Sales Pro 2017: Coming Again Like Ground Hogs Day

mark-nibloPost written by Mark Niblo, Marketing Director at Durvet | Long Distance Runner | Iowa by Birth-Kansas City by Choice

Summer is fast approaching and once again Durvet is in full preparation for our annual get-together we call Sales Pro.

I’ve been at this for so long that it’s beginning to feel like I’m in the movie “Groundhog Day”.

The good part is I feel we’ve refined it each year to make it better and do everything we can to avoid mistakes. The 2017 meeting is in the Mile “High” city of Denver.  Temptations aren’t new for conventions or sales meetings, but this site offers some unique ones that a few years back wouldn’t have even been considered.

(HEADS UP: If you read no more of this blog, please skip to the end and read point #1 under other tidbits….maybe even a couple of times.)

This event is our company’s gathering of staff, top vendor partners and the best distributor sales professionals in the animal health industry. I’ve witnessed and participated in many things over the last 17 years that have provided me with some great learning experiences. Some good, some bad, but many worth sharing and so I hope this information will help you and others who plan to attend Sales Pro this year. Continue reading “Sales Pro 2017: Coming Again Like Ground Hogs Day”

Fly Control 101: Barn and Land Management Tactics

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

Flies! Flies! Flies!

Everyone struggles with these pesky insects, causing frustration not only to us but also to our beloved animals.

House flies may not bite but are major carriers of disease and a cause for concern. Every horse and every owner know the distinct sound of horse flies or deer flies putting everyone on edge. Creating a plan of action before a swarm of flies appears will keep everyone happy this summer. Continue reading “Fly Control 101: Barn and Land Management Tactics”

“Should we hatch chicks again this year?”

By Rick Mesz, Operations Manager

It’s that time of year again.  My wife says, “Should we hatch chicks again this year?”  This is an opportunity she discovered over 10 years ago when our oldest was still in preschool.  Now she’s in high school and driving.

But I have 4 daughters and the youngest has taken over the helm of the chick hatching project.  I respond, “I don’t care, but I don’t want anything to do with being responsible for any aspect of the chicks.”

So my wife, Debbie, confirms the girls are up for hatching again and fills out the paperwork to send it off to the University of Missouri extension office to be a participant. Continue reading ““Should we hatch chicks again this year?””

Product Spotlight: Show Ease

ShowEaseShow Ease

  • 30 ml tube/Multidose tube
  • Ideal for those showing livestock or handling animals in stressed conditions.
  • Helps animals manage stress and focus without causing drowsiness or loss of performance. Contains Suntheanine® L-Theanine & Colostrum Tranquility Peptide Complex™
  • Starts to work in as little as 45 minutes, lasts up to 4 hours. Multidose tube for multi-species. Easy to give on the go.
  • Use anytime during showing, shipping, training or stress.
  • For use on cattle, calves, sheep, goats and swine.

Two related Durvet products:

Vitamins & Electrolytes for Livestock
Durvite-5lb
DurVite Conditioning Supplement

Product Spotlight: Durazyme Paste

DurazymeDurazyme Paste 15 Gram

  • 15-gram tube single dose
  • Ideal for cow and calf producers.
  • Economical, easy to use, non-medicated
  • For use as a colostrum supplement, and as an aid in fighting disease, minimize intestinal infections and enhances appetite and digestion.
  • Stressed calves become more active and vigorous. Increases gut microflora.
  • Administer at the first sign of diarrhea or loose stool.
  • For use on newborn beef and dairy calves. For best results, use within 24 hours of birth.

Two related Durvet products:

Durazyme Powder for Calves
Formula 911

Product Spotlight: DuraStat

DuraStatDuraStat

  • 100-gram jar/Makes 25 gallons of drinking water
  • Ideal for anyone raising chickens
  • Contains oregano, sage, rosemary, and cinnamon for energy to stimulate water intake and appetite. Oregano has natural antioxidants that help keep your flock healthy.
  • Antibiotic Free. Easy to Use – 1 scoop per gallon of drinking water.
  • All Natural
  • Use anytime during disease conditions, shipping, weather change or stress.
  • For use on all classes of poultry.

Two related Durvet products:

Vitamins & Electrolytes for Poultry
Probiotics Daily for Poultry

Product Spotlight: Calm Balance

Calm-BalanceCalm Balance

  • 30 ml tube/Two doses per tube
  • Ideal for those showing livestock or handling animals in stressful conditions.
  • Helps manage stress and focus without causing drowsiness or loss of performance. Contains Suntheanine® L-Theanine & Colostrum Tranquility Peptide Complex™. Test Free.
  • Starts to work in as little as 45 minutes and lasts up to 4 hours. Easy to give on the go.
  • Use anytime during showing, shipping, training or stress.
  • Can be used for all classes of horses.

Two related Durvet products:

Vitamins and Electrolytes for Livestock
Durvite-5lb
Durvite Conditioning Supplement