Cow’s Match WarmFront Milk Replacer Introduced

News Editor

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces Cow’s Match® WarmFront™ calf milk replacer, formulated with a unique combination of carbohydrates correctly balanced for when temperatures moderate. In warm weather conditions, calves’ energy requirements for maintenance are reduced. Transitioning to WarmFront™ calf milk replacer results in greater feed efficiency and bottom line potential. Cow’s Match®WarmFront™ calf milk replacer also provides the most …

Land O'Lakes

CRV Launches HerdOptimizer

Jamie Johansen

CRV USA launches CRV HerdOptimizer to assist producers in reaching elite performance to maximize ROI on every animal in a herd during these times of fluctuating prices for milk, meat and resources. CRV is accepting 30 applicants to be the first U.S. HerdOptimizer herds. HerdOptimizer is an efficient and easy-to-use genomic herd management tool for dairy farmers who are innovators …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Genetics, Genomics

Successful Season for RodeoHouston

Lizzy Schultz

Attendance was high for this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, as more than 2.46 million visitors were in the audience for the authentic celebration of Western heritage. “Thanks to more than 32,000 dedicated volunteers and 100-plus staff members, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is proud to present a first-class experience for its more than 2 million visitors,” said …

Ag Group, Events, Rodeo

Florida Ranch Hits Market

Jamie Johansen

A 13,924+/- acre Florida agricultural operation has hit the market for $55 million. Southern Cattle Company offers crop diversity, quality soil, irrigation, spring-water, exceptional livestock carrying capacity, infrastructure, and cattle genetics unmatched in the south. The ranch is located Hwy 231 approximately 10 miles northwest of Marianna in Jackson County, Florida, just 25 miles south of Dothan, Alabama. At 8,991+/- …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Ranches

BIVI Talks Cattle Health Concerns

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. John Davidson, Professional Services Vet for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), played a central role in this year’s Cattle Industry Convention by giving several presentations on cattle health trends at the Convention’s Learning Lounge. A major discussion point this week was Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), which has begun to raise concerns among veterinary professionals, as the disease is becoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Vaccine, Veterinary

Phibro Acquires Animal Vaccine Manufacturer

Jamie Johansen

Phibro Animal Health Corporation announced an agreement to purchase the assets of MVP Laboratories, Inc., a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of livestock vaccines, vaccine adjuvants and other products based in Omaha, Nebraska. Acquiring the MVP business strengthens Phibro’s core animal vaccine business and provides new opportunities in a fast-growing segment of the animal health industry. In addition to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health

Omnibus Provisions To Impact Horse Industry

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council has announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by Congress, which will fund government agencies and programs until the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016, contains several provisions that will directly impact the horse industry and industry professionals. A major provision includes reforms to the H-2B Temporary Non-Agriculture Worker Program, making the program …

Ag Group, American Horse Council, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, APHIS, environment, Equine, Horse Protection Act, Horse Slaughter, legislation, Policy

Winter Supplementation Tips from BioZyme

Lizzy Schultz

Cold temperatures significantly raise energy requirements in beef cattle, with those increases being magnified by factors such as undeveloped winter hair coats, wet hides and wind. If the necessary feed energy isn’t provided, cows may struggle to maintain a healthy weight through the winter. BioZyme has come up with several tips for beef producers to help manage cold stress in …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, BioZyme, Feed, Nutrition, Supplements

6E Series Tractor – Perfect for Livestock & Hay Segment

Jamie Johansen

On display at the 2015 Farm Progress Show is John Deere’s 6E Series Tractors which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors. I spoke with Jean Jones, future product manager for John Deere’s 6E series tractors and she took time to walk me through the tractors specs while visiting their booth. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Hay, John Deere, Livestock

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media last week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage, Harvest, Hay