That - Day 2 of Oklahoma
FFA Convention; Big Iron Wednesday and Tyson Plans
to Eliminate Human Antibiotics from Broilers by
two of the Oklahoma FFA State Convention is
underway- and there are several highlights that we
will be covering- and reporting on for you.
include the naming of the Stars of Oklahoma- the
Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Ag
Placement and Star in AgriScience. Once again, we
have produced brief videos to introduce the
audience in the general session this afternoon to
the Star's program- and we will be sharing those
with you online later today.
final session of the 2015 convention is this
evening- and featured in that session will be the
announcement of the new State Officer team for
the way- you can check out our earlier stories of
the outgoing State President
Garrett Reed, State Reporter Megan DeVuyst and State Reporter
Gatlin Squires by clicking on
we mentioned earlier- the State FFA Chorus will be
singing at the State Capitol- and that is always
one of the highlights for the choir- and for
lawmakers. Many of those lawmakers will be
making their way to a special banquet in their
honor (along with other VIPs) this evening ahead
of the final general session.
details about the 2015 State Convention can be
checked out at the Oklahoma FFA website- click here to jump there.
Wednesday- and that means the Big
Iron folks will be busy closing out this
week's auction items - all 447 items
consigned. Bidding will start at 10 AM
Click Here for the complete
rundown of what is being sold on this no reserve
online sale this week.
you'd like more information on buying and selling
with Big Iron, call District Manager Mike
Wolfe at 580-320-2718 and he can give you
the full scoop. You can also reach Mike via
email by clicking or tapping
Foods, Inc.said yesterday that it is striving to
eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its
U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of
company said it will report annually on its
progress, beginning with its fiscal 2015
Foods has already stopped using all antibiotics in
its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinary
prescription for antibiotics used on broiler farms
and has reduced human antibiotics used to treat
broiler chickens by more than 80% since 2011.
resistant infections are a global health concern,"
said Donnie Smith, president and
CEO of Tyson Foods. "We're confident our meat and
poultry products are safe**, but want to do our
part to responsibly reduce human antibiotics on
the farm so these medicines can continue working
when they're needed to treat illness."
the progress we've already made reducing
antibiotics in our broilers, we believe it's
realistic to shoot for zero by the end of our 2017
fiscal year. But we won't jeopardize animal
well-being just to get there. We'll use the best
available treatments to keep our chickens healthy,
under veterinary supervision," Smith said.
Click here for the full release
from Tyson on the Antibiotic issue.