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“After three years of lackluster dairy sales, the third quarter of 2011 has shown an increase in dairies being purchased,” stated Marc Schuil, co-founder of Schuil & Associates, Inc. – agricultural land specialists in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.

Schuil added that the recent dairy sale activity has moved many dairy properties from the “dairies for sale” column to the “dairy sold” column on their http://www.schuil.com website.

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Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is strengthening its North America operations and seeking more than 20 new team members eager to take on its ambitious goals, including innovative projects in algae, life sciences and solutions for feeding a global population of 9 billion. Considered one of the world’s top 10 animal health companies, Alltech continues to grow at 20 percent or more each year, and now employs 2,650 team members in 128 countries.

Alltech plans to increase its field staff by 30 percent over the next year as the company expands its reach in local markets. Current openings on Alltech’s North America team include:

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Accelerated Genetics is again offering four types of summer internships to college students for the summer of 2012. Accelerated Genetics internships provide an excellent variety of opportunities, from working hands-on within the A.I. industry, to networking and gaining valuable experiences that will help students to prepare for a future career. The four types of internships being offered for 2012 include the marketing communications internship, the genetic services internship, the sales and service internship, and the veterinarian internship.

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Eight bovine veterinary students from across the U.S. each received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in St. Louis Sept. 21-24. The students were recognized at the AABP Conference by AABP and award sponsor Merck Animal Health.

Since 2004, Merck Animal Health has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships and travel expenses to 49 students through the AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards.

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Not even six months after Novus International, Inc. fully launched its C.O.W.S. program, industry interest and acceptance of the service targeting cow comfort have exceeded expectations. Novus looks at the industry’s response as a signal that dairy producers are concerned about cow comfort on their farms and are looking for means of improvement.

“C.O.W.S. is an exclusive program that has been tested and proven to work,” says Stephanie Gable, global marketing manager with Novus. “When cows are comfortable and healthy, they will perform better. We are confident C.O.W.S. helps our dairy customers – and the industry as a whole – achieve even greater levels of efficiency and productivity that will enhance overall sustainability.”

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