Laycraft elected to lead Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Upon unanimous vote by the board of directors of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, was elected as the 2016 president of the global organization. Also voted in to GRSB leadership positions were Carlos Saviani, World Wildlife Fund, elected as vice president, and Cameron Bruett, JBS, elected as an Executive Committee member-at-large.


Texas A&M receives grant to help implement results of livestock disease research

Texas A&M AgriLife Research announced that the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, have been awarded a $1.2 million contract (under contract number D15PC00280) by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to develop and implement a nationwide scientific business development and management educational program.


Zoetis helps enhance reproductive efficiency with LUTALYSE HighCon Injection

Cattle producers and veterinarians now have a new management tool for added reproductive efficiency. Zoetis today announced the introduction of LUTALYSE®HighCon Injection (dinoprost tromethamine injection), a high-concentration formula of the proven LUTALYSE® Injection (dinoprost injection) approved for use in dairy and beef cattle.

The higher-concentration formula of LUTALYSE HighCon allows for a 2-mL dose. This provides more doses per bottle, thus fewer bottle changes, and a quicker, more-convenient administration.


Optimize value from cull cows

At the Range Beef Cow Symposium, Colorado State University animal scientist Dale Woerner, PhD, outlines the traits, condition, management and marketing strategies that help ranchers meet market demand and receive top prices for their cull cows.


Veterinary and FFA students benefit from the Zoetis program

The Zoetis Industry Support Program is returning for its eighth year and providing around $1.5 million in donations to selected FFA chapters and veterinary student scholarships. This annual program not only represents an important investment for these organizations but also the future of these students. Since 2008, thousands of FFA chapters and several deserving veterinary students have been selected to receive support from the program.


Stewardship, Antibiotics and Veterinary Medical Ethics: A call for action

Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. And as World Antibiotics Awareness Week comes to a close today, it’s important to note that the Veterinary Medicine profession too has a role to play in the use of antibiotics for animal health.


Market outlook kicks off RBCS

The 2015 Range Beef Cow Symposium attracted over 750 ranchers and industry representatives to northern Colorado this week for a diverse lineup of educational presentations and discussions. The program kicked off with the beef-cattle market outlook from economist Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center.


FDA approves genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon

Based on sound science and a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking several important steps today regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency is also issuing two guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from GE or non-GE sources: a draft guidance on labeling foods derived from Atlantic salmon, and a final guidance on foods derived from GE plants.


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