are realized. Jeff Creamer, Lazy JB Angus, a calf catcher owner, refers to his calving season as "Christmas Time." Whether the new calves hitting the ground are from AI, ET or the valued herd sire battery, there is no one-time of the year that a cowman looks forward to more. Read more

Applied Machinery Sales Adds Airo Aerial Platforms

Rock Hill, SC – Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), expands its offering of material handling solutions with the introduction of AIRO MEWPs (Mobile Elevation Work Platforms) to the US market.

AMS will distribute a wide range of AIRO's aerial platform models across five categories for indoor and outdoor use: scissor, vertical mast stock pickers, spider, telescopic, and articulating. Most models are available in either diesel or electric power. Rough terrain versions are available across model lines, also.

The popular scissor lifts offer the most expansive selection with compact, narrow, standard, and heavy duty models. Lift heights range from 22'11" up to 62'4". Read more

Service Line, Inc. Announces Expansion At Its Reedsburg, Wi Manufacturing Facility For Hanen Automatic Solar-powered Cattle Feeders

Reedsburg, WI: In response to increased demand for its product line of automatic programmable cattle and livestock feeders, Service Line, Inc., a Reedsburg, WI based manufacturer, announced completion of new expanded facilities at their corporate headquarters.

The new expansion is designed to provide the additional capacity required for new programmable cattle and livestock feeder models, and other products for anticipated business growth.

Dave Barney, president of Service Line, Inc. comments, "I constantly strive to provide controlled nutrition that will result in high quality animals". Read more

MAY WES Introduces Uhmw Poly Clean Out Doors For Combine Grain Elevators


May Wes is pleased to introduce its new Clean Out Doors for combine grain elevators. Manufactured from slick and durable UHMW poly, May Wes Clean Out Doors improve crop flow and protect clean grain elevator doors by eliminating dirt buildup. With prices starting at $93 for a complete kit, May Wes Clean Out Doors are an affordable replacement for worn out steel clean out doors, also known as return auger doors, and cost about 50 percent less than OEM replacement clean out doors. May Wes durable and long-lasting UHMW poly clean out doors will not rust.

New Snoot Boots Extend Life Of JOHN DEERE, CASE IH, NEW HOLLAND Corn Head Snout Points Heavy Duty Snout Protectors Feature Reflective Strip For Combine Operator Convenience

Hutchinson, Minnesota – May Wes, a leading supplier of aftermarket agricultural parts, is pleased to introduce its new Snoot Boots for John Deere, Case IH and New Holland corn head snout points. Read more

New Fox Versaplow Skid-steer Mounted Plows Offer Multiple Plowing Functions

MANKATO, Minn. – The new Fox™ VersaPlow™ combines the functions of a box-style containment pusher, a backdrag containment box, and a conventional snowplow into a single unit that mounts to a skid-steer or compact loader. Designed for retail parking lots, apartments, municipal campuses and industrial areas, the Fox VersaPlow is available in 8-foot and 10-foot blade widths with a steel trip-edge or urethane resilient-edge. Read more