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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Aug 16, 2013 01:19 PM CDT

The Zilmax story continues to grow as fast as a pen of steers ingesting the eponymous feed additive several weeks before slaughter.

Smart market reporters would probably wait until more smoke clears before suggesting any meaningful explanation and wisdom. Regretfully, intelligence has never stopped me before.

Merck's animal health division announced Friday morning that it will temporarily suspend sales of Zilmax in the U.S. and Canada. The suddenly controversial growth-promoter has been pulled off the market only days after Merck unveiled plans for a new quality control program to ensure the popular weight-adding drug is properly used.

Those plans included ...

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