Current Progressive Cattle digital edition

Mintrex® chelated trace minerals, from Novus International, Inc., belong to a new feed ingredient category.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) accepted this new feed ingredient definition July 31, 2011, during its 2011 Ingredient Definitions Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas.

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0911pc_vanbeek_1Van Beek Natural Science has introduced Optimum UterFlush, an organic product for reproductive care in beef and dairy cattle.

Optimum UterFlush is administered intrauterine post-calving to help restore the cow’s uterus back to normal as quickly as possible.

It can be given immediately after calving or later on when problems arise.

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0911pc_2ez_1GoBob Pipe and Steel’s 2EZ Bale Mover is a “never get out of your vehicle” trailer capable of loading, hauling and dumping bales up to 2,500 pounds up to six at a time with only a truck or tractor.

Now the 2EZ Bale Mover is available with a hydraulic bumper pull that works interchangeably with tractor or pickup to speed loading and improve ground clearance over previously available attachment options.

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Argentina and China have completed sanitary agreements needed to start exports of beef from the South American country, wrapping up negotiations kicked off late last year, according to Argentina’s agriculture ministry.

The agreement also opens China’s markets to Argentine corn, wine, biofuels and barley, the agriculture ministry said.

China’s agriculture minister visited Argentina in November and pledged to work toward opening up the Chinese market to the Argentine farm goods.

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ORIgen announces the opening of the director of sales and marketing position. After compiling the strongest first two quarters of sales and service in the history of the company, ORIgen has begun a comprehensive search for a director of sales and marketing to lead the continued growth and expansion of sales. Candidates for the position will need to have strong management skills and experience, a solid understanding of the databases of the Angus, Hereford, Red Angus and Simmental breeds and good command of the entire picture of the beef industry.

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