Cow’s Match WarmFront Milk Replacer Introduced

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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

Purina Offers Tips for Calves During Temperature Swings

John Davis

Chilly mornings to hot afternoons can put some real stress on new calves. Purina is offering some advice for producers to lower those stress levels and ensure their calves perform at their maximum potential. “When weather conditions are rapidly changing it can wreak havoc on young calves that crave consistency,” says Christie Underwood, Ph.D., calf and heifer specialist with Purina …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, calf, Calves, Cattle

New Tracking Tool for Pathogen Investigators

Jamie Johansen

Jean Guard, vet medical officer, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit, has developed a cost-effective diagnostic tool and dataset for identifying various strains of Salmonella. The tool, called Intergenic Sequence Ribotyping (ISR), is helping improve poultry production and human health internationally, because it helps control Salmonella in the field and in consumer poultry products. At …

Ag Group, Poultry, Research, usda

No Approval for Avian Flu Vaccine by USDA

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has determined that additional criteria must be met before any vaccine for highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) can be approved for emergency use. According to the agency, the vaccines currently available “are not well matched and do not meet a suitable level of efficacy.” USDA also wants to be sure that the vaccine …

avian flu, Poultry, usda

‘Grocery Grab’ Game Explores Cooking With Beef

Jamie Johansen

My American Farm has just launched a new game aligned to national learning standards for 3rd-5th grade students called “Grocery Grab.” The free game focuses on nutrition and cooking with beef, as well as beef quality. Learners also will delve into the sometimes-mysterious world of fresh beef cuts. In this section of the game, matching beef cuts to end products …

AFBF, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff

13th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference

Jamie Johansen

More than 550 dairy farmers, family members and industry representatives attended the Leading Dairy Producer Conference hosted by Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes. “Dairies are in the business of making money, not milk,” said Greg Bethard, Ph.D., and chief financial officer for Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Dairy Dreams, and Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese located in Kewaunee, Wis. “That means they need …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition

CRV USA Offers Genetic Solutions for Cattlemen

John Davis

Cattle genetics company CRV USA is offering a complete package of genetic and product solutions that help producers who require their cows to harvest their own forage and breed the kind of cow that will thrive in their system. According to this company news release, bulls from CRV USA are selected for producers who care about fertility, efficiency, and components …

Agribusiness, Cattle

New York Brings Together Tomorrow’s Dairy Leaders

Jamie Johansen

More than 285 students will participate in the Dairy Challenge® and complementary Dairy Challenge Academy in Liverpool, NY, April 9-11, 2015. Students will come from 40 colleges from across the U.S. and two Canadian provinces to put their textbook knowledge to work by evaluating a dairy operation and developing recommendations to optimize success and animal care. North American Intercollegiate Dairy …

Ag Group, Competition, Dairy

Expanding Markets for Arm & Hammer

Jamie Johansen

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition had exciting news to share with attendees of the recent International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). As of Jan. 2, their parent company, Church & Dwight, purchased Vi-COR. Arm & Hammer has been a leader in dairy nutrition, but wanted to expand their products to include other species. Vi-COR manufactures yeast-based feed ingredients for a …

Agribusiness, Arm and Hammer, Audio, IPPE, Nutrition

BIVI Swine Vaccine Available in a 50-dose Presentation

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection of FLEXcombo®. FLEXcombo®, a member of the FLEX Family™ of vaccines, is now available in a 50-dose presentation, in addition to a 250-dose presentation, giving producers and veterinarians a choice of sizes …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Vaccine