The Experts in Animal Health

Brakke Viewpoint January 21, 2022

Brakke Consulting View Point Almost back to normal.  That’s how a lot of people, including me, felt this week at the VMX veterinary meeting and expo in Orlando.  Attendance was down from non-COVID years, but still over 15,000 attended the conference and many...

Brakke Viewpoint January 14, 2022

Next week marks the return of VMX at its regularly scheduled time in January, as well as the return of the in-person Brakke Industry Overview. In these turbulent times, it pays to have as much information as possible about the current trends in our industry and what...

Brakke Viewpoint December 31, 2021

ANIMAL HEALTH NEWS & NOTES CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF INDUSTRY NEWS Wow – it’s hard to believe that 22 years has passed since we at Brakke decided that an industry-focused e-newsletter would be a good idea.  Our first newsletter was sent out in August of 1999 to about...

Brakke Viewpoint December 17, 2021

BRAKKE CONSULTING VIEWPOINT Last week we touched on some bumps on the road to 2022: the shortage of labor, falling labor productivity, and rising labor costs. We said would cover what this means, so let’s first start with the P&L. To keep profits climbing, animal...

Brakke Viewpoint December 10, 2021

BRAKKE CONSULTING VIEWPOINT We are hearing a lot about how hard it is to find workers in our industry. Seems like the Law of Supply and Demand is at work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that last week, initial jobless claims – a proxy for layoffs – fell...

Brakke Viewpoint December 3, 2021

The hot acquisition market in animal health seems to be continuing apace.  There have been over 130 acquisitions noted in our newsletter through November of this year – with another 5 in this newsletter alone – and there are no doubt some we have missed. Growth...

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