DSM Introduces VilliMax 70 for Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

To meet the demands of today’s poultry producers’ wanting to improve the intestinal health and productivity of their flocks, DSM introduces VilliMax 70 – a highly concentrated sodium butyrate feed ingredient. VilliMax 70 is specially coated with a high lauric-acid fat and recommended for use in both conventional and ABF broiler and turkey programs, including NAE (No Antibiotics Ever), RWA …

Animal Health, Poultry

Bill Exempts Farms From Reporting Emissions

jamie johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and poultry groups including National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and United Egg Producers applaud introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

The Power of Prevention

jamie johansen

Prevention truly is key when it comes to herd health. During the NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) vets were there to discuss the economic proof points on why stopping problems before they started leads to reduced antibiotic use and higher profitability for producers’ operations. “We are seeing more and more people interested in preventing disease instead of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA

Talking Turkey: See through Myths on Cages, Farms & Antibiotics

Jamie Johansen

America’s turkey farmers, represented by the National Turkey Federation, have prepared a new series of videos and resources offering common-sense answers about raising healthy turkey flocks on family farms. “People are curious and like to understand more about their food and where it comes from,” said Minnesota turkey farmer John Zimmerman. “It’s satisfying to know consumers can appreciate how turkey …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, National Turkey Federation, Poultry, Turkey

Alltech 2017 Harvest Analysis = High Mycotoxins in Corn Silage

Jamie Johansen

In 2016, corn growers faced challenges from mycotoxins and Alltech believes those challenges seem likely this year. Corn silage samples from across the entirety of the U.S. have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid and fumonisin. It is important to note that once there are mycotoxins in the crop, they will …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Animal Health, corn, Feed, Harvest, Livestock, Nutrition

BQA’s New Transportation Training & Certification Program

Jamie Johansen

The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has launched a new training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. Online training will be made available beginning immediately, and in-person training opportunities will begin soon. “The BQA …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, BQA, Cattle

New Swine Inactivated Mucosal Flu A Virus Vaccine from Aptimmune

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s IAV-S vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE™ proprietary vaccine formulation that gives swine producers and veterinarians a completely different approach to conventional inactivated injectable and live virus vaccines for safely preventing and managing respiratory disease. This inactivated mucosal vaccine is a new …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Swine, Vaccine

U.S. Animal Community Comments on WHO Antibiotic Guidelines

Jamie Johansen

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recommended the food community stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine. Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA Acting Chief Scientist, said “The WHO guidelines are not in alignment with U.S. policy and are not supported by …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Food, Livestock

Bavaria Offers Natural Antimicrobial Option in Livestock

Jamie Johansen

The danger of overuse of antibiotics to promote growth in livestock has become a major concern to farmers, health workers, scientists and the general public. One solution is found in nature. Organosulphured compounds in plants in the Allium family, such as garlic and onions, have natural antimicrobial activity that provides benefits comparable to antibiotics without the risk they pose. Bavaria …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Livestock

2018 Stakeholders Summit Themed ‘Protect Your Roots’

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced its 2018 Stakeholders Summit will be themed Protect Your Roots. The event will be held May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. Registration for the event will open later this year. The 2018 Summit will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Food, Livestock