Industry News

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 »

Animal-health industry commits to FDA Guidance 213

Members of the Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA) today announced their written commitments to align all affected products with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy on judicious use of antibiotics. FULL STORY »

Feeding acidified milk to calves

Penn State University Extension specialists Coleen Jones and Jud Heinrichs join the discussion on the practice of feeding acidified milk to calves. FULL STORY »

IMI Global acquires Merck Animal Health's verification business

Where Food Comes From, Inc., the trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices, announced it has agreed to acquire certain assets of Global Animal Management Inc., which is owned by Merck Animal Health. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FULL STORY »

More thoughts on the calving pen

Heather Dann with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y., discusses research-based methods for making maternity pens more comfortable and cow-friendly. FULL STORY »

Tips for controlling respiratory disease

South Dakota State University Extension specialists Alvaro Garcia and Russ Daly have prepared a comprehensive primer on understanding, preventing and treating respiratory disease in calves. FULL STORY »

AMI to dietary committee – stick to nutrition

Work is underway to develop a new set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines for 2015, and the American Meat Institute (AMI) has submitted comments asking the advisory committee to limit its recommendations to nutrition and health, and not delve into the issue of sustainability. In its recent request for public comments, the committee specifically asked for input on “food systems sustainability,” as well as on nutritional and health issues. FULL STORY »

Alltech’s 30th Symposium explores health potential of algae

It’s green, it’s slimy – it’s algae. And it’s actually none of those things – at least not the heterotrophic high-DHA omega-3 algae variety produced at Alltech Algae in Winchester, Ky. These algae are off-white, dry and powdery, and unleashing their vast potential for positive change will be one of the topics of discussion at “What If,” the 30th Annual Alltech International Symposium in downtown Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 18-21. FULL STORY »

Effects of post-AI nutrition management on pregnancy results

Maintaining high levels of nutrition plays an important role in a cow’s reproductive performance, but recent research from two separate studies indicates that nutritional management immediately following artificial insemination have an impact on heifer reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

APHIS moving toward next steps in traceability

With a letter to stakeholders this week, Kevin Shea, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced new steps toward full implementation of the federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. FULL STORY »

Bovine euthanasia guidelines available from AABP

Approved methods of humane euthanasia of cattle are outlined in English and Spanish versions. FULL STORY »

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