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BinMaster Level Controls
has teamed up with Sprint on its BinView machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud-computing inventory management solution that allows businesses to monitor inventory in their bins, tanks and silos over the Internet. This web-based inventory management system provides bin level information on demand, combining BinMaster SmartBob level sensors and the Sprint wireless networks to make the data easily available via the Internet.

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0711pc_mckevitt_1State livestock officials across the country are handling a dramatic increase in cattle rustling investigations as prices continue to soar during a rough economy.

“Whether it’s a bad economy, greater drug usage, the price of cattle or anything else, a thief is a thief and there are more of them – in fact a tremendous increase – now in the rustling business,” said Larry Grey, director of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Ranger.

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In celebration of “A Decade of Difference,” Cause Matters Corp. recently launched 10X Connect, as a challenge to food and agriculture organizations to leverage their community around the food plate.

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ABS Global, Inc.
is celebrating 70 years in business this year. Throughout the years, ABS has shared a strong legacy within the dairy and beef industries.

Founded in 1941 by J.R. “Rock” Prentice as American Breeders Service, ABS has influenced the entire artificial insemination industry through its business, philosophy, dedicated staff and technical innovation. Just 12 years after its foundation, ABS was the first to utilize liquid nitrogen technology to freeze bovine semen and has been on the cutting edge of technology and meeting the world’s production demands ever since.

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Growth of Diamond V, the global leader in fermentation technology for livestock and aqua, continues with the construction of a new worldwide headquarters and expansion of its second, recently constructed, manufacturing plant.

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Animal Welfare Approved announced a call for proposals for its 2011-2012 Good Husbandry Grants. Now in its fourth year, the Good Husbandry Grants program has funded nearly 100 projects across the country to improve farm animal welfare. Certified farmers and those who have submitted an application for AWA certification may apply for up to $5,000 towards projects such as mobile housing, breeding stock, and on-farm processing equipment. Slaughter plants working with or seeking to work with AWA farmers are also eligible for funding.

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