Daily Archives: September 22, 2009

Boehringer to Acquire Fort Dodge Assets from Pfizer

Boehringer to Acquire Fort Dodge Assets from Pfizer

Thebeefsite.com

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Fort Dodge Animal Health from Pfizer. The acquisition will strengthen Boehringer Ingelheim’s position as a vaccine supplier among the world’s top animal health companies.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  RUSH’S DESERTION TO THE DARK SIDE

Baxter Black, DVM:  RUSH’S DESERTION TO THE DARK SIDE

I felt a tremor in the earth . . . Rush Limbaugh joined the Dark Side. He is a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It was like finding out your brother is a cross dresser!

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Some Say US on Brink of Animal Care, Food Safety Disaster

Some Say US on Brink of Animal Care, Food Safety Disaster

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Animal agriculture’s perfect storm is looming. The production-animal veterinarian, now on the front lines of food safety, zoonotic diseases and pandemics, is leaving the business. And when those clinic doors shut, they may never open again.

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Birds can cause a huge loss of cattle feed.

Birds can cause a huge loss of cattle feed.

North Dakota State University

Feed is the single largest expense in raising cattle, whether it is for lactating dairy cows or dairy heifers, or in the feedlot.

An important way to control feed costs is managing the loss of feed that was delivered but never consumed. Depending on the feedstuff, feed shrinkage can account for 5 percent to 30 percent of the feed for a season.

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NFU Urges Support for Packers and Stockyards Act

NFU Urges Support for Packers and Stockyards Act

National Farmers Union

National Farmers Union and 54 agriculture organizations showed their support for independent producers today by signing an amicus brief filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in support of Wheeler v. Pilgrim’s Pride, a decision on appeal interpreting key provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act.

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How Much Corn Stover can a Corn Grower Pick?

How Much Corn Stover can a Corn Grower Pick?

Don Comis

USDA ARS

How much corn crop residue, or stover, can be removed for biofuels without harming soil? An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study of a 10-mile circle around the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus offers some clues.

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AMI Urges USDA To Allow Carcass Irradiation

AMI Urges USDA To Allow Carcass Irradiation

Thebeefsite.com

The American Meat Institute (AMI) is urging the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to move forward with the rulemaking process regarding its petition to allow electron beam irradiation (e-beam) to be applied to the surface of beef carcasses as a processing aid.

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