A New Year Means New Rules For Livestock Producers

gipsaThe new year means new rules for livestock producers in the U.S.  Effective January 1, 2017, a veterinarian must write a veterinary feed directive before a producer can buy antibiotics to be administered in feed or water.  Farm Foundation is working with the Animal Health Institute to help educate livestock producers about the changes.  Constance Cullman, President of Farm Foundation, explains the importance of the new regulations…
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Under the Veterinary Feed Directive, or VFD, issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a written order will be required before a feed company can mix medicated feed for sale to a livestock producer. As part of those rules, producers are required to have Veterinary Client-Patient relationship…
 
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She says the livestock industry is working hard to make sure producers are prepared for January 1…
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Farm Foundation, which started in the 1930’s as a non-partisan non-profit organization, seeks to help producers meet the challenges in food and agriculture.  The organization has hosted 12 webinars on the VFD and has more information available to producers online at www.farmfoundation.org/vfdrules.