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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Jun 02

Focusing On Quality in Pork Production

Focusing On Quality in Pork Production

In the near future, pork producers will be looking for ways to recover from the affects that PEDv has had on the industry. Inventories are down from last year, and even though pig producers continue to produce larger litters, the number of pigs reaching market weight has been severely impacted by the disease. In an effort to change this trend, many are focusing on improving piglet quality.

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May 27

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

This is what it did for Pieter Maes, a dairy farmer from Melsele, Belgium. Before using the E=P+S program, Pieter noticed that his cows were underperforming and they were not achieving the fertility levels he had hoped they’d reach.

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Feb 27

A different approach to PEDv

A different approach to PEDv

With the continued spread of PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus), biosecurity measures have been reaffirmed as the main precautions producers can take against the virus. But what else should producers take a look at?

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