Ready or not, the new FDA Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) begins to go into effect on October 1, 2015, but full implementation is not complete until December 2016. Actually the VFD is not new. The original document was published in 1996. The new directive is expanded and further regulates the use of medically important antibiotics. These antibiotics are those deemed important in human health. Many common over the counter drugs used on farms fall under this category and are listed below. Antibiotics not designated as medically important do not fall under the directive. This would include antibiotics such as Bovatec and Rumensin.
Krone North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Lynn as Vice President, Parts and Service reporting to Tommy Jones, Krone North America President and CEO. In this position, Lynn will manage a team focused on technical support, warranty, parts planning, warehousing and logistics.
Mild Cheddar cheese entries made in three Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) facilities in Iowa and Wisconsin dominated their category at the 13th Annual World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Products Contest held in Madison, Wis.
Pennsylvania dairy farmers saw milk income over feeds costs (IOFC) improve again in September, with a milk price increase surpassing rising feed costs, according to the latest Dairy Outlook report from Jim Dunn, Penn State University dairy economist.
Federal lawmakers passed a continuing resolution funding the government through Dec. 11, 2015 at fiscal year (FY) 2015 levels. Among the programs receiving FY 2016 funding is the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy (LGM-Dairy) program.