Preserving Beef Quality in Dairy Cows

Cindy Zimmerman

Dairy producers are beef producers too and they should always keep that in mind with their production practices. “At this point, most dairy producers do not think of themselves as beef producers,” says Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI). “Dairymen know they ship cull cows for beef, but I don’t think they recognize the …

Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim

BIVI Announces Dairy Photo Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has announced the winners of the Dairy Life Photo Contest and prepared the 2012 Dairy Life Calendar featuring those winners which will be distributed at World Dairy Expo next month. The winning photos for each month are: January: Western Waves, L.L.C., Hilda Mitchell, D.V.M., Ferndale, WA February: Wagner Dairy Farms, Marlene Wagner, Poestenkill, NY March: …

Boehringer Ingelheim, World Dairy Expo

Boehringer Ingelheim Dairy Life Photo Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) wants you to picture your family winning the Dairy Life Photo Contest. If you couldn’t picture a better way of life than family dairy farming, here’s your chance to prove it. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a family-owned business, is proud to introduce the Dairy Life Photo Contest. The contest is calling all dairy farm families …

Boehringer Ingelheim

New Look for Pyramid 5 Vaccine

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has unveiled a new packaging design for Pyramid® 5. The Pyramid brand of vaccines was acquired by BIVI last year from Fort Dodge Animal Health and Pyramid 5 is the first product from the Pyramid family to be presented in the new package. The new box is still the familiar yellow, but the design now …

Boehringer Ingelheim

Making Cows Comfy Adds to Bottom Line

Cindy Zimmerman

Take note, animal activists – most dairy producers know that happy cows are more productive, so they do everything they can to make them comfortable. Dr. Brian Miller, professional service veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., says that includes managing and controlling ectoparasites like mange and lice. “Even in dairy herds where cows do not have access to grass, a …

Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim

Test Herd to Avoid Parasite Resistance

Cindy Zimmerman

As reports of internal parasite resistance to deworming treatments are on the upswing, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) is urging herd managers to test first, then treat, to avoid both the overuse and underuse of anthelmintics that can lead to a resistance problem. Overuse is the result of producers deworming too often, and underuse occurs when too little product is …

Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim

More Dairy Products For Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

Chuck Zimmerman

It sure sounds like Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica did very well in the cattle market with their acquisition of a portion of Ft. Dodge Animal Health. To tell us about is Tim Bettington, Director Livestock Marketing. I spoke with him at their recent media day in St. Joseph, MO. He says that although BIVI has been a long standing player in …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Grows Into Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

With the acquisition of Ft. Dodge Animal Health products and facilities, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has really expanded their business in the dairy industry. The head of the U.S. cattle business is Colin Meyers. He spoke at the media event I attended in St. Joseph, MO. Colin says the main thing the acquisition of Ft. Dodge Animal Health means to the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Sees Value Through Innovation

Chuck Zimmerman

Now that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has taken over a significant portion of Ft. Dodge Animal Health you may be wondering what it means to the company and dairy producer customers. To help us find out, BIVI brought a group of media representatives into St. Joseph, MO to hear the story. I spoke with BIVI President, George Heidgerken (pictured on left), …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires Fort Dodge Products

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has closed a deal with Pfizer to acquire a significant portion of the Fort Dodge Animal Health business. The acquisition, which includes products in the U.S., Australia, Canada and South Africa, as well as two manufacturing and research facilities located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, significantly increases the size of Boehringer Ingelheim’s companion animal and cattle …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Pfizer