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$2 Million Granted to Michigan State for Dairy Feed Efficiency Study

Michigan State University has been awarded two separate $1 million grants to help fund research that aims to improve dairy cow feed efficiency.

Dealing with the Big 4 Parasites in Cattle

Worms, flies, ticks and lice are all costly to beef producers.

John Maday
Say it again: Three Percent!

Another peer-reviewed study shows beef production is a minor contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

GMO for CBD?

Modified yeast cultures could produce cannabinoids such as THC and CBD at much lower cost.

John Maday
Resistance Grows Among Zoonotic Pathogens

Zoonotic diseases, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, continue to build resistance against common antimicrobial drugs, according to a new European report.

Encourage the “Good Bugs”

Understanding of the cattle microbiome can provide tools for improving animal health and productivity.

John Maday
Headed in the Right Direction

U.S. sales of medically important antimicrobials for use in food animals dropped considerably last year according to the latest summary report from the FDA. The decline in 2017 accelerated a trend that began in 2016.

Lil’ Bill, Calf Born Premature Defies the Odds At Mississippi State

The internet has fallen in love with Lil’ Bill, a 7.9-lb. premature calf under the care of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM).

John Maday
New Technologies Contribute to Livestock Sustainability

The greatest potential for improving sustainability of livestock production depends on scientific innovation to boost productivity while reducing environmental impacts.

FDA Approves First Animal Drug for Reduction of Manure Gas Emissions

A first-ever drug for reduction of ammonia gas in livestock has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use after being developed by Elanco.

John Maday
Global Regions Report Beef-Sustainability Progress

When the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef formed in 2012, participants quickly realized sustainability goals, practices and measurements would need to reflect regional differences in beef-production environments.

Del Miles Says Show Me the Data

Feedyard Veterinary Consultant Del Miles combines rigorous science with good-old hard work.

More Options Made Available in Texas to Control Cattle Fever Ticks

Cattle producers in Texas can now use hand-held sprayers to control Cattle Fever Ticks, in addition to spray boxes according to a temporary rule change by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

John Maday
Perspective Pays in BSE Response

Last week, the USDA confirmed a case of atypical BSE in a Florida cow. The industry assessed the situation appropriately, while American consumers and our export partners responded with a collective shrug.

John Maday
Big Data, Big Biology, Big Opportunities

In agricultural science today, standing still is the same as moving backwards.

John Maday
Hill Climbers versus Bottom Feeders

While the “nature versus nurture” debate persists, we continue to gain understanding of genetic influences in virtually every aspect of livestock production.

Vet Leader One-Day Conference Set For June 22 in Kansas

Veterinarians have a unique opportunity to gain practical, usable information and solutions to every day challenges at the second annual Vet Leader One Day event, June 22, 2018, in Great Bend, Kan.

John Maday
Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Need for International Standards

Like other pathogens and agricultural pests, antibiotic-resistant bacteria do not recognize international borders.

Register for the 2018 Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium

The Dairy Cattle Welfare Council symposium will be held May 31st & June 1st at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Wisconsin Researchers Find CWD in Soil Around Mineral Licks

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.

USRSB Releases National Framework for Beef Sustainability

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) this week opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework.

“Become Indispensable”

2018 51st AABP Annual Conference seeks to enhance veterinarians’ skills and knowledge that are critical to their success.

Norbrook Appoints Steve Schram to Lead Sales & Marketing

Norbrook has appointed Steve Schram as VP Sales & Marketing for The Americas.

TVMDL Plans BRD Conference

Early registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory (TVDML) Amarillo Bovine Respiratory Disease Conference.

Webinar to Feature FDA Answers VFD Audit Questions

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting VFD Audit Process Q&A, a free webinar to help the industry better understand the VFD inspection process, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT).

Cornell Researchers Explore Stem Cell Therapy for Mastitis

Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow's future output as well as her comfort.

Merck Taps Justin Welsh, DVM, to Lead Food Animal Technical Services

Justin Welsh, DVM, has been named Executive Director of Food Animal Technical Services for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Food Animal Team.

USDA Proposes New Branding Requirements for Cattle from Mexico

The changes would simplify the branding requirements, making the brands easier to apply and read, reducing errors.

TAHC Marks 125 Years

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has reached an historic milestone as the agency celebrates 125 years of service to Texas animal agriculture.

Noble Plans Market Incentives for Soil Health

Farmers, ranchers set to gain new market opportunities for improving soil health.

Texas A&M Sets New Goals For Cattle Research

Dramatic weather changes such as drought and parasites have created a set of new challenges for Texas beef cattle producers. Texas A&M University are putting new priority on beef production research.

Colorado Waives Import Entry Permit for GlobalVetLINK Customers

Veterinarians using GlobalVetLINK for issuing a CVI for entry of livestock into Colorado will no longer need to call the CDA office or use the Online Permitting System for an import entry permit.

Veterinary Students Win National DHIA Scholarships

The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) Scholarship Committee selected two college of veterinary medicine students as recipients of $1,500 scholarships.

Cornell Hackathon Inspires Animal Health Innovations

Co-hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Entrepreneurship at Cornell, the competition invited students from any college or major to come up with innovative solutions in the animal health sector.

UC Davis’ Alison Van Eenennaam to speak at 2018 Summit

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam will give attendees at the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit a glimpse of how animal agriculture has evolved over the years.

Elanco Announces New Product that Reduces Mastitis at Calving

'Imrestor' is not an antibiotic, and will not require milk or meat withdrawal times.

Seeking Clarity on Antibiotic Rules

Last summer and fall, Farm Foundation hosted a series of 12 workshops around the country on antibiotic use in animal agriculture and upcoming FDA rules and policy. While FDA officials participated in the workshops, time limitations kept them from addressing all the questions generated during the discussions.

Summing Up: Grass Versus Grain

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems.

Grass Versus Grain: Question 13

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question #13: How can the typical American lessen the dependency on corn?

Grass Versus Grain: Question 12

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question #12: How do you think corn affects the price of cattle? Do you think this is having a greater impact on the health of Americans?

Grass Versus Grain: Question 11

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question #11: What changes in the U.S. do you think will have to be made for majority of cattle to be raised on pasture?

Grass Versus Grain: Question 10

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Why do you think other countries do not primarily feed cattle corn?  

Grass Versus Grain: Question 9

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems.

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Grass Versus Grain: Question 8

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems. Question 8: Can feeding cattle corn be a sustainable process?

Grass Versus Grain: Question 7

Student’s questions reflect consumer concerns over beef production systems.

Genomic Test for Health Traits Now Available from Zoetis

Semex adds health trait index as option to its sire rankings.

Reflective Hutch Covers Keep Calves Cool

These low-cost, highly reflective covers that can be placed directly on hutches to reflect heat away.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Announces Enhancements to Advantage Line of Products for the U.S.

New line offers combination prebiotic and probiotic approach and increased shelf life.

BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP Products Earn Additional Label Claim for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Fetal Protection

Protection against BVD remains critical especially among pregnant cattle.

Zoetis Helps Enhance Reproductive Efficiency Among Cattle With LUTALYSE HighCon Injection

LUTALYSE portfolio expands to meet customers’ need for flexibility and convenience.