Preserving Beef Quality in Dairy Cows

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

BIVI Announces Dairy Photo Winners

Cindy ZimmermanBoehringer Ingelheim, World Dairy Expo

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: … Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim Dairy Life Photo Contest

Cindy ZimmermanBoehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

New Look for Pyramid 5 Vaccine

Cindy ZimmermanBoehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

Making Cows Comfy Adds to Bottom Line

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

Test Herd to Avoid Parasite Resistance

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Grows Into Dairy

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Sees Value Through Innovation

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim

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), … Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires Fort Dodge Products

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

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 … Read More