Recognition Program Announced
Dairy producers to be rewarded for judicious use of antibiotics
DULUTH, Georgia (July 11, 2017) — Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is launching the new Producers for Progress recognition program to salute dairy producers who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the well-being of their animals by using antibiotics judiciously.
Application forms are due Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, and can be found at Producers4Progress.com or by contacting your BI representative.
Producers for Progress reflects BI’s pledge to help protect the future of the industry. “Antibiotics are important to the well-being of cattle, but we have a responsibility to use them at the right time, at the proper dosage, for the appropriate length of time, and with veterinary oversight,” said Dr. Craig Jones, director, cattle professional services for BI. “We’re excited to acknowledge the efforts of dairy producers who play a vital role in using products judiciously to help prevent resistance and continue to provide a safe and wholesome food supply.”
Up to three dairy producers will be selected by an expert panel of judges to receive this recognition, based on the following selection criteria:
- Demonstrated understanding of and passion for judicious use of antibiotics
- Commitment to animal well-being
- Customer of at least one Boehringer Ingelheim mastitis product
The top producer, as determined by the judges, will receive a John Deere®Gator™ Basic Package XUV625i 4×4; the first place prize recipient will receive five pairs of Bogs® Rancher boots from Bogs Footwear; and an additional second place winner will receive 10 Udder Tech® milking aprons for their team.
“We are searching for dairy producers who believe in the importance of preventive medicine and health, and who use antibiotics for mastitis treatment judiciously,” added Dr. Jones.
Apply for Producers for Progress, or encourage a dairy producer you know to apply, by visiting Producers4Progress.com to fill out the online application form, or contact your local BI representative. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2017.
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