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

Anaplasmosis Treatment in Beef Cattle Under VFD

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued …

Animal AgCast, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary, VFD

New Solution for Veterinary Feed Directive Management

Jamie Johansen

New Planet Technologies, Inc. and Micro Technologies, announced a new partnership that would integrate New Planet’s cloud-based RxExpress solution with Micro Technologies innovative computerized systems to safely and accurately track and manage feed-grade Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD). As of January 1, 2017, new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations will become effective, requiring VFDs to be issued by a licensed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary, VFD

Alltech’s Approach to Future-Proofing Food

Jamie Johansen

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech. Her focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers. We are seeing a ‘consumer-push’ for natural or traceable production and antibiotic-free functional foods. So, what does the future look like for food companies? Nikki shares insights into what Alltech is doing to help …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Antibiotics, Audio, consumer, Food, Nutrition, Veterinary, VFD

Free NCBA Webinar to Help Prepare You for VFD

Jamie Johansen

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for medically important feed-grade antibiotics will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017 and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) wants to make sure you are prepared. Join them for a webinar Oct. 26, 2016 at 7pm Central to hear the latest information on how cattlemen and the cattle industry can prepare for these changing …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, VFD

Alltech’s Research Guides Producers Into VFD

Jamie Johansen

The Veterinarian Feed Directive (VFD) is no longer a new term used in the animal ag world, in part because companies like Alltech have stepped up to help educate their customers on the guidelines which will take affect January 1, 2017. During the World Dairy Expo I spoke with Dr. Amanda Gehman, a research project manager who focuses on applied …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition, VFD, World Dairy Expo

Dairy Community Pledges to Use Less Antibiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) understands the concerns about antibiotic resistance and is dedicated to helping the dairy industry reduce its overall antibiotic use. In an effort to do so, they’re inviting dairy producers and veterinarians to join them in taking a pledge to commit to using their antibiotics judiciously, specifically when it comes to treating mastitis. Cattle health starts …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Veterinary, VFD

Alltech Webinar – The VFD: What it means to me

Jamie Johansen

Join Alltech for a live webinar with Dr. Darrell Johnson, Director of Regulatory Services, University of Kentucky on September 29th at 2:30 pm EST. Topic up for discussion is “Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD): What it means to me.” Key points which will be covered include: – What it means – Gain a better understanding of what exactly the veterinary feed …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary, VFD, Webinar