Industry News

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 »

FDA issues statement on industry response to Guidance 213

Industry acceptance of the FDA’s Guidance 213, which calls on companies to phase out performance or production label claims for medically important antimicrobials has been positive. FULL STORY »

Colorado youth makes an early commitment to cattle research

One eighth grade student from Colorado, whose long-term goal is to be a large animal veterinarian, is setting herself up to achieve her career goals with research today. In fact, for the past four years, she has competed in science fairs with projects related to cattle. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health offers statement on beta-agonist report

News agencies this week have reported on an article appearing in the online scientific journal Plos one regarding animal health and welfare issues associated with beta agonist feed additives. In response, Merck Animal Health issued a statement on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Ration management: Tips to be proactive versus reactive

When it comes to managing rations for dairy cows, it is always better to be proactively making decisions versus reactively. That’s according to Dr. Dwight Roseler, a dairy nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition in Ohio. FULL STORY »

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