USMEF Reports On China's New Dietary Guidelines

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, discusses the new dietary guidelines recently issued by China’s Ministry of Health. The guidelines call for Chinese citizens to significantly reduce their meat consumption. Haggard says he does not expect the new guidelines to have much impact on …

Ag Group, Beef, consumer, Export, Export, Health, International, Trade, USMEF

Purina Recalls Medicated Sheep Feed

Lizzy Schultz

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated Sheep Feed for elevated copper levels. The recalled product is formula number L329, item number 1850500-206, lot number 6MAY06WCH2, and is packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES® Feed bags. The feed was distributed in Ohio and Pennsylvania from May 12, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Feed, Health, Nutrition, Purina

A Conversation With Novus' Innovation Expert

Lizzy Schultz

Novus International held a special informational session during its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with Scott Hine, VP, Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer, leading a question and answer session about the importance of science, technology, and innovation to Novus. Hine discussed Novus’ vision for the future, and emphasized the company’s sustained commitment to research and innovative discoveries. He was asked …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Disease, Health, Novus International

NPPC Veterinarian Talks Animal Health at #WPX16

Lizzy Schultz

Animal health was a major talking point during the 2016 World Pork Expo, and Dr. Liz Wagstrom, DVM, Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), was on hand to discuss several of the most hot button animal health issues facing the pork industry today. In an interview with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen, Dr. Wagstrom dug into some of the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Health, NPPC, Policy, Swine, World Pork Expo

Novus Unveils Project Horizon At #WPX16

Lizzy Schultz

As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. “We’ve had in-house expertise in terms of gut health and nutrition throughout the 25 years that …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Company Announcement, Health, Novus International, World Pork Expo

Begin with the End in Mind – Pig Performance from Day 1

Jamie Johansen

Pig performance starts on day one and the folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) understand that. During the 2016 World Pork Expo, BIVI hosted a business seminar to help producers maximize their competitive advantage. Mark Schwartz, the director of production systems for Schwartz Farms, spoke on keys to positively impact pig performance from birth to finish. Their farm philosophy …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, Pig, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Vet Students Offer Workshops for Navajo Teens

Lizzy Schultz

This week, veterinary students at Colorado State University (CSU) began essential animal-care instruction for high-schoolers in the Navajo Nation, and worked to equip area teenagers with basic veterinary skills while encouraging the teens to pursue college education. The newly launched project, starting in August, will provide weeklong surgical clinics for pets, horses and livestock in the Monument Valley region of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Health, Veterinary, Youth

Heat Stress Prevention Tips from Alltech

Lizzy Schultz

Stress also has major implications on the overall health of production animals, with negative implications for both producer and consumer, and the approaching summer heat is always cause for pork producers to worry about the additional challenges their animals may face due to heat stress. “Respiratory rates begin to increase around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and with high humidity, it becomes …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Health, Nutrition, Organic, Pork, Swine

The Building Blocks for Better Beef Production

Lizzy Schultz

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Marketing, Research and Development, and Nutrition Services for block supplement manufacturer Ridley Block Operations spoke during the special session on the beef …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, Grazing, Health, Supplements

Elanco Releases New In-Feed Antibiotic

Lizzy Schultz

Necrotic enteritis is a serious and constant threat to the health and welfare of poultry flocks, and Elanco Animal Health recently introduced Inteprity, an in-feed antibiotic developed for the prevention of mortality caused by necrotic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in broiler chickens. Inteprity is the first of its kind, with technology that is able to support bird health and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Chicken, Elanco, Health, Poultry