Pork Board Statement on Antibiotic-Resistant Gene

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research

The National Pork Board reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing barn. They said an important takeaway from the study is that the U.S. pork supply is safe. The resistant gene identified in the study was not found in a market hog, and … Read More

Merck Solutions Driven By Prevention

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Calves, Cattle, Merck, NAFB

As the industry continues to buckle down on antibiotic regulations, maximizing the immunity of a herd is more important than ever. The team at Merck Animal Health is driven by the idea of maximizing prevention efforts. Dr. Tim Parks, DVM, Technical Service Veterinarian, was on hand during the 2016 NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the most important factors in play … Read More

Alltech’s Approach to Future-Proofing Food

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Antibiotics, Audio, consumer, Food, Nutrition, Veterinary, VFD

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 … Read More

State of U.S. Pork Industry

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork, Trade, Veterinary

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) once again brought key spokespeople to Kansas City for NAFB’s Trade Talk. Beyond the election, there is no doubt the hottest topic discussed this year was trade. NPPC President, John Weber, said they were optimistic about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and have invested a lot of time and resources into it. “We are … Read More

U.S. Pig Farmers Celebrate Antibiotic Stewardship

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Disease, Pork, Pork Checkoff

American pig farmers’ commitment to their animals, their customers and their communities matches with the goals of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual celebration, Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (Nov. 14-20). “The Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is a good time to reflect on our long history of accomplishments in the antibiotics area, such as using … Read More

Obama Promotes Antibiotic Myths In Bill Maher Interview

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, food safety, Government, Policy, Video

Agricultural interests are concerned about several comments made by President Barack Obama in an interview that discussed antibiotic use in animals on HBO’s Realtime with Bill Maher last week. While the President emphasized the value of science-based policies in the interview, several of his statements lack science-based supporting evidence and suggest a misunderstanding of the current policies enforced by the … Read More

GlobalVetLINK Hosting VFD Webinar

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Policy, Webinar

As producers gear up for the FDA’s January 1 implementation of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #209, GlobalVetLINK will be hosting a free Question & Answer Webinar related to the GFI 209 and the changes related to the use of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). The webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT, and is intended for … Read More

Pork Industry Committed to One Health Approach

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Health, Pork, Pork Checkoff

The National Pork Board celebrated global One Health Day on Nov. 3 by reaffirming its commitment to its core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet. “We have a proud history of raising pigs in ways that go beyond simple animal health and that are mutually beneficial to human and environmental health,” … Read More

Free NCBA Webinar to Help Prepare You for VFD

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, VFD

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 … Read More

Alltech’s Research Guides Producers Into VFD

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

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 … Read More