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Are you ready to get started on the 2011 Photo Contest? Accelerated Genetics has two new themes for you to try your photography skills on. "Calves" and "In Their Environment." Gift cards awarded for top entries in both categories!

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Pfizer Inc. said June 8 it may sell its animal health and nutrition business in the next two years so it can focus on expanding its low-cost pharmaceuticals unit.

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A projected 92.3 million acres of planted corn should ease pressure on food prices heading into the second half of 2011, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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Merck’s animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced that effective June 29 it has begun using the new name, Merck Animal Health. It will be known as MSD Animal Health outside the U.S. and Canada.

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BinMaster Level Controls
has teamed up with Sprint on its BinView machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud-computing inventory management solution that allows businesses to monitor inventory in their bins, tanks and silos over the Internet. This web-based inventory management system provides bin level information on demand, combining BinMaster SmartBob level sensors and the Sprint wireless networks to make the data easily available via the Internet.

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0711pc_mckevitt_1State livestock officials across the country are handling a dramatic increase in cattle rustling investigations as prices continue to soar during a rough economy.

“Whether it’s a bad economy, greater drug usage, the price of cattle or anything else, a thief is a thief and there are more of them – in fact a tremendous increase – now in the rustling business,” said Larry Grey, director of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Ranger.

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