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Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is reintroducing to the United States market the Vista® vaccine line, which provides beef cattle veterinarians and producers with the most complete protection available against the most common and costly bovine respiratory and reproductive diseases.

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0211pc_marketreport_1Feeder cattle demand, trading activity, and price levels for the opening month of 2011 were all unprecedented with feeder cattle over 600 pounds trading $7 to $15 higher and calves under 600 pounds selling $13.00 to $18 higher than 2010’s closing markets. Market watchers basically ran out of superlatives to use in trying to describe January’s feeder markets; most are down to just saying that they never saw anything like it, but the reality is – no one has ever saw anything like it before.

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Casey Anderson, manager of the OX Ranch near Bear, Idaho, doesn’t measure the recovery of wolves in the same perspective as federal agencies, which follow merely the number of dens and pups.

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Economic demands on feed and oil, international monetary policy, and the growing segment of urban consumers were some of the themes presented at the Intermountain Rangeland Symposium, held Jan. 13 and 14 in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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011711_consultant.jpgThe Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) named Calvin Booker, DVM, M.Vet.Sc., of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, the 2010 AVC Consultant of the Year at the Winter Conference in Denver, Colorado, on Dec. 2. The award is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.

“Pfizer Animal Health is honored to sponsor this award and to recognize our peers,” says Gerald Stokka, DVM, president of AVC and senior veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health. “Dr. Booker is a deserving recipient who has contributed in many different areas of our profession.”

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