Farm Foundation Forum Set for Jan. 20

Jamie Johansen

The Farm Foundation Forum will take place January 20, 2016 and focus on the issue of antibiotic use in both humans and animals. If you have an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media, the Farm Foundation encourages you to attend. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation to Hold Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

John Davis

Antimicrobial stewardship is of vital interest to the livestock industry. That’s why our friends at Farm Foundation will hold a free, national summit highlighting policy, education and economic issues surrounding the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals Jan. 20-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. A collaboration of Farm Foundation, NFP, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Farm Foundation, Livestock

Combating Emerging PRRS Strains

Jamie Johansen

Researchers are constantly learning more about the the evolution of PRRS. During the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) PRRS session at the North American PRRS Symposium, Dr. Mike Murtaugh, University of Minnesota, shared characterizations of new emerging strains of the PRRS virus. “We found from looking at a large amount of data from farms and systems sequencing viruses and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

BIVI Panel Shares PRRS Control Info

Jamie Johansen

The principles of PRRS control are practiced throughout high-volume swine areas. During Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.’s (BIVI) session at the recent North American PRRS Symposium, Area Regional Control (ARC) coordinators took the stage to share how they apply the tools and their approach to coordinated disease control. Dr. Erin Lowe, BIVI, is no stranger to utilizing ARC and crunching the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Planning Ahead for PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Our nation’s Windy City hosted the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium and Boehringer Ingelheim hosted a session on “Combatting the Latest PRRS Cycle.” Dr. Bill Hollis, Carthage Vet Services, was one of the speakers who focused on the production side of PRRS and explained key field experiences used in control and management with one of the newest PRRS strains, 174. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Merck’s Commitment to Future of Ag

Jamie Johansen

For Merck Animal Health, the 88th National FFA Convention wasn’t about teaching students about their products, they focused on where students get their information about science, food and agriculture. I spoke with Merck’s Jim Miles, marketing manager for the fed cattle business, in their booth to learn more about their commitment to the future of agriculture. “It’s making them realize …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Merck

New Ad Exposes Chipotle’s “Burrito Disguise”

Kelly Marshall

A full-page ad ran in the New York Post last week highlighting the Center for Consumer Freedom‘s Chubby Chipotle campaign.  The ad exposes Chipotle’s “healthy” burritos as 1,500 calorie meals.  The ad also points out that in addition to their Burrito Disguise, Chipotle is also facing a class-action lawsuit for alleged violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. “Chipotle …

Advertising, Ag Group, Animal Health, Food, GMO, Sustainability

The Prevention vs. Treatment Game

Jamie Johansen

Evaluating the performance of a pig is a key element in good health management. Enteric Technical Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedia, Inc. (BIVI), Jessica Seate, said the best thing a producer can do is become an investigator. Finding a diagnosis with your vet before you make changes to your protocol should be the first thing producers do. I sat down …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Pig Performance in New Antibiotic World

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. hosted media in St. Paul, MN this weekend to talk about how proven prevention drives the use of less antibiotics. Dr. Mike Eisenmenger, Swine Vet Center, spoke on how to drive pig performance in today’s world of antibiotic usage. “Instead of just saying our overall goal is to use less antibiotics at all costs, we are …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine