The Minnesota-based agribusiness group announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire feed additive company Integral Animal Nutrition on Friday. Additional financial details of the deal were not released.
A new research center for beef cattle is taking shape in Elora, Ontario and is expected to expand options for research into cow nutrition, genetics, forage use, feedlot systems and livestock health and welfare.
EFSA found the available literature investigating the effects of the feed additive, zilpaterol, on animal health and welfare is limited but indicates a potential increase in mortality, heart rate, respiration rate and agonistic behavior in cattle.
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