Industry News

Published on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:55pm

 Industry News

 Cargill Expands Feed-Through Dewormer Offering with Launch of NutreBeef® Safe-Guard® Dewormer Mineral (Medicated)

  Deworming doesn’t have to be hard on you or your cattle with new NutreBeef® Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Dewormer Mineral (Medicated) now available from Nutrena® dealers nationwide.
In one easy-to-use package, NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral combines the proven efficacy Safe-Guard® from Merck Animal Health with a high quality, free-choice mineral formula from Cargill Animal Nutrition.
“NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral is extremely convenient,” said Anna Taylor, Ph.D., Beef Technical Specialist. “Simply replace your regular mineral with the dewormer mineral for three to six days when it’s time to deworm. When the medicated mineral has been consumed by your herd, return to your existing mineral program.”

 Safe-Guard goes directly into the gastrointestinal tract to attack the energy metabolism function of internal parasites. It is unique in that, once ingested by the parasite, it cannot be excreted. This means even if cattle only consume a partial dose of the medicated mineral daily, the Safe-Guard will accumulate in the parasite until it reaches the lethal dose.

 “We’re excited to partner with Cargill to offer producers this option for herd parasite control,” said Harold Newcomb, DVM, Merck Animal Health Technical Services. “Safe-Guard dewormer has been proven 95 percent effective in feed-through forms1 killing internal parasites right where they live – in the gut. By deworming in the pasture, NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral eliminates the stress, risks and financial impacts of handling cattle.”

 Internal parasites eat at profitability. According to a study from Iowa State University, decreases in gain and reproduction in non-dewormed cattle can result in financial losses up to $190 per animal.

 “A timely deworming program should be part of every producer’s herd health protocol,” said Taylor. “The labor often associated with deworming, such as running cattle through a chute becomes irrelevant with NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral. Producers can ensure their cattle are getting the internal parasite control they need without requiring additional labor.”

 For more information on NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral, or to find a Nutrena® dealer near you, visit or call 1-844-889-7712.

 Consult your veterinarian for assistance, diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.

 RESIDUE WARNING: Cattle must not be slaughtered within 13 days following last treatment. For dairy cattle, there is no milk withdrawal. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.  

Priefert’s New Product Line
Article and photos provided by Priefert

Hay  and  Grain  Feeder  (HGF)  
Priefert’s  single  horse  Hay  and  Grain  Feeder  features  a  welded  metal  hay  rack  over  a  feed  tub,  making  it   ideal  for  feeding  hay  and/or  grain.    The  sides  of  this  sturdy  feeder  are  constructed  from  18  galvanneal   gauge  sheet  metal,  while  the  inside  of  the  feeder  is  constructed  from  16  gauge  galvanneal  material.    
Convenient  mounting  brackets  allow  you  to  hang  the  feeder  from  up  to  2”  OD  tubing  or  lumber,  making   it  the  perfect  feeder  for  use  in  paddocks,  pastures,  and  more.    The  Architectural  Grade  Powder  Coat   Finish  helps  the  product  to  resist  rust,  scratches,  and  fading  to  add  years  of  life  to  your  investment.

Pasture  Horse  Feeder  (PHFH)  
Priefert’s  Pasture  Horse  Feeder  with  Hay  Rack  is  ideal  for  feeding  horses  in  pastures  or  paddocks. The feeder  features  a  hay  rack  over  a  durable  double  tub  poly  liner  with  a  10.5”  pan  depth,  making  this   feeder  a  great  option  for  feeding  both  hay  and  grain.    The  Architectural   Grade  Powder  Coat  Finish  helps  the  product  to  resist  rust,  scratches,  and  fading  to  add  years  of  life  to your  investment.

Weather  Vane  Feeder  (WVF2)  
Priefert’s  Weather  Vane  Feeder  is  ideal  for  pasture  use  with  cattle.    The  molded  plastic  feed  tub  rotates   with  the  wind  to  protect  minerals  from  the  weather.    The  durable  tub  has  features  2  bins  with  a  total  feed  capacity  of  25-30  pounds.    The  tub  is  designed  to  tolerate  extended  exposure  to  harsh  UV  rays  from  the  sun  and  to  withstand  freezing  temperatures  down  to  -40°F. The  53”  wide  steel  base  is  designed  to  stand  up  to  the  wear  and  tear  of  pastured  cattle. The  Architectural  Grade  Powder  Coat Finish  helps  the  product  to  resist  rust,  scratches,  and  fading  to  add  years  of  life  to  your  investment.