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

DSM Introduces Hy•D® for Swine in U.S. Market

Jamie Johansen

DSM has introduced Hy•D® to the U.S. marketing optimizing the genetic potential within in sow herds, and improving the overall nutrition status and profitability. Hy•D is a proprietary metabolite of vitamin D, 25-OH-D3 that supplements vitamin D3. Adding 25-OH-D3 directly into the diet is highly beneficial to animal health and productivity. Hy•D is consistently and efficiently absorbed by the animal, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Swine

Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Acquire Biotay

Jamie Johansen

Phibro Animal Health has purchased Biotay S.A., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of animal health and nutritional products based in Argentina. Acquiring the Biotay will provide new opportunities in a key and growing segment of the animal health industry in South America. “This transaction strengthens our focus and capabilities in the animal health market in Argentina. Biotay’s field sales and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition

Aptimmune Biologics Adds Veterinarian to Swine Team

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics announces the addition of Jessica Seate, DVM, as a veterinarian for the company’s swine division. In her new role, Seate will help launch Aptimmune’s new PRRSV and Influenza vaccines made with BARRICADE® formulation technology, as well as assist in the development of the company’s portfolio of swine vaccines. “Dr. Seate’s extensive technical experience in swine vaccine marketing and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Swine

Livestock Groups Push for FMD Vaccine Bank

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined more than 100 other agricultural groups and industry leaders in calling for Congress to establish and fully fund a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The letter said: “An outbreak of FMD will have a devastating effect on all …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Disease, FMD, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Pork