Mar 21

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up. Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Alan Kelly - Global 500 Speaker

Alan Kelly stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up.

Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers. In this video, he explains how feeding based on those tailored scores improves reproductive efficiency and saves on feed costs – up to $40 per cow.

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Mar 17

Argentinian Farmer Looks to Global 500 to Help Improve His Country's Beef Exports

Argentinian Farmer Looks to Global 500 to Help Improve His Country's Beef Exports Rodrigo Troncoso

Rodrigo Troncoso

Rodrigo Troncoso speaks with Alltech at Global 500.

Rodrigo Troncoso of Argentina attended Global 500 to share ideas with beef producers from around the world and gain from their experience with global export markets. Noting that the vast majoriity of the beef produced in his country is sold domestically (95%), he says Argentina is hoping to get on the map as world exporter of beef over the next few years.

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Feb 27

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland
American dairy farmers Matt and Megan Frye of Chestertown, Maryland traveled to Ireland for Alltech’s Global 500 where they toured various farms and took an inside look at how dairy farming in Ireland differs from in the United States. Here’s what they discovered.

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Nov 25

Nuffield Scholar Thinks Beef Has an Advantage

Nuffield Scholar Thinks Beef Has an Advantage
As beef farmers try to find ways to promote their product against poultry and other sources of protein, Green sees an advantage. Grass-fed beef is noted for its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, considered essential fatty acids to human health. Farmers at Alltech’s Global 500 in Dublin this October had the opportunity to tour several farms in Ireland, where grass is the primary source of feed for many beef and dairy cows. As if the added omega-3 wasn’t enough of a benefit, grass is also among the cheapest feed farmers can provide to cattle. As Green notes, grass-fed beef has a great story to tell and a great way to compete with leaner proteins.

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