FDA links Minnesota horse deaths to contaminated feed

· July 31, 2018

The FDA is investigating horse feed from a Minnesota co-op after six horses died from eating a single batch of the feed.  The feed is believed to contain monensin, an animal drug highly toxic to horses, even at low levels. On June 9, a farm in Minnesota began feeding its horses feed mixed by Gilman […]

Iowa State releases Livestock Crush Margin App

· January 3, 2018

Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk. That’s why it’s important livestock producers determine their crush margin. The crush margin, a term borrowed from the soybean processing […]

Alltech can now test for five more mycotoxins in feed

· November 7, 2017

Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges in feed is very important for farmers. Alltech, a world leader in mycotoxin management, now has the ability to test for over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed samples. With this new analytical capability, Alltech is able to not only detect […]

Cargill to acquire animal health company Diamond V

· October 24, 2017

Cargill has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety. This acquisition, which follows Cargill’s recent investment in Delacon, the global leader in natural, plant-based phytogenic additives, will give Cargill market-leading participation in the $20 billion […]

14 questions livestock producers should ask before buying feed

· September 7, 2017

With many Northern livestock producers buying hay and feed from outside the region due to drought, the North Dakota State University Extension Service and North Dakota Stockmen’s Association remind producers to heed with caution. “Hay, stover, and other feeds are coming from around the country, and the quality of those feeds can vary considerably,” NDSU […]

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