NEWS & BLOG
Manure is a valuable fertilizer source; why not make the most of it? Let’s start off with the basics; What is MTM? More Than Manure Nutrient Manager is a manure fertilizer manager formulated for all manures and litters, liquid or dry. MTM is the only manure fertilizer manager proven to reduce phosphorus lock-up and nitrogen loss from volatilization, leaching, and denitrification. More
For all of you planning on attending the Iowa Power Farming Show (2/2-2/4), make sure you chat with our equipment specialists at booths 1042 & 3208! Plus, if you pre-register (http://iowapowershow.com/attendee-registration/) you will receive $5 off your admission! Won’t be able to make it to the show? No worries, stop by our showroom to see our featured equipment!
The following is a press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Des Moines- New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified Iowa manure applicators.
“Applicators can still complete training in person, watch a video at a county Extension office or take a test at a DNR field office, and mail a check in to pay their certification fees, just as they always have,” said Gene Tinker, DNR animal feeding operations coordinator. “But, we’ve added the convenience of training at home or in the office.“That gives them many options, allowing applicators to take training, pay fees or print their certificates via an online system, or use any combination of traditional and online services,” Tinker added.
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) ushers in a new era of transparency. The federal Veterinary Feed Directive means the days of no records and verbal treatment protocol are gone. Now, as we move into the VFD, a veterinarian is going to have to make a FDA accessible record of what drug is authorized to be used for treatment. In follow-up, the FDA may go to any site that a VFD copy is at and investigate how it was used.
It has been several months now since Chipotle restaurants announced that they would be the first to completely eliminate GMO food from its menu. A move that outraged folks like you and me who strive to constantly improve ourselves, our yields, and the food we grow through better technology. As terrible as it sounds, I got satisfaction reading the articles coming out about the E. Coli outbreaks at Chipotle. Not that I am happy people are getting sick but because non-GMO does not equate to “safer” food.
With the new year, our Feed Ingredients Division has added a few new Diamond V products to our lineup; SmartCare and NutriTek.
SmartCare is a natural nutritional health product for use with all types of pre-weaning liquid calf diets that can be used in milk replacers or whole milk. SmartCare consists of proven Diamond V functional metabolites and new fermentation metabolites with enhanced antioxidant capacity. These components work together to support calf immunity, health, and performance by: