Livestock Technology

Hubbard Feeds eases VFD order process


VFD documentation… where do you start? Hubbard Feeds and their dealers have recently partnered with GlobalVetLINK (GVL) to help producers prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that will occur January 1, 2017.

GVL’s complete VFD system, FeedLINK, provides feed distributors and dealers with a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant online software platform to manage all VFDs, letters of acknowledgement or acknowledgements of distribution (AODs), and related information in a single, secure account.

“Being able to manage and archive all VFD documents is critical for Hubbard Feeds and the feed dealers we work with to efficiently fulfill orders and communicate with customers,” said Lori Stevermer, marketing specialist, Hubbard Feeds. “We are working closely with the staff at GlobalVetLINK to make our dealers aware of the advantages of using FeedLINK for VFDs which will allow them to conveniently and efficiently handle the VFD changes coming on January 1st.”

Through FeedLINK, feed distributors, mills and dealers receive digital VFDs immediately from GVL subscribing veterinarians. They can also upload digital copies of paper VFDs, emailed or faxed VFDs, and letters of acknowledgement or AODs from other distributors. All VFD-related records are maintained in the feed distributor’s secure 21 CFR Part 11 compliant account for a minimum of two years, and FeedLINK notifies all stakeholders as VFDs near expiration.

Hubbard Feeds, is a division of Ridley, Inc., an Alltech company.

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