Jun 06

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?
As a meat producer and a mom, I hear a lot of information about animal agriculture and the environment. Some groups claim that meat production is one of the main driving forces hurting the environment. They claim that we need to go ‘back to the start’ in food production, insinuating that we should go back to producing food the way we did decades ago.

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Jun 05

Making Strides in Sport Horse Nutrition at the Alltech Symposium

Making Strides in Sport Horse Nutrition at the Alltech Symposium
The diets of the Olympic sprinter and the long-distance runner vary because each athlete requires the nutritional intake to compete in different levels of sport. According to Veronique Julliand, an equine researcher at Agrosup Dijon in France, this logic also holds true for performance horses. In fact, the equine health industry is moving toward more targeted nutrition for specific levels of athleticism and activity, from the high-speed Thoroughbred to the persevering endurance Arabian.

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Jun 04

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs
This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions.

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Jun 04

What is the Largest Issue Facing the Cattle Industry?

What is the Largest Issue Facing the Cattle Industry?
While at the Symposium, I had the opportunity to speak with Alex Evans, a reproductive physiologist from University College Dublin. Alex shared his thoughts about the biggest issues facing the cattle industry along with his recent research in maternal nutrition. Play the video to see what he has to say.

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