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 06

Dr. Mark Lyons Recognized as One of "40 Under 40" at 2014 Cattle Industry Convention

Dr. Mark Lyons Recognized as One of

More than 2,000 members of the cattle industry were present at the Best of Beef breakfast at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention presented by NCBA in Nashville, Tenn., where our very own Dr. Mark Lyons was recognized as one of Vance Publishing's "40 Under 40" finalists.

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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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Nov 11

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated Dr. Simon M. Shane

Dr. Mike Appley of Kansas State University is conducting trials on calves and piglets to determine whether therapeutic administration of antibiotics is effective and whether drug-resistant strains can be demonstrated in these farm animals.

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