GFM Network News


Elanco gets EU’s conditional antitrust OK for Bayer deal

Approval calls for sale of Vecoxan brand, among others

Reuters/Staff — Elanco Animal Health secured antitrust clearance on Monday from the European Union to buy Bayer’s veterinary drugs unit, after pledging to sell some products to address competition concerns about the US$7.6 billion deal. The European Commission said the companies will sell either Elanco or Bayer’s products or those in the pipeline, including licenses, […] Read more

A fistulated cow used for research and examination of rumen contents.

Feeding wheat to cattle without causing acidosis

Lethbridge Research Centre finds feed wheat can make up half of a ration if specific management techniques are used

Most feed wheat in North America goes into poultry or swine as rations, as feedlot operations are reluctant to use large quantities because wheat ferments considerably more rapidly in the rumen than corn or barley. This increases the risk of ruminal acidosis, which can compromise the well-being and productivity of cattle. But new research from […] Read more