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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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The enzyme solutions available to nutritionists, producers and others looking to optimize nutrition in poultry, pork, beef, dairy, aquaculture and companion animals will be expanding as the result of a strategic collaboration announced between Novus International, Inc. and Verenium Corporation.

The partnership is the result of the focus Novus has on generating enzyme solutions to optimize nutrition – and the resulting feed costs – in a number of production livestock species, as well as companion animals with the highest performing quality solutions.

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MMI International
announced a corporate donation to the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska. This donation benefits The Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Each year the proceeds from the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska go to The Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and other Nebraska healthcare organizations.

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JCB
officially marked its 65th anniversary by presenting thousands of employees around the world with gifts to mark the occasion. The milestone was celebrated as JCB also reported a strong recovery from the deepest-ever recession in the global construction equipment industry with a return to robust earnings.

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A study that analyzes differing techniques for dry aging of U.S. beef destined for international markets has been completed for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Animal Science. Funding for the research was provided by the Oklahoma Beef Council.

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In collaboration with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), AgriLabs is offering an award to two veterinarians – one beef and one dairy – to encourage and fund recent graduates in their post-graduate continuing education efforts. Named as a tribute to Bruce Wren, D.V.M., each award will provide $5,000 for professional-development training so these practitioners may better serve their producer-clients. Completed applications are due July 15, and the presentations will be made at the annual AABP Awards Banquet.

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