Industry News

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 »

2014 video contest finalists announced and voting begins

Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn, and prepare to be entertained! Watch the finalist videos for the 2014 BCF Technology Video Contest – remember your favorite and don’t forget to vote. FULL STORY »

TMR Tracker 5.0 available from Digi-Star

Digi-Star is pleased to announce that TMR Tracker 5.0 will be released this fall. The new TMR Tracker 5.0 offers several enhanced user functions, including a new dry matter (DM) change log for each ingredient with inventory price effective dates, time tracking for loading and unloading ingredients, automated desktop reports and a daily diary to track on-farm events that might impact feed intake. FULL STORY »

FDA plans webinar on antiparasitic resistance

Emerging resistance to dewormers among internal parasites is a global problem in sheep, goats and other livestock that is now beginning to affect cattle production in North America. FULL STORY »

Alltech’s mycotoxin analysis earns innovation award

The results are in. When it comes to mycotoxin analysis, dairy farmers want the most comprehensive evaluation possible in order to safeguard their operations. Alltech’s 37+TM Mycotoxin Analysis Program was one of 10 recipients selected for the 2014 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. FULL STORY »

Prevent acidosis on stubble fields

Grazing corn residues is an economical means of extending grazing and decreasing reliance on stored feeds during the winter months. Cattle are inherently selective grazers and therefore consume the grain, husk, leaves, cobs, and stalks in that order. FULL STORY »

2014 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards announced

These new products may provide a hint of where we are going, and also a look into the areas where dairy producers want further exploration. FULL STORY »

Animal Connections Play video

At the AABP trade show, attendees got to tour “Animal Connections,” a mobile exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution and the AVMA, with sponsorship from Zoetis. FULL STORY »

Bovine practitioner award recipients honored at AABP conference

The top honor for the Bovine Practitioner of the Year award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) was given to Dr. Mark Hardesty, Maria Stein, Ohio, at the 2014 AABP Annual Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 18-20. FULL STORY »

Key components when managing weaned dairy calves

Establishing a good weaned dairy calf protocol has a huge impact of the health of the calf, her age at calving, and potentially future milk production. FULL STORY »

Over $300,000 in scholarships/awards given at AABP

Over $300,000 in scholarships and other awards were given to veterinary students and graduate veterinarians at the 2014 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners held Sept. 18-20 week in Albuquerque, N.M. FULL STORY »

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