Industry News

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 »

Fat freed?

Everyone knows saturated fats lead to cardiovascular disease. However, a major research review getting media attention this week provides further evidence everyone just might be wrong. FULL STORY »

Report projects growth in animal vaccine business

Emergence of new strains of pathogens, coupled with global growth in livestock production and evolution of new technologies will help drive growth in the veterinary vaccine market, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA). FULL STORY »

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Prionics AG

This week, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced it has completed the acquisition of Prionics AG, a privately held animal health diagnostics company. FULL STORY »

Calf management: A lesson in stress reduction

One of the many goals in raising calves is to provide a stress-free environment, which takes proactive management of the calves’ basic needs. These basic needs include: food and water, shelter, comfort, routines and health. FULL STORY »

GRSB makes progress toward framework for sustainable beef

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), a diverse organization seeking consensus on sustainability issues, this week released a draft document outlining “Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef.” FULL STORY »

GRSB releases draft principles and criteria for sustainable beef

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. The document identifies the key areas in the beef value chain that must be addressed to ensure beef production around the globe is environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable. FULL STORY »

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