Merck and Beef Checkoff Sponsor Stockmanship & Stewardship Events

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle Industry Conference, CBB, Merck, NCBA, NCBA Convention

Five 2019 sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week. The events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is … 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

Merck Helps #SpeakAg at #TransformFFA

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Livestock, Merck

Merck Animal Health is a devout supporter of the National FFA Organization, which was evident throughout the 89th National FFA Convention with their sponsorship of the opening session, lanyards and presence in the expo. I caught up with Cameron Aguiar, national accounts manager, Merck, who said, “FFA is the future of America. We find value in educating kids on the … Read More

Merck’s Latest Updates to Dairy Care365

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Biosecurity, Dairy, dairy farming, Merck, World Dairy Expo

Merck Animal Health was on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the latest updates to Dairy Care365, an online training series that was developed to train, equip and support dairy producers, employees and veterinarians so they’re able to provide the best possible care for dairy animals 365 days a year. Dr. Mike Bolton, DVM, … Read More

Merck Receives USDA License for BOVILIS CORONAVIRUS

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Merck, Vaccine, World Dairy Expo

The 2016 World Dairy Expo was the perfect venue for Merck Animal Health to debut their BOVILIS® CORONAVIRUS, the 1st USDA-approved modified-live intranasal vaccine to aid in reduction of enteric disease caused by Bovine Coronavirus (BCV). BCV is commonly transferred by animals during periods of stress, including shipping, parturition, cold weather, commingling or delivery to a backgrounding facility or feedyard. … Read More

Merck Animal Health Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Merck, sustainability

Merck Animal Health has launched a new app for Apple and Android. The Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an independent sustainability consultant. Data from peer-reviewed … Read More

FARM Program, Merck Offer Animal Health Webinars

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Health, Merck, National Milk, Uncategorized, Webinar

The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program , which is administered by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), has announced that it is teaming up with Merck Animal Health to offer a series of animal health webinars that will further build upon the strong partnership established last year between the Merck Dairy Care365 Program and the FARM Program. This decision … Read More

Merck & AAEP Present Equine Vet Scholarships

Lizzy SchultzAAEP, Animal Health, Equine, Merck, University, Veterinary

During this year’s American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, five veterinary students were the inaugural recipients of $5,000 scholarships through the Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation scholarship program. The following five students received the awards during the Dec. 7 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture during the AAEP Convention: Sarah Colmer, University of Pennsylvania Leanne Fowler, … Read More

Merck Animal Health Focuses on Feedlot Stockmanship

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Merck

Merck Animal Health is committed to supporting cattlemen in their efforts to make continuous improvements through its CreatingConnections™ Educational Series. The second module is now available and features leading cattle-handling experts who provide valuable insights on achieving excellent feedlot stockmanship. “In this video, our focus is on building the animal’s confidence and trust so that the cattle are willing to … Read More

Merck Talks Antibiotics & Producer Training

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Merck, NAFB, Vaccine

As the agriculture community came together during the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to share the latest information on their industry, the team behind Merck Animal Health was excited to discuss one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture: Antibiotic Stewardship. The first expert we heard from was Dr. Rick Sibbel, DVM, who currently heads up the … Read More