Industry News

Cattle Health, Nutrition and Their Role in Implant Program Success

Help implant programs perform at greatest potential    Beef producers can help improve implant program success by prioritizing the health and nutrition of their cattle.    Cattle health can directly impact implant program results. Douglas Hilbig, DVM, Beef Technical Services veterinarian with Zoetis, has witnessed such cases firsthand. “I have seen instances where high-risk, unhealthy cattle come in and, unfortunately, are mismanaged. When an animal’s health is…

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Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery

North Dakota’s drought-stressed pastures, especially pastures stressed during  the fall of 2017, should receive special care this spring to help them recover  from the drought, North Dakota State University Extension Service grazing experts advise. “It is critical that these pastures are given adequate time to recover,” says  Miranda Meehan, livestock environmental stewardship specialist. “Grazing too  early in the spring can result in decreased total forage production…

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New Study Quantifies Animal Health Industry’s Economic and Social Contributions to the U.S.

Washington, DC, March 15, 2018 — A comprehensive new study, “The Economic and Social Contributions of the Animal Health Industry,” documents the value and role that the companies that produce animal medicines play in the US economy and beyond. The results are clear: in its work to improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals, the animal health industry contributes significant economic and…

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NCBA Hails Introduction of Bipartisan ACRE Act in U.S. House of Representatives

Bipartisan Bill Backed By 85 Original Co-Sponsors WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent 200,000 farms and ranches from being regulated as if they were toxic Superfund sites. The bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.), is known as the Agricultural…

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NCBA Applauds USDA’s Withdrawal of Organic Marketing Rule

WASHINGTON (March 12, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester today issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it is withdrawing its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule: “Common sense scored an all-too-rare victory in Washington, DC, today. Not only did USDA not have the legal authority to implement animal-welfare regulations, but the rule would have…

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