How the omnibus spending package might impact your operation 

Text of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package was released this week. The Senate will vote and intends to pass the measure, leaving the House no time for changes before the Christmas holiday.


FDA approves revised
Micotil 300 labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revised labeling for Micotil 300 (tilmicosin injection) that addresses handling and administration. Human injection can lead to severe cardiac effects and death.



A season of giving: industry provides 200,000 meals to support hungry families – A total of 200,000 meals for families facing hunger have been donated to Feeding America by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) this holiday season through NAMI’s sponsors and the Protein PACT (People, Animals and Climate of Tomorrow).

New research adds context to diet recommendations, measures of colostrum and milk yield and calcium dynamics – Phibro continues to invest in research elucidating the mechanisms and the benefits of feeding a prepartum dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) strategy. Sometimes, this research stems from questions its sales team receives in the field and passes along to Phibro’s research team.

New research advances global understanding of dry land sustainability –  A new study published in the journal Science and led by Fernando T. Maestre of the University of Alicante, Spain, provides the first global field assessment of the ecological impacts of livestock grazing across drylands, surveying 98 dryland sites spanning six continents and representing a key advance toward understanding the global sustainability of these critical ecosystems.

CDFA accepting grant applications for climate research program – CLIM3ATE- RP will award competitive grants to California-based eligible entities for research projects aligned with California’s efforts to successfully implement climate-smart agriculture, with a direct focus on nutrient management and methane reduction from dairy and livestock operations.

Water resources bill reauthorized with a component that will impact producers – The WRDA is a biennial bill that was first set in stone in 2014 to allow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to implement water infrastructure projects and programs across the nation. By way of the WRDA, the Corps constructs and maintain ports, inland waterways, locks and dams.

US SHIC’s 2022 Progress Report details deliverables to safeguard swine health – US swine herd health is vulnerable to emerging domestic and international swine diseases, as the introduction of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in 2013 clearly revealed. African swine fever, as well as other foreign animal diseases, threaten today. Checkoff funding has given the Swine Health Information Center the opportunity to focus on emerging swine disease risk.

Remote water monitoring provides easy access to water management –  Driving to and from each tank to check water levels and tank conditions can take hours out of the day, resulting in wasted time on the road, increased labor costs and countless gallons of fuel burned. With these difficulties in mind, Ranchbot has developed reliable, remote water monitoring solutions that can be viewed anytime, anywhere from the palm of your hand.

NDSU feedlot school set for Jan. 18-19 – Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal healthcare suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, manure management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School.

The economic & social contributions of the animal health industry – A 2021 comprehensive analysis of the economic and social contributions of the animal health industry found the global animal health market is estimated to be $39.9 billion. The U.S. accounts for nearly one third of the global market (32.6%), generating an estimated $13.8 billion in sales in 2021.

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