DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54783BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.

There is one lot number involved in this recall: Lot # 2WS01717. The product was distributed between Jan. 19, 2017, and Feb. 2, 2017, and could have been purchased directly from ADM Animal Nutrition or through one of three distributors, including: Midwest Fertilizer, Inc. in Iola, Kansas, U.S.; CW Feeds in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. and Northtown Ace in Mountain Grove, Missouri, U.S.

ADM Animal Nutrition received reports from two customers claiming this feed may have resulted in death loss on their respective farms. The company immediately began investigating and initiated the recall upon receiving confirmation that the feed contained elevated levels of monensin due to a temporary breakdown in the packaging process, which has now been corrected. ADM has been in direct contact with the distributors involved in the recall, and all product has been removed from retail shelves. ADM also is working directly with the customers involved.

The lot number, 2WS01717, can be found at the bottom of the label. Click here to view an image of the label. 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, the company said. Please direct any customer inquiries to 800.217.2007.

ADM Animal Nutrition is a manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a range of products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients.