Archive for June 2012

Multimin Sponsors DocTalk

Multimin USA is sponsoring DocTalk with Dr. Dan Thomson as part of Multimin USA’s effort to bring the producers and their veterinarians closer together to benefit future beef production. DocTalk will be making house calls each week on RFD-TV at 4:30 pm EST on Mondays. Topics for the first 10 weeks include Trichomoniasis in cattle,…

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Merial Acquires Newport Labs

Merial has announced it has acquired Newport Laboratories, a leader in autogenous vaccines. This acquisition will enable Merial to expand its production animal business in the U.S. and optimize Merial’s product technology with Newport’s demand realization expertise.   

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NVD Pond System

Nankervis Enterprises recently introduced The NVD™ System to enhance channel and pond sediment control in feedlots. It is designed to deposit sludge/manure in conveyance channels before it reaches the ponds. The NVD™ system: reduces the frequency and related costs of pond dredging; decreases nutrient concentration in ponds; helps feedlot management adhere to state and federal…

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RCMR’s Bottom Line Analyzer

RCMR, Inc., manufacturer of the EZ Ration Hay Processor, announces the Bottom Line Analyzer program – available to use for FREE in analyzing a producer’s profit/loss margins. This new on-line program located on the web site www.ezration.com allows the producer to enter essential variables such as acres per cow, cost per acre, supplement feed costs,…

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Kuhn Fertilizer Spreader

The Kuhn Axis® 50.1 fertilizer spreader provides operators with high flow rates, precise material flow and accurate spreading and reduced spreading time for more profitable operation. A flow rate of up to 1,100 pounds per minute provides a high working rate of 500 pounds per acre when moving at 12 MPH due to the specially…

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Zuprevo from Merck

Merck Animal Health announces the US approval of ZUPREVOTM (tildipirosin) – a novel, new macrolide antibiotic for the management of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). ZUPREVO is indicated for the treatment of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni in beef cattle, and for the control of respiratory disease in cattle at high…

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Controlling Burdock

by Heather Smith Thomas To successfully control an undesirable plant, learn how it grows and reproduces. Mowing or spraying at the wrong time of year may be wasted effort and expense. You must attack it when it is most vulnerable. Burdock is a perfect example, according to Dr. Don Morishita, University of Idaho Professor of…

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Developing an Integrated Pest Management Plan

The science behind fly control has advanced dramatically in the last 40 years. A variety of products — both chemical and biological — used in conjunction with proper sanitation can help reduce the economic losses associated with these flying pests. Entomologists advise starting an integrated pest management (IPM) plan long before flies are active. Improved…

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Fly Control: Manure Clean-up a Key

comments by James I. Sprague Ph.D Livestock Nutritionist Even though we have excellent chemical agents to control flies, it turns out manure management is a key step for both feedlots and pastured cattle operations. Allen Carmichael owner/manager of CSA Feedlot at Leoti, Kansas confirmed their best tactic is cleaning the pens and selling the manure…

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Strategic Deworming: Time it Right

Planning Ahead Can Have a Positive Impact on Cow/Calf Health and Productivity by Jon Seeger, DVM, Veterinary Operations, Pfizer   Strategic deworming success is the result of precise timing. Once perfected, cow/calf producers can expect to see many benefits to their operations — not only in their wallets but in the health and productivity of…

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