“So far, we are on track,” project director Francine Moudry says with a broad smile.
All dairy cows and "22 to 70 percent of calves" receive antibiotics on dairy farms, admitted Robert D. Byrne, PhD, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs of the National Milk Producers Federation at Capitol Hill hearings about the overuse of livestock antibiotics in 2008.Christopher Cumo and Heidi Marttila-Losure at Dakotafire:
According to state epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger, the S.D. Department of Health reported 86 cases of staph infection resistant to the antibiotic methicillin (the bacterium is called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA) in 2012. North Dakota had 89 cases in 2011, the latest figures available on the N.D. Department of Health website.Monsanto not only greases South Dakota Republicans and SDSU, it has a cushy relationship with the US Food and Drug Administration, too.
Heifers continue to be donated to the program from all over the country, but especially from ranchers in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Oklahoma and Nebraska, according to Ty Linger, who ranches with his wife, Rosalie, near Miles City, Mont., the rancher who started the fundraising effort. Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) has donated about $150,000 in vaccine and other donations. [Sue Roesler, Farm and Ranch Guide]South Dakota's lack of environmental oversight has everything to do with offshore and out of state investors in economic development initiatives: little wonder the Big Sioux River is a sewer of biblical proportions.