Archive for August 2011

USDA Seeks comments on proposed rule animal disease traceability

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place. “Through the past two years, I have listened carefully to stakeholders throughout the country about how to reach effective…

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Innovacyn Inc – 3 Vetericyn products

Innovacyn Inc. announced the launch of three Vetericyn® products — a Pink Eye Spray, Teat Spray, and Umbilical, Navel and Udder Gel, all available in 16-ounce spray bottles. Vetericyn is a topical solution for the care of wounds, infections and irritations caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or spores. The no-rinse solution is steroid-free, antibiotic-free and…

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Norbrook Labs – New containers

Norbrook Laboratories, Ltd. announces the introduction of NEW containers for their popular Noromectin Pour-On brand of ivermectin.  The new 5-Liter and 2.5-Liter containers have easy-grip flanges on all sides to facilitate handling and is made of a denser polymer material that improves cap closure.  The new containers will continue to be supplied in a protective…

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Moly Manufacturing – Short yearling model silencer

Moly Manufacturing offers a new chute to the market that is customized for shorter yearling cattle. The NEW Short Yearling Model SILENCER Hydraulic Squeeze Chute includes 3½” lower dropbars for small cattle which allows for additional body access for lightweight cattle.

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Withstanding market volatility

By: Luke Schwieterman It seems the cattle market lately has been the victim of excess volatility from outside markets. At the time of this article being written, the Dow is down 400 points over worry that Europe’s banking problems may bleed over into the US banking system. Without political leadership, the world seems to be…

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Repurposing offers solutions for the industry

For ranchers and feedlot owners, creating an environment that is pleasant and simple for both owner and animal can often require creative thinking and a substantial investment. Fortunately, Repurposed Materials Inc. out of Denver, Colorado, is doing some of the creative thinking and now offers some solutions for the industry. This is done by sourcing…

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Are activists courting your employees

By: Don Tyler, Though the cases are somewhat rare at this point in time, extreme animal activist groups are infiltrating livestock operations. In a recent case an employee for “Mercy for Animals,” an “animal rights advocacy” group, got himself hired under false pretenses and admitted to participating in “abusive” behaviors while he was recording the…

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Feeding tactics after a drought

By: James I. Sprague After the drought of the summer of 2011, all cattle people, both ranchers and feeders, are searching for ideas to either “hang on” or “bail-out.” The challenge is not only the drought in the South and the Plains of the United States, but also the availability and cost of feed plus…

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Novus International – Mintrex chelated trace minerals

MINTREX® chelated trace minerals from Novus International, Inc., belongs to a new feed ingredient category. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) accepted this new feed ingredient definition July 31, during its 2011 Ingredient Definitions Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas.  MINTREX Cu, Zn and Mn supply the essential trace minerals copper, zinc and manganese.…

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Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson® is pleased to unveil the ‘Next Generation’ of axial combines. Simply put, the all-new Massey Ferguson 9500 Series Combines are the most productive and efficient combines ever offered from Massey Ferguson – providing greater power and capacity – designed to perform in even the most adverse crop conditions. The 9500 Series combines are…

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