Jun 12

Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Categories: Ag Future, Algae, Aquaculture
Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Algae are an excellent source of energy and DHA, which is lately the cause of much attention. Microalgae that contain large quantities of high-quality EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids responsible for proper brain function and immunity health are being commercialized as sustainable alternatives to fish oil. The lipid content of microalgae can reach up to 70%, with high concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Specific strains have been found to contain a staggering 14% DHA.

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May 23

The Algae Opportunity: Power to Change the Future of Food!

The Algae Opportunity: Power to Change the Future of Food!

Leading off the Wednesday plenary session at GLIMPSE 2020 was Becky Timmons, Alltech’s Director of Applications Research and Quality Assurance. Timmons shared Alltech’s vision in investing $200 million to develop a heterotrophic algae production facility in Winchester, Kentucky.  Using this closed-system technology, algae growth is rapid and efficient under tightly controlled conditions, ensuring an end-product that is highly consistent, traceable, and protected by the Alltech Quality System.  

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May 21

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the swine industry be antibiotic-free by 2020? Maybe. Maybe not. According to Terry Coffey, Murphy-Brown LLC., we first must understand science and then balance that with consumer demand. Coffey said that ninety-eight percent of the time antibiotic growth promotants are used, it is to combat PRRS and the swine influenza virus. AGPs are only used about two percent of the time for improved weight gain and feed efficiencies.

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May 21

Pearse Lyons' Glimpse of the Future

Pearse Lyons' Glimpse of the Future

Alltech’s Symposium kicked off yesterday with more than 2,300 people from 72 countries around the world descending on the Lexington Convention Centre. The opening talks started with a fantastic animation explaining the massive changes in society that have occurred over the last seven years the paradigm shift from an era of one way broadcast media, to an era of constant connectivity, in which customer feedback reshapes products and entire industries – The Era of You.

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