Dairy producers using Monsanto's Posilac(R) bovine somatotropin will soon have access to an increased supply. Monsanto Co., St. Louis, has announced an increase in the allocation of Posilac up to 115 percent of historical shipments, beginning March 1, 2005.

Customers are being asked to indicate their does needs to Monsanto by Feb. 11, 2005. Based on overall customer demand and manufacturing performance, Monsanto will be informing customers of the specific number of additional doses they will receive starting in March.

As previously announced, Monsanto expects to be managing supply well into 2005 with incremental increases over time. In December 2003, Monsanto announced an allocation of Posilac due to the necessity of implementing corrections and improvements at its supplier's manufacturing facility in Austria.

Source: Company Release