Veterinary Feed Directive

Changes made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could affect local livestock owners come January 2017. Local administrators of the Utah State University 4-H Extension are helping to spread the word that changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive will have significant impacts on how producers obtain feeds containing certain animal medications. Extension veterinarian Kerry Rood hopes to make the transition as smooth as possible for area livestock producers and veterinarians. “My worry is that come January, a producer will go to a feed store and not be able to obtain medicated feed that they have always used,” says Rood. Starting January 1st, 2017, someone must have a veterinary feed order from their veterinarian in order to purchase feeds containing certain medications. A public meeting has been scheduled to inform livestock producers, backyard animal enthusiasts, and veterinarians of the changes to the USDA Veterinary Feed Directive on Wednesday, July 27th from 1 to 3pm at the Western Park. To RSVP, contact Boyd Kitchen at 781-5452 or by emailing


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.