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Tyson Foods said Monday that its second-quarter earnings were flat compared to last year, as higher feed costs offset improving demand and higher meat prices.

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 Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. plans to raise menu prices, the latest in a stream of companies saying they will pass along higher costs for the ingredients in their products.

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Producers facing flooding and tornado damage need to be on guard for symptoms that cattle have ingested metal storm debris, or for the development of the bacterial infection blackleg.

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Pfizer Animal Health is helping veterinarians in areas affected by Texas wildfires assess and treat affected cattle through a new voucher program.

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Pfizer Animal Health
and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) are now accepting applications for the 2011 AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.

The AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships are funded through a unique partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealers. Scholarships are awarded to beef and dairy veterinary students to help offset the cost of veterinary school. In 2010, 29 students each received $5,000 scholarships through the AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund, for a total of $145,000 in awards.

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North West Labs in Jerome, Idaho, is now doing business as AgSource Laboratories. One of the most comprehensive agricultural testing organizations in the U.S., AgSource Laboratories operates out of seven locations across the country, including: Jerome, Idaho; Umatilla, Oregon; Lincoln, Nebraska;  Ellsworth, Iowa; and Menomonie, Stratford and Bonduel, Wisconsin.

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