Monday, August 19, 2013

Merck halts Zilmax sales

Live Cattle futures spiked early Friday before selling off, after Merck & Co. Inc. said that it was temporarily halting sales of Zilmax, a feed supplement that can help animals increase lean muscle.

It's thought that a cutback in Zilmax use could trim the supply of beef beginning this fall, although producers said they did not expect major changes.


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