Jan 06

Hutterites Visit from Warden, Washington

Categories: Agriculture, Education
Hutterites Visit from Warden, Washington

Back in December, Alltech had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Eli Wollman and a group of 7 High School students from a Hutterite colony located in Warden, Washington. Hutterites have common religious roots with other groups, like Mennonites and Amish, but are not exactly the same. Hutterites live communally, sharing all possessions, and each member has a vital role to play in the overall success of the community. One of the biggest distinctions of the Hutterite colonies is in how they have embraced modern agricultural practices while making sustainability a priority.

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Jan 06

Don’t Let Winter Dysentery Put a Freeze on Your Herd's Milk Production

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Don’t Let Winter Dysentery Put a Freeze on Your Herd's Milk Production

As the Arctic blast wreaks havoc across many parts of the United States, regions are seeing record low temperatures and record highs of weather-related stress on livestock. Plummeting winter temperatures are making many dairy operations reconsider their winter survival tactics and preparation for disease challenges that can come with the change of the seasons.

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Dec 24

The use of Internet and IT by Dairy Farmers is on the Increase in Turkey

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
The use of Internet and IT by Dairy Farmers is on the Increase in Turkey

Almost every day, people come across new technologies. Most products that are claimed as “the newest technology,” become “old” very quickly. 

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Nov 22

The Fowl Beginnings of Turkey Day

Categories: Agriculture, IPE, Poultry
The Fowl Beginnings of Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Though Thanksgiving was officially declared a national holiday on October 3, 1863, its roots date back much further to 1621 and what most Americans view as "The First Thanksgiving." It was celebrated with a three day feast by the Wampanoag tribe and the Pilgrims. While the typical Thanksgiving meal today has one requirement, turkey, with a variety of optional side dishes like mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, the first Thanksgiving was much more modest, including few (if any) of the modern day staples.

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