Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Merck Suspends Sales of Cattle Feed Additive

Merck Suspends Sales of Cattle Feed Additive

ABC

Merck is suspending sales of its cattle feed additive Zilmax in the U.S. and Canada while it studies a possible link between Zilmax and lameness in cattle.

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Improve, Don’t Reinvent, the Wheel

Improve, Don’t Reinvent, the Wheel

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

To be successful, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. However, improvements, like adding spokes to a wheel or tread to a tire, can always be made. That figurative tread is what can propel an operation forward by giving it stability and traction. Fifth-generation farmer and rancher Chris Cadle, Grant City, Mo., aims to do just that.

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Industry Keeps Its Cool Amid Zilmax™ Ban, Angus Defects

Industry Keeps Its Cool Amid Zilmax™ Ban, Angus Defects

Troy Marshall

BEEF

What a difference perspective makes. I say this because I believe that two events occurring over the last two weeks would have created – in an earlier time – widespread hysteria and, possibly, industry overreaction.

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Natural Resistance

Natural Resistance

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

Disease caused by Salmonella and E. coli can be life-threatening in calves. Bacterial contamination of food with these pathogens is also a human food safety issue responsible for many illnesses in the U.S. each year. For instance, pathogenic strains of Salmonella cause approximately 40,000 documented cases of foodborne illness annually.

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Insight: Some U.S. feedlots rue loss of ‘Vitamin Z’ Zilmax

Insight: Some U.S. feedlots rue loss of ‘Vitamin Z’ Zilmax

Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter

MSN

After nearly a decade of relying on weight-gain feed additives as a lifeline to survival, some of the 75,000 U.S. cattle feedyards that dot rural America in places such as Texas and the Great Plains, suddenly must do without the leading product Zilmax – nicknamed "Vitamin Z."

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Argentina to boost beef production with IUD that prevents pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhous

Argentina to boost beef production with IUD that prevents pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse

The Raw Story

An Argentinian veterinarian has designed a cheap and simple device that could revolutionize cattle husbandry on the pampas by preventing pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse.

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Number of Mexican cattle imported into US rapidly increasing

Number of Mexican cattle imported into US rapidly increasing

The Lawton Constitution

The number of Mexican cattle imported into the United States is rapidly increasing, according Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist.

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