Livestock Groups Detail Disease Prevention at Farm Bill Hearing

Jamie Johansen

The National Turkey Federation, along with 65 major animal agriculture groups, animal science organizations and veterinarians have united behind a new Animal Disease and Disaster Prevention Program, urging Congress to include this program in the 2018 Farm Bill. Andy Snider of Michigan Turkey producers who will testify during the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill field hearing Saturday morning at Michigan …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Government, Livestock, Poultry, Turkey

Yates Equine Vet Services Adds New MRI Scan

Jamie Johansen

Providing comprehensive care of horses, is the overriding mission of Angie Yates, DVM, owner of Yates Equine Veterinary Services of Indianapolis. Treating horses with lameness issues is a primary focus and expertise of the practice and the addition of the Hallmarq standing MRI provides faster, accurate diagnosis of leg and foot problems for her patients and their owners. “We see …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Veterinary

Dr. Grandin to Speak at Sterling College Butchery Course

Jamie Johansen

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering the course “Ethical Slaughter and Butchery” for those looking to explore how to safely, ethically, and humanely bring livestock from the field to the table. This five-day course, held June 19-23, 2017, will combine dialogue, presentations, and debate with observational slaughter and hands-on butchery of several species of …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Education, Livestock

Survey Yields Cow/calf & Vet Perspectives

Jamie Johansen

KG MarketSense surveyed over 800 cow/calf producers with more than 200 mature cows and 200 vets to learn their perspectives on various business and animal health issues. “The survey results reflect the uncertainty and some of the challenges of securing profits in this market,” says David Soorholtz, president of KG MarketSense. “Not surprisingly, most cow/calf producers, as well as veterinarians, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Survey, Veterinary

Dairy FARM Program Updated Drug Residue Manual

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy FARM Program has released the 2017 edition of its Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual, the primary educational tool for dairy managers about the judicious, responsible use of antibiotics and how to prevent drug residues in milk and meat. The 2017 edition now identifies drugs subject to the newly implemented Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Dairy, VFD

Elanco Hosts Seminar On Dairy Industry Innovation

Lizzy Schultz

Elanco Animal Health held a seminar last month in conjunction with the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to highlight the role of innovation in the dairy industry. Elanco experts offered insight about the full costs of transition disease in the dairy industry and the impact of sustainability and innovation along the I-29 Dairy Corridor in Nebraska, …

Animal Health, Dairy, Elanco, sustainability

Boehringer Ingelheim Markets Novozymes Poultry Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Nutrition, Poultry, Probiotics

Aptimmune Receives Biotech Innovation Award

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics was awarded this year’s Biotech Innovation Showcase’s Top Company Award at the 2017 Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum that took place this week in Ankeny, Iowa. At the Showcase, 12 emerging companies in four categories (agricultural technology, animal health, human health and bio materials) made formal presentations to a panel of eight business leaders from …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Biotech, Swine, Technology

NPPC Farm Bill Priorities

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill aligns with testimony from other animal ag groups – establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Vice President David Herring, a pork producer from Newtown Grove, N.C. also testified before the House Agriculture subcommittee this week. “If this country ever had an FMD …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, farm bill, NPPC, Policy, Pork

Turkey Federation Proposes Animal Disease Defense Plan

Jamie Johansen

Also in testimony before the House Ag Committee’s Livestock Subcommittee, National Turkey Federation, Chairman Carl Wittenburg, North Dakota turkey farmer, warned that the recent outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among chickens illustrates the risk that must be addressed. “As partners in the Animal Ag Coalition, which represents all facets of animal ag production,” said Wittenburg, “we hope to …

Ag Group, Animal Health, farm bill, National Turkey Federation, Policy, Poultry, Turkey