Ibotta App Campaign Huge Success for Beef Industry

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Nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail got a boost earlier this year as the result of a beef industry partnership with the mobile consumer rebates app Ibotta. Overall, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) invested $600,000 in reserve funds in the partnership, which ran through early February. Local state beef councils also …

Ag Group, Apps, Beef, consumer, Food, NCBA

Zoetis Introduces VFD Mobile App

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis has introduced a mobile app for use on smartphones, helping simplify the process of writing a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for AUREOMYCIN® (chlortetracycline) or AUREO S 700® (chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine) for their cattle clients. The app is available now for iOS (iPhone®) or Android™ phone operating systems. “Veterinarians now have the important responsibility of providing oversight and issuing VFDs for the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Apps, Feed, Nutrition, Zoetis

Merck Animal Health Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health has launched a new app for Apple and Android. The Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an independent sustainability consultant. Data from peer-reviewed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Merck, sustainability

New USDA App Protects Cattle from Heat Stress

Jamie Johansen

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched a new smartphone app forecasting conditions triggering heat stress in cattle and offered on both Google Play and the App Store. The app issues forecasts one to seven days in advance of extreme heat conditions, along with recommended actions that can protect animals before and during a heat-stress event. In some cattle, distress …

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FDA Designs Antimicrobial Mobile App

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) team has won a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ventures Program Award to design a public health surveillance mobile application that will improve the ability of NARMS to carry out its mission. The mobile app will improve the collection of retail food surveillance data that …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Apps, FDA, Food

IPPE Launches New Site & App

Jamie Johansen

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has launched of its newly redesigned website. The user-friendly and responsive website has been updated to enhance the online experience of show attendees and offers easy navigation with access to key areas from the main menu. It is quick to load and highlights relevant attendee and exhibitor information. IPPE welcomes users to browse …

Ag Group, Apps, Feed, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

Wisconsin Cheese Releases Cheese & Bev Pairing App

Jamie Johansen

To the delight of cheese-loving smartphone users, the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid cheese and beverage-pairing app from Wisconsin Cheese is now available for Android mobile devices. Developed by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Cheese Cupid takes the guesswork out of pairing cheese with wine, beer and spirits. With its easy-to-use features, the app can help users create expert pairings on …

Ag Group, Apps, Cheese, Dairy

Florida Dairy Farmers App on Android

Jamie Johansen

Florida Dairy Farmers’ popular SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure app was initially released for the iPad. But it is now available for Android users. The app is free to download for Android on Google Play, while iPad users can download via iTunes. Within the app SunnyBell, a little calf who longs to find her role of the dairy farm, teaches …

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CattleFax Mobile App Approaches 100,000 Downloads

Jamie Johansen

The CattleFax Mobile App has quickly become the go-to smartphone and tablet application for cattle producers and industry professionals needing market information on the go. The application is nearing 100,000 downloads as it celebrates its second anniversary during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Another release will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play …

Agribusiness, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Dairy