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Zilmax Ban Raises Questions
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Aug 19, 2013 02:00 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Sales in the U.S. and Canada of feed additive Zilmax will be temporarily suspended, Merck & Company's animal health division announced Friday.

The announcement followed Tyson Foods Inc.'s move to suspend purchases of cattle fed Zilmax as of Sept. 6. The Tyson decision caused futures markets to spike Thursday, Aug. 8, but the long-term impact on prices depends on a number of variables, experts say. Markets closed xxx Friday.

"As far as real market impact, it's going to depend upon whether anybody follows suit," DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington said. "If Tyson's all alone out there, it's ...

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