RECALL ALERT: Cattle feed contains toxic amount of monensin, reports of loss

Updated: Jun. 26, 2017 at 7:15 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A brand of cattle feed is under recall this morning after two reports of animals dying on farms.

The tainted feed is believed to be the 50 lb. Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24. The product contains elevated levels of monensin, beyond the recommended dose.

At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular issues and possible death.

There is one lot number involved in the recall: Lot # 2WS01717. The feed was distributed between January and February of this year and could have been purchased directly from ADM Animal Nutrition. Three distributors include: Midwest Fertilizer, Inc. in Iola, Kansas; CW Feeds in Wichita, Kansas and Northtown Ace in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

ADM Animal Nutrition says 2 reports have been made by customers claiming the feed may have resulted in the loss of cattle on each farm.

Customers who have purchased the recalled feed should immediately stop using it and return it to their distributor or directly to ADM Animal Nutrition for a full refund. Please direct any customer inquiries to 800-217-2007 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

About ADM Animal Nutrition

ADM Animal Nutrition is a leading manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a wide range of innovative products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a global leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition also offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients designed to provide leading-edge solutions, enabling our customers to meet and optimize animal health and nutrition goals. Learn more at

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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