Briefing Room

  • May 1, 2015
    press release

    Set up your calves for top performance this spring

    There any number of truths for ranchers, one being that everything you do has consequences beyond what you intend. Take, for instance, fall profits. Your paycheck from your weaned calves can depend heavily on decisions you make in the spring for both cows and calves, says Kevin Hill, DVM, technical services manager for Merck Animal Health. And cutting costs this spring may very well cut your profit next fall. On the other hand, a little money spent well now may pay handsome returns come weaning time....More
  • Apr 22, 2015
    press release

    It’s pest season; Take steps to protect your livestock

    Few things are more annoying than an insect buzzing around your ears. Until it bites you, that is. Now imagine a cloud of the little pests working on your cows and you can begin to understand the havoc that insect pests can inflict on your cattle and your profits. With normal to high insect pressure anticipated this spring and summer, experts at Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health suggest getting in front of those seasonal and year-round pest problems before they become an issue....More
  • Apr 16, 2015
    press release

    What 3 things should you look for in your cattle mineral?

    “Not all minerals are created equal, and it’s important to recognize the differences in minerals that are out there,” says Greg Eckerle, beef technical consultant with Purina Animal Nutrition. “Even though mineral nutrition is complicated, you can easily evaluate or ask questions about a few different elements of a mineral supplement.”...More
  • Apr 13, 2015
    press release

    Lallemand probiotics added to pre-harvest food safety production best practice document

    Everyone involved in the human food chain, from producers to processors and retailers, has a dog in the food safety fight. Assuring that the U.S. beef business continues to provide consumers with a safe, nutritious and flavorful eating experience every time is one of the most important tasks the industry can undertake....More
  • Apr 9, 2015
    press release

    Merck releases new cattle handling video

    In an effort to help cattle producers better understand cattle behavior and become better and more efficient cattle handlers, Merck Animal Health launched its CreatingConnections website recently. Now, Merck has updated the site with an educational video about cattle shipping and transportation....More
  • Apr 9, 2015
    press release

    DEWALT introduces portable, cordless stick & TIG welder

    Repair and maintenance chores on a ranch can often happen a long way from an electrical outlet. Ever had a welding job that was tough to get to, even with a portable generator? Everybody has. Now there’s a solution to that dilemma. DEWALT introduces its first Portable Stick & TIG Welder (DCW100K), which can be operated in cordless mode for maximum convenience or easily plugged into a 20 amp circuit or generator....More
  • Apr 3, 2015
    press release

    Applications open for AABP, AgriLabs continuing education grants

    “The gap between the number of veterinarians available to serve dairy and beef producers, and the actual need is increasing at an alarming rate,” says Steve Schram, AgriLabs president and CEO....More
  • Apr 2, 2015
    press release

    More options, models now available in John Deere 6 tractor lineup

    In an effort to offer a wider range of horsepower, frame sizes, transmissions, hydraulics and other options, John Deere has expanded its lineup of 6M and 6R Series Tractors for model year 2015....More
  • Apr 1, 2015
    press release

    MS Biotec releases second generation Lactipro Advance

    It’s the only product of its kind on the market and it’s been helping cattle feeders improve closeouts since 2010. “It” is Megasphaera elsdenii, a highly prolific lactic acid-utilizing bacteria, to aid in the transition from high forage to high concentrate diets.   ...More
  • Apr 1, 2015
    press release

    Zoetis offers funds for cattle health, production research

    Researchers and veterinarians have a month to apply for up to $150,000 in research funds provided by Zoetis through its 2015 Cattle Call research grant program. This program, started in 2012, supports researchers and veterinarians who perform valuable work to improve dairy and beef cattle health and productivity by offering up to $150,000 in research funding. About the 2015 Cattle Call Grant...More

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