Industry News

GEA adds dating time analysis to CowScout

Electronically monitoring cows for activity helps to automate the heat detection process, and supply more accurate breeding information for increased pregnancy rates. Activity monitors can also alert producers to health challenges ahead of clinical signs being visually observed, allowing for earlier treatment and avoiding a potential drop in milk production. FULL STORY »

Aggressive placements boost feedyard inventories

Inventories in U.S. feedlots with 1,000 head or more reached 99 percent of one year ago on March 1 according to the March Cattle on Feed report from USDA. March marks the 18th consecutive month in which inventories were below year-ago levels, but large numbers of cattle placed into feedlots early this year have brought the total closer to a year ago. FULL STORY »

Governor's Conference on ensuring food safety

Based on recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli causes approximately 230,000 cases of illness in the United States annually, and slightly more than 1 percent of these cases results in hospitalization and life-threatening complications. FULL STORY »

Merck and AVMF scholarship recipients

Merck Animal Health today announced the recipients of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, awarding $100,000 in scholarships to 20 veterinary students. FULL STORY »

Texas A&M professor wins toxicology award

Texas A&M University’s Timothy D. Phillips, PhD, ATS, has won the 2014 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Translational Impact Award for his work on improving public health. FULL STORY »

BIO plans livestock biotech summit

he Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Calestous Juma, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Jim Murray, Professor at the University of California at Davis will deliver the keynote addresses at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, which takes place September 16-18, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD. FULL STORY »

FDA launches new reporting system for feed problems

Producers, veterinarians and nutritionists have a new online tool for registering complaints about suspected problems with livestock feed. FULL STORY »

Upcoming webinar to focus on dairy health, reproduction

Next week, the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) will host their second webinar in a 2014 series on the role of animal health on reproduction of dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Maximizing milk replacer response through proper storage

Calf milk replacer prices have climbed as a result of increased demand for dry whey used in human foods such as sports drinks. Therefore, it is essential to properly store milk replacer so that it retains its quality until its use. FULL STORY »

Veterinarians call for attention to lameness in beef cattle

When animal health issues are considered, lameness has gained increased attention in the beef cattle industry in recent years. There are a number of factors driving this shift in emphasis, but tops among the reasons are animal performance, health and well-being, said beef specialists with universities in Nebraska and Kansas. FULL STORY »

Registration deadline extended for the DCHA conference

The registration deadline has been extended for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014 at the Hyatt on Main in Green Bay, Wis. FULL STORY »

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