Archive for March 2012

Growing Need for Forage

By: Jill Dunkel Current market and weather fundamentals are driving the cattle industry to new places every day. Input costs are increasing across all segments, which drives the question – what can be done differently but still produce a high quality product? Several industry experts are bringing forward the idea of extending the stocker phase…

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By the book – Red book offers safe disaster solutions

By: Terri Queck Matzie A feedyard can be a dangerous place. Most operations put a high premium on preventing work-related injury in ordinary, day-to-day operations. One feedlot has gone beyond that – to helping employees cope with unusual circumstances. Cargill Cattle Feeders – Bovina at Bovina, Texas, has a new disaster manual, known as the…

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Novartis – offers Nuplura PH

Novartis Animal Health announces the introduction of NUPLURA™ PH, a new vaccine for cattle that provides fast-acting protection against bovine pneumonia caused by Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica. M. haemolytica, formerly known as Pasteurella, is a highly transmissible bacteria and a leading cause of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex. Research has shown that M. haemolytica is present…

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Pfizer – Advocin

ADVOCIN™ (danofloxacin mesylate) is now available from Pfizer Animal Health — offering a cost-effective alternative for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). With a withdrawal time of just four days and a single 2 mL/100 lb. dose, ADVOCIN offers a convenient alternative for cattle veterinarians and producers treating BRD. “Pfizer Animal Health is excited…

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Bayer – Acquired KMG Chemicals Inc

Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division acquired the Animal Health business of KMG Chemicals, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: KMGB). This diversifies Bayer’s insecticides portfolio in the U.S., offering a broader range of actives and forms in addition to its current product portfolio that includes cattle ear tags, pour-ons, dusts, and farm hygiene premise sprays.

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Producer-investors may be closer to MF Global than they think

By: Lauren Caggiano MF Global was a commodity brokerage, trading house, and clearing house known for its handling of millions of transactions per year from agricultural commodity accounts. At any given time, it held billions of dollars worth of accounts. This is no longer the case, as the company declared bankruptcy on October 31, 2011.…

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