Industry News

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 »

Genetics group offers free Feeder Profit Calculator

New, free program is designed to reward and incentivize good genetic and management practices. FULL STORY »

CME announces provisions for heifer delivery

Cattle traders have for some time wanted the option of delivering heifers against the live-cattle futures contract. Groups such as NCBA and the Texas Cattle Feeders Association have worked with the CME Group for two years on the issue, and CME now has amended the live-cattle contract to allow heifer deliveries. FULL STORY »

New grant funds study of dairy productivity and fertility

Even the best medicine has side effects. For years, dairy producers have been selectively breeding their herds to encourage milk production. New insights have confirmed, though, that such efforts to satisfy society’s demand for milk, cheese and other dairy products are hindering the herd’s ability to bear offspring – ironically, tomorrow’s producers. FULL STORY »

BCF Technology launches 2014 student competition

BCF Technology has announced the competitors for its latest Easi-Scan university competition. One college of veterinary medicine will win an Easi-Scan ultrasound machine for their university. FULL STORY »

PAACO schedules auditor training in Nebraska

The spring version of the extremely popular Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training/Certification Course sponsored by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, Inc. (PAACO) will be held May 13-14 in Fremont and Grand Island, Nebraska. FULL STORY »

Mixed start for 2014 ag trade

Monthly export totals for red meats and meat products dropped off somewhat in January, but overall U.S. trade in agricultural products started 2014 at a good pace, according to the latest trade data from USDA. FULL STORY »

86th annual Western Veterinary Conference concludes in Las Vegas

More than 14,000 attendees from around the world take part in legendary veterinary education event. FULL STORY »

Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'

Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement. FULL STORY »

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