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Northeastern Region January 2017 Milk Production Report
According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report, milk production in New York during January 2017 totaled 1.26 billion pounds, up 3.8 percent from January 2016.  The average milk price received by New York farmers in December 2016 at $19.30 per hundredweight, is up $1.50 from November 2016 and up $0.50 from December a year ago.

Milk production in Pennsylvania during January 2017 totaled 927 million pounds, up 2.0 percent from January 2016.  The average milk price received by Pennsylvania farmers in December 2016, at $19.40 per hundredweight, is up $1.30 from November 2016 and up $0.30 from December a year ago.

Milk production in Vermont during January 2017 totaled 233 million pounds, up 1.3 percent from January 2016.  The average milk price received by Vermont farmers in December 2016, at $19.70 per hundredweight, is up $1.50 from November 2016 and up $0.60 from December a year ago.

Merck Animal Health Announces Recipients of 2017 Scholarships
In partnership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, Merck Animal Health announced five $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to second- and third-year veterinary students focused on poultry health. 

The following veterinary students are this year’s scholarship recipients:

  • Randi Clark of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a third-year student at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Randi earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from William Carey University and completed an internship at Sanderson Farms in 2013. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she aspires to earn her master’s degree in avian medicine from the University of Georgia before working in poultry production and allied health.
  • Vacques “Ques” Hines of Maxton, North Carolina, is a third-year student at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina A&T State University, where he worked as a research assistant, conducting poultry health and nutrition projects. Vacques also gained experience working as an assistant at a local veterinary hospital, and plans to work as an avian diagnostic pathologist.
  • Valerie Marcano of Athens, Georgia, is a third-year student at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), where she also is earning her doctorate as part of the university’s Veterinary Medical Scientist Training dual D.V.M.-Ph.D. program. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cornell University, where she did research for the university’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Since 2013, Valerie has worked as a graduate assistant at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory to study Newcastle disease virus. Valerie is the founder of the UGA CVM Swine, Aquaculture and Poultry Food Animal Club and vice president of the national Veterinary Students as One in Culture and Ethnicity organization.
  • Corissa Steimling of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is a third-year student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Corissa completed internships at Sunbury Animal Hospital and Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital and worked as a research and laboratory assistant at the PSU Animal Diagnostics Lab. After graduation, she plans to obtain her master’s degree in avian health and medicine from The Ohio State University before working as a poultry veterinarian in Pennsylvania. Corissa also plans to engage with collegiate students who are interested in poultry production through her local 4-H and Future Farmers of America chapters.
  • Katie Venters of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a second-year student at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture and avian biology and biological sciences from the University of Georgia. Katie has gained extensive experience working alongside poultry veterinarians in the field, as well as at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center. She plans to work as a poultry veterinarian at an animal health company.

Baumalight DropSaw
The DSA530’s 180 degree rotating cutting head offers precision control and the blade is made from AR400 steel. Other features include replaceable green teeth, each new machine ships with six free extra teeth, driving the blade and teeth are bent axis piston motor options and is available with Baumalight’s Auxiliary Electrical Connection.