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Lextron, Inc. and Animal Health International, Inc. (AHII), which also did business under the name “Walco,” announced the close of their transaction and completion of the merger. Lextron has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of AHII for $4.25 per share, or approximately $111 million, plus the repayment of AHII's outstanding indebtedness, for a total purchase price of approximately $251 million.

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Mahindra USA has announced its grand prize winners in its “Work Hard, Play Hard” Sweepstakes – a promotional sweepstakes that was open to residents in the Gulf States area of the country.

Thomas Hart of Soperton, Georgia, is the winner of the first Grand Prize – a Bill Dance Signature Series Mahindra 3016 Tractor with Front Loader. Dennis Neal of Brookhaven, Mississippi, is the winner of the second Grand Prize – a full-outfitted Tracker Pro-Angler 16 Bass Boat with Trailer.

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Pennsylvania dairy producers and promoters couldn't have asked for better ice cream weather for the annual June Dairy Month celebration, held at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The celebration included an official proclamation from Governor Tom Corbett, declaring June as Pennsylvania Dairy Month.

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To celebrate June Dairy Month, dairy farmers across western Iowa are inviting the public to a family-friendly event at VanEss Dairy near Sanborn, Iowa. The event will include a dairy farm tour, free food and kids’ activities from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The farm is located at 2996 Sorrel Ave (2 miles east of Sanborn on Highway 18, then 2 miles north on Sorrel Ave/CR-L50). The June Dairy Month Celebration is sponsored by the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and Midwest Dairy Association.

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The Semex Alliance is committed to providing a high-quality product to our customers. Part of that dedication is ensuring that each of the 1,600 Semex sires, housed on five separate continents, are cared for in facilities that maximize their production and comfort. At Semex this is part of our Semex Gold Standard, which dictates excellence in all areas of production, ensuring Semex customers receive the highest-quality product available.

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