Changes Happening In March 2022


  • BioZyme will be launching two new products featuring ClariFl
    • Sure Champ® Extreme with ClariFly® available March 15,2022,  a pelleted, daily supplement with the Amaferm® advantage for show cattle and pigs that can be top-dressed or mixed in the ration to promote appetite and digestive health. Includes technologies designed to help support animals during elevated temperatures and in control of horn, face, stable and house flies in their larval stage.
    • VitaFerm Conserve® CTC 3G with ClariFly® available March 1, 2022, an economical vitamin and mineral supplement for beef cattle that supports the health and condition of the whole herd. Includes the Amaferm® advantage to optimize nutrient digestion and absorption while the vitamin and mineral pack preserves cattle performance. Includes CTC for the control of Anaplasmosis and ClariFly to stop horn, face, stable and house flies in their larval stage.


  • To increase palatability of our DuraFerm® Sheep Concept•Aid® HEAT® we are working on a new and improved version that will be released soon.


  • Many organizations we work with today are experiencing volatility in the market. The information is built on market data from public sources and Freight quote by C.H. Robinson’s information advantage, based on our experience, data and scale. Please use these insights to stay informed, make decisions designed to mitigate your risk and avoid disruptions to your supply chain.
  • Truckload: Trucking labor and volume is changing
  • Supply
    • 8,000 more jobs in trucking, the U.S has more trucking jobs than pre-pandemic levels but driver hiring and retention remains extremely challenging for carriers
    • Decreased active capacity due to increased absenteeism from COVID-19 Omicron variant
    • Omicron capacity crunch – CH Robinson 2022 forecast has increased to a 9% higher average cost as compared to 2021 for U.S. sport market dry van  
  • Demand 
    • Freight volumes are outpacing Class 8 tractor growth, which contributes to sustained tension in the trucking market 
    • Efforts to improve inventory to sales ratios and the forecasted Q1 GDP rate of 4.5% will result in meaningful freight volumes 
  • LTL: Capacity continues to be stressed 
    • COVID-19 Omicron variant is causing elevated absenteeism at carrier terminals; expect delays into March as a result
    • Expect persistent delays in LTL carrier networks from the backlogs 
    • With capacity already constrained, multiple LTL carriers are now implementing freight embargoes at various locations across the country 
    • Rates are projected to stay 35.8% higher than the 2018 baseline – but remain level with Q4/2021 
  • Ocean and air limitations impact North American surface transportation:
    • Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York predict unprecedented labor shortages to work vessels in the coming weeks 
    • Port of Vancouver backlog continues after severe flooding and mudslides 
    • Recovery times at U.S. airports remain elevated compared to pre-pandemic conditions, but demand has softened in early 2022   
    • Keep a close eye as volumes increase post Lunar New Year, and congestion is likely to return 
  • Border crossing demand is at an all-time high:
    • As interest rates remain low; the demand for Canadian capacity has never been higher 
    • The factors that are putting the greatest pressure on border crossing capacity are as follows: 
      • COVID-19 Omicron absenteeism 
      • Vaccine mandate 
      • Freight volumes 
      • Winter weather
      • Boarder blockades 

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