Elation: Angus bull auctioned off for record-breaking $800,000

Earlier this year a world record was shattered when Elation, an Angus bull, was sold at a public auction for the enormous sum of $800,000 USD.

The bull, who was 14 months old at the time, was purchased by U.S. ranchers Brian Bell and David Bogle, who share ownership rights with original owners, Schaff Angus […]

Neogen 5K raises over $20,000 for cancer center

You may know that we at Neogen are in the food and animal safety business, but did you know we’re also now experts in organizing races? Well, maybe not experts, but we have two under our belt now.

This year saw the second annual Neogen 5K, a walk/run in Lansing, Michigan that raises money for […]

SDSU wins Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Last month brought us the 2018 Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, an annual event in which student sensory evaluators put their dairy expertise to the test with blind assessments of donated dairy products. The contest is one of the longest-running contests for sensory evaluation in the U.S., only having paused for each of the World […]

Listeria: What food processors need to know

Listeria is a genus of bacteria commonly found in soil and water that has the potential to be found in food processing plants. Contamination with Listeria is one of the biggest food safety concerns that food producers and processors face. When consumed, the pathogenic strain of the bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, causes listeriosis, a potentially serious […]

What’s genomic testing, and what does it have to do with beef?

Beef is huge. It’s a huge part of our diets, sure, but also of our global economy. Around the world, an estimated 57 million tons of beef are produced each year. A recent report issued by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association shows that there are more than 700,000 beef cattle ranches in the U.S. alone.

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American feed industry’s effect on the agricultural industry

Last month, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Vice President Leah Wilkinson spoke on the organization’s latest research study during Washington Watch, Farm Talk Radio’s event series in Washington, D.C.

First, Wilkinson explained why determining the overall economic value of AFIA’s contributions to the feed and pet food industries can be difficult.

“That’s one of our […]

Tox Tuesday: A third of cocaine users say they can get drugs faster than a pizza delivery

As illegal drug usage goes up in many parts of the world, concerns like reliability, discretion and customer service are increasingly important to those who buy and sell these drugs.

In fact, nearly a third of cocaine users surveyed across the world indicated that they could get the drug delivered to them in less than […]

Fast facts: State of U.S. cattle ranching

A new report commissioned by The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) compiles data based on interviews with nearly 700 cattle ranchers across the U.S., providing the latest information on the demographics of the beef industry.

“By looking so broadly at how American cattlemen and women run their businesses, we are able to assess not only […]

Important mission: Science sets out to determine age of peak puppy cuteness

How would you like to be a researcher investigating the “optimal age” of puppy cuteness?

A group of lucky researchers got to embark on that task to publish a recent study that gauged the exact age at which dogs are most appealing to humans. The answer? According to the study, puppies are at their cutest […]

Risk-Based Vaccine: Botulism — American Association of Equine Practitioners

The American Association of Equine Practitioners created this fantastic resource on Clostridium botulinum Type B, which causes equine botulism, and the vaccine against it.

Neogen offers the vaccine BotVax B, which inoculates against botulism in three doses, each one month apart. BotVax B is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved Clostridium botulinum type B toxoid […]