N&H TOP LINE: Cattle producers have time to prepare for VFD

Beef producers need to prepare for rollout of VFD regulations. ALSO: Steps for successful lambing season; dairy producers share automation tips.

At the recent Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Assn. Trade Show, Elanco provided information to help beef producers better understand and prepare to implement veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's new VFD rule for managing antibiotic use in livestock will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017, which means now is the time for producers to update their herd health plans. Elanco has developed informational resources about

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