NPB’s Chris Novak to Head NCGA

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National Pork Board (NPB) CEO Chris Novak is heading to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) as the new CEO beginning October 13, 2014. Novak has been with NPB since 2008. “We’re thrilled to have Chris join us at NCGA,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre, a corn grower from Illinois. “He has all the right qualifications to take the reins …

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Steps to Achieving Lambing & Kidding Success

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Lambing and kidding season is around the corner and Tom Earleywine, director of nutritional services for Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products, says this time can determine long-term success. He suggests planning in advanced to ensure optimal care of your next crop of lambs or kids. To help achieve this, he suggests several tips for success: Set goals. Before the first …

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BIVI’s New Vaccine Double Up Against Salmonella in Pigs

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Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) introduces a new swine enteric vaccine. Enterisol® Salmonella T/C is the only swine single-dose oral vaccine labeled as an aid in preventing disease due to …

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Alltech Dares to Dream Big

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Dr. Pearse Lyons says he has never worked a day in his life and he means it. This man loves what he does and it shows every moment you’re in his presence. Here at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference he welcomed us and challenged us to pursue our dreams. He also talked about his dream, the Alltech dream, …

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Meeting with Dr. Lyons

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Dr. Pearse Lyons and Dr. Mark Lyons took the stage this morning at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference. I had the opportunity to speak with both of them together during a break. Dr. Pearse Lyons says they used to call this the Global 500 but attendance has continued to grow beyond that number. There are dairy farmers here …

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Getting Started with Alltech in France

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The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

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Free BQA Certification for Beef and Dairy Producers

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For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers who are interested in becoming certified or recertified during this period. …

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Rising Calf Prices Warrant Attention to Fetal Protection

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Beef producers working to maximize the reproductive potential of their herd with modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines from Zoetis also can take advantage of the industry’s most comprehensive vaccine guarantee — the Fetal Protection Guarantee. “The fetus relies on the dam’s immune system for disease protection throughout most of the pregnancy,” said Jon Seeger, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis. “Without protection, …

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1st North American DairyProQ Breaks Ground

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GEA Farm Technologies is proud to announce that ground has been broken on the first North American installation of DairyProQ, a revolutionary milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic, robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis., where the groundbreaking was …

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Combination Vaccine Gives Swine Industry Options

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Fostera™ PCV MH — the porcine circovirus (PCV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) combination vaccine that was built from the ground up by Zoetis — now has the longest demonstrated duration of immunity (DOI) to help protect pigs from porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) caused by PCV Type 2 (PCV2). The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the …

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