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The corn market has been the “poster child” for the sharp increase in agricultural commodity prices that began last summer and extended into the spring of 2011. Higher corn prices were driven by a combination of shortfalls in crop production, including the U.S. corn crop, and strong demand.

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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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050911_animart_fittingdemoANIMART, Inc. will host beef and dairy cattle fitting and showmanship demonstrations for all youth at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, for beef showmen and Tuesday, May 24, for dairy showmen.

All youth are invited to these complimentary, hands-on workshops intended to help teach youth about the art and techniques of proper animal care, including grooming and showing. This will help to achieve high placings with their 4-H and FFA livestock at summer shows.

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