Industry News

Starting cattle on feed

Starting cattle correctly can make the difference between success or failure in cattle feeding, says nutritionist and feedyard consultant John Beckett, PhD. Beckett recently spoke to veterinarians during the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) conference, outlining programs and philosophies that have worked for his clients. FULL STORY »

CSU researcher tackles livestock pregnancy and BVDV infection

Tod Hansen was recently honored for his research on cattle reproduction and disease. FULL STORY »

Gold Standard Labs hires three specialists

Gold Standard Labs has added three marketing and laboratory specialists to its staff, bringing new expertise to continue improving animal health diagnostic services for veterinarians, cattlemen and dairy producers. FULL STORY »

Global beef supplies getting tighter

We all know U.S. cattle and beef supplies are tight, leading to record-high prices for all classes of cattle this year. We aren’t alone according to a new report from Rabobank, which shows beef supplied tightening globally, and particularly in some key beef-exporting nations. FULL STORY »

Vesicular stomatitis on the decline in Colorado

After an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis in July, the disease is on the decline in Northern Colorado. FULL STORY »

NCBA vows to fight USDA plan to create 2nd beef checkoff program

The largest contractor of the Beef Checkoff Program, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said today that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s idea to reform the checkoff by creating another beef checkoff fund is dead on arrival with the grassroots organization. FULL STORY »

Back-to-back BVD

In less than two weeks, cattle producers and veterinarians will have an opportunity to catch up on the most current science and management options for controlling one of the more economically damaging pathogens in cattle, the bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health launches dairy C.A.R.E. initiative

Resources will support optimal animal care FULL STORY »

FDA releases report on antimicrobial sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its fourth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. FULL STORY »

AHI responds to FDA report on antimicrobial sales

Today’s antibiotic sales data report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a small part of the story about the public health impact of antibiotics used to keep food animals healthy. FULL STORY »

California governor vetoes antibiotics bill

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed state Senate Bill 835, legislation that would have phased out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and required a veterinarian prescription for all antibiotics. FULL STORY »

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