1 February 2006
Cattle feeders receive vital market information rapidly and conveniently through cell phones
Intervet Inc. announces the availability of Intervet Cattle Business Messaging (ICBM), a new service that delivers vital market information to cattle feeders through cell phone text messaging technology.
Cattle producers with cell phone service that includes text-messaging capabilities will receive current month fed-cattle futures market data three times a day – at market open; midday; and close of market, which also will provide the volume traded that day. Subscribers will be alerted when cattle cash trade occurs and when major breaking news relevant to the cattle industry happens.
“As quickly as the cattle market shifts, cattle feeders have a narrow window of time to capitalize on critical business decisions,” explains Jim Miles, Intervet Marketing Manager, Beef Cattle Performance Technology Products. “Intervet’s ICBM service relays important information to cattle feeders to help them make informed decisions in rapid-response time on important issues that affect the profitability of their businesses. ICBM, gives cattle feeders additional freedom to carry on through the workday with the security of knowing they have access to important, breaking news any time, any place, anywhere.”
The service will be activated March 1, 2006, and provided to qualified Intervet customers, compliments of Intervet – the manufacturer of Revalor®, Finaplix®, Vision®, Vista® and Safe-Guard® for cattle.
The data-management company Professional Cattle Consultants (PCC) will provide content. “PCC has a 30-year track record built on providing cattle feeders with information they can use to improve feeding performance and ultimately optimize the profitability of the feedyard,” says Miles. “As a company committed to being a business-solutions provider to cattle feeders, Intervet is proud to have a reputable partner in the business, like PCC, to deliver customers valuable information about their businesses and deliver it right into their hands.”
For more information on the service or how to subscribe, visit www.revalor.com
Intervet Inc. (www.intervetusa.com
) is an affiliate of Intervet International bv, one of the world’s leading animal-health companies and currently ranked third among global animal-health suppliers. The company is a leader in research and dedicated to the development, production and marketing of innovative, high-quality animal-health products, such as Vista™, Vision®, Once PMH® and NeoGuard® vaccines; Revalor® implants; and Safe-Guard® dewormer. Intervet International bv currently employs around 5,000 personnel and maintains a global distribution network of subsidiary companies and agents in 120 countries. Vista, Vision, Once PMH, NeoGuard, Revalor and Safe-Guard are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intervet Inc. or an affiliate.