Jul 29

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert.

Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted.

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Jun 24

What if... algae is the answer?

What if... algae is the answer?
Anxiously, I awaited the opportunity to be in a room of international wisdom. The agenda had been reviewed and re-reviewed. As we approached the 2014 Alltech Symposium in Lexington, KY, I had been fully prepared {and excited} to attend sessions about drones, soil microbes and non-traditional farms. What fascinated me the most was their algae project. Over the last decade, I’ve been told many times by family, by friends and even doctors, to try taking a Fish Oil supplement to improve Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis conditions.

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Jun 05

What does Alltech do for the average consumer?

What does Alltech do for the average consumer? Janeal Yancey
Last week I was invited to attend the Alltech Symposium. Alltech is a global agricultural company that produces a variety of products used in several segments of food production. Other than their beer (which was quite tasty), bourbon, and coffee products, a big portion of what is produced by Alltech is sold to others within agriculture. The average consumer probably doesn’t even know the company exists. So, that got me thinking. When people ask me where I was last week; why I left my kids and my husband for 5 days to attend a symposium hosted by a global agriculture company, what will I tell them? How do I relate what Alltech does to them and their everyday lives?

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Jun 04

Our food chain is blindly starving us of essential DHA – How to avert this public health crisis with algae

Our food chain is blindly starving us of essential DHA – How to avert this public health crisis with algae Philip Wilkinson, 2 Sisters Food Group, Harrowgate, Yorks., UK, explains Omega-3 DHA and its importance.
The bad news: DHA deficiency has been shown to increase the risk for the development of cardiovascular disease and age-related cognitive decline. DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid, and is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for proper human development and health. Notably, it plays critical roles in heart, eye and brain function. Unfortunately recent shortages in oily fish supplies have led to a decline in the DHA content of fish that we find commonly in our grocery stores. Because fish is the most prominent source of DHA in the human diet, DHA intake concerns are nothing new.

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