AFBF Launches Conversations on Animal Care Initiative

WASHINGTON D.C., July 23, 2008 — To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals in the production of meat, milk and eggs, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. Conversations on Animal Care is a comprehensive effort that supports farmers and ranchers who are eager to engage consumers in a positive dialogue …

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Introduces Onset(TM) 5 IN Vaccine

MILLSBORO, Del. (July 28, 2008) – Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces the availability of Onset 5 IN, the first intranasally administered, five-way modified-live virus (MLV) vaccine for healthy cattle 3 to 8 days and older. Onset 5 IN is designed to stimulate at the site of infection an immune response to Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD) Type 1 and Type 2, Infectious …

Study Shows That Parasite Control Pays

DULUTH, Ga — July 17, 2008 (AgNewsWire) — In hard economic times, cutting corners can become a rule instead of an exception. As the cattle industry faces rapidly rising input costs, producers should make every dollar count. According to a recent study from Iowa State University,1 one place producers cannot afford to cut is in their parasite control program. The …

UC-Davis Livestock Producer Survey

(DAVIS, CA, 5-Sep-07 – AgNewsWire) In the wake of the recent foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the UK, researchers at the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) at UC Davis, are calling upon livestock producers to participate in an online survey. The goal of the survey is to collect information for a computer simulation model that will help predict …

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Final Day

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) (Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) The final day of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Thursday, August 30 looked at the future for traceability and wrapped up the event. Included in this document are three of the day’s concluding presentations. http://www.animalagriculture.org/id/IDINFOEXPO2007/index.htm Full Release

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO – Bruce Knight

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) (Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Included in this document are links to today’s presentation by Bruce Knight, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, an interview with Knight by Cindy Zimmerman on his major points, and several photos. A summary of Mr. Knight’s remarks will be available at www.animalagriculture.org on Friday. One final media …

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Day Two

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Day two of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Wednesday, August 29 featured sessions on Practical Solutions in Place Today, Where Will Technology Take Us?, Creating Value From Traceability, and Gaining Production Efficiencies. The following are links to photos and audio interviews from the second day of the program. All interviews were conducted by Cindy Zimmerman. …

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Day One

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Day one of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Tuesday, August 28 featured sessions on Foot and Mouth Disease, as well as the current status of North American Traceability Programs. The following are links to photos and audio interviews from the first day of the program. All interviews were conducted by Cindy Zimmerman. Power Point presentations …

ID/INFO EXPO 2007

(Bowling Green, KY – AgNewsWire) The ID/INFO EXPO 2007 is where traceability needs intersect for the animal agriculture industry. That includes animal health, country of origin labeling (COOL), food safety and consumer demand – all rolled into one jam-packed two-day session August 28-30 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. “ID/INFO EXPO was an effort that the National …

NIAA Annual Meeting – Symposium

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting in Sacramento this week featured a symposium titled “Impacts of Animal Production Safety Practices on the Food Supply.” Included in this release are links to audio interviews, photos and power point files from presenters at the symposium. All audio interviews are 96 kpbs mp3 files and can be downloaded from the link. …

UC Davis Study to Protect US from Foot and Mouth Disease

DAVIS, CA- The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, has launched a nationwide research study aimed at protecting the livestock industry from the devastating consequences of foot-and-mouth disease. Livestock producers throughout the nation are asked to participate in an online survey to gather data on animal movements and husbandry …

Merial Unveils Convenient Coccidiosis Prevention and Treatment

DULUTH, Ga. — Nov. 14, 2006 — (AgNewsWire) Merial, the maker of CORID® (kor’ id) (amprolium), today announced that the product will soon be available as an in-feed formulation, making prevention and treatment of coccidiosis (kok sid ee oh’ sis) even easier for beef and dairy producers. The new in-feed formulations can be blended with feed or used as a …

GLOBAL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT NAMED FIRST INTERIM ANIMAL TRACKING DATABASE PROVIDER FOR NAIS

Schering-PloughKENILWORTH, N.J., August 4, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Global Animal Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has named the company as an interim animal tracking database participant for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). USDA administered an independent review of Global Animal Management’s Animal Tracker program, and has reported the system meets all requirements for participation in the interim/development phase.
Global Animal Management will utilize its Animal Tracker program to feed data into the USDA’s information system when animal health officials are responding to an animal disease. This will allow those beef and dairy producers already using the company’s TRI-MERIT™ age, process and source verification program to easily become participants in the animal tracking component of the NAIS when they choose to do so. Since the NAIS is a voluntary program, TRI-MERIT users will decide if they want their animals’ movement records considered for inclusion on a disease traceback investigation. USDA will only request movement records from participating ATDs when an animal disease of concern has been confirmed. (Full Release)

Merial Stands Behind Cattle Gain with IVOMEC Plus Challenge

MerialDULUTH, Ga., April 18, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – Merial announces the return of a program that encourages producers to put a spring deworming program to the test. The IVOMEC Plus (ivermectin/clorsulon) Challenge gives producers in eight states a firsthand look at the benefits of treating cattle for parasites in the spring, including liver flukes, this spring.