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News and Events

Keep up on what’s happening at Leedstone and in the livestock industry.

Howard Lake, MN—Technology Measures, Mixes and Feeds these Cows

Summer, 2017—This edition of the Advisor from Munson Lakes Nutrition features the Scherber family of Morning Star Dairy near Corcoran, MN. The article discusses the nutritional value a Lely Vector is bringing to the dairy; the amount of fresh feed measured and automatically offered per day, and how it has affected their daily routine and their cows’ overall well-being.

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Goodridge, MN—Robots help keep family dairy together

May/June, 2017—Volts & Jolts newsletter from Red Lake Electric Cooperative published a feature story about dairy producers, Mike and Linda Hanson (Good-Vue Dairy) of Goodridge, MN. It highlights the family’s experience with their newly built robotic barn (September, 2016), complete with automated milking and feeding systems.

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Leedstone Now .pharmacy® (formerly Vet-VIPPS®) Accredited

March, 2016—Leedstone’s pharmacy renewed and updated their Vet-VIPPS® Accreditation. Later in 2016, the Vet-VIPPS® program is to be renamed, bringing approved online pharmacies to a .pharmacy® domain by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

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Leedstone Pharmacy is Vet-VIPPS® Approved

March, 2015—Leedstone’s animal pharmacy gained Vet VIPPS® accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). To be approved, pharmacies must meet or exceed strict criteria for being a safe and legitimate online pharmacy.

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VAN BEEK® Study Shows Efficacy of Optimum UTERFlush® on TPM

Toxic puerperal metritis in cows can result in decreased milk yield and reduced fertility, and ultimately an economic loss for your herd. VAN BEEK recently issued this press release regarding a study on the efficacy of Optimum UTERFlush, a certified-organic product, in treating TPM.

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Minnesota Board of Animal Health — Official MN ID Tags

May, 2014—Tracking animals and controlling disease in transported livestock, elk, deer and bison now rests on each state. The regulation requires any transported animal to wear an official state ear tag for identification purposes. Leedstone is named the exclusive distributor of Minnesota’s Official ID Tags, and can also provide for other states.

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New York Dairies and Robotics

April, 2014—Mike Krumboltz of Yahoo News carries forward a story from The New York Times about milking with robots. "Cow-milking robots make farmers, animals happier," takes you to a dairy northeast of Albany, NY, with Lely robotics milking equipment. It also contains a video from The New York Times about this dairy and a demo video from Lely showing some of their robotics equipment.

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Annual Dairy Technology (Robotics) Tour a Success!

March, 2014—Leedstone hosted their annual Dairy Technology (Robotics) Tour, visiting 3 farm families who recently added robotic milking systems and/or other automated equipment to their operations. The tour allows people from all walks of life to see, firsthand, how robotics work in the dairy industry. Read more about one of the participating farm families (the Janski’s) in this March 22nd Dairy Star article, From hired help to robot.

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The College of Veterinary Medicine Honors Tomsche Family in Profiles Publication

August, 2013—In May of this year, Grant Tomsche—son of Dan Tomsche, co-owner of Leedstone—became the 4th generation veterinarian in the Tomsche family. Profiles, a publication from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the legacy and inheritance of caring for animals and their veterinary profession.

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Stearns Veterinary Outlet and Pharmacy Announces New Name “LEEDSTONE”

April 9, 2013—Stearns Veterinary Outlet and Pharmacy is pleased to introduce their new name—Leedstone. The company has been planning some upgrades to enhance customer experience and business operations, and the name change is part of that process.

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