World Dairy Expo draws visitors from more than 90 countries. Some of the talks between international trading partners focused on the ability to obtain bovine genetics from the United States, specifically Wisconsin.
Reducing stress on cattle through sound stockmanship practices brings multiple benefits in performance, immunity and production efficiency, and the Creating Connections program from Merck Animal Health aims to help producers learn and implement those techniques.
By Bill Halfman, Wisconsin Beef Information Center
UW-Extension and UW-River Falls are teaming up to offer Beef & Dairy Quality Assurance certification programs on Oct. 23-24. This program will take place at the UW-River Falls Campus Lab Farm (farm #1) located at 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls, Wis.
Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday.
On September 29, the FDA issued a revised Guidance for Industry #120, titled Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers.” The revised guidance includes minor changes to the draft version issued in June. FDA also released a list of states that have adequate veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) requirements for compliance with the VFD rules, and which currently need to defer to the federal VDPR definition.