Industry News

Risk Assessed Marketing Workshops for Ag Producers Planned

By: Mary Lou Peter   MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host two Risk Assessed Marketing Workshops to help agricultural producers navigate the uncertain business climate linked to volatile crop prices and the lack of a new Farm Bill. The workshops will be Nov. 20-21, 2013 in Manhattan and Feb. 26, 2014 in Scott City. “The lack of a new Farm Bill leaves questions unanswered for…

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NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan 21-22

North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center will hold its annual NDSU Feedlot School on Jan. 21-22, 2014. This intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing. "The resources are here to establish and operate cattle feeding operations that are very competitive…

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Managing Bovine Respiratory Disease Starts with the Veterinarian

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 31, 2013 — Most in the beef industry know there is no “typical” case of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). And with the number of variables that can impact cattle health — weather, stress and genetics among them — it’s very important for producers to work with their veterinarian to develop a BRD management program that can help bring consistency to their operation.…

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FDA issues proposed rule to help ensure the safety of food for animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at improving the safety of food for animals. This proposed regulation would help prevent foodborne illness in both animals and people and is open for public comments for 120 days. The proposal is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s larger effort to modernize the food…

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Report: Merck works to bring Zilmax back to market

Amid a cloud of uncertainty since Merck pulled Zilmax off the market in August, a company spokesperson said this week that it has plans to resume sales of the beta-agonist after it completes an audit of how the product is used. According to an article from Reuters, a Merck spokeswoman said she could not speculate on when the sales will resume, but she did indicate the…

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