Jun 19

Environmentally Efficient Cows

Environmentally Efficient Cows Live Scribe from Dr. Mitloehner's Talk

In 2006, a United Nations report entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” claimed that the livestock sector is a major player in climate change, “responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions ... a higher share than transport.”  Appeals for reducing meat consumption to prevent climate change filled the public media, and they continue today (see this recent opinion blog from the New York Times).

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Mar 15

Global Tonnage of Animal Feed

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Alltech's Global Feed Summary

Aidan Connolly, VP of Alltech describes the Global Feed Summary that Alltech conducted during 2011 and released early in 2012.

Last year Aidan Connolly asked colleagues in Alltech's offices worldwide to help create a report on the global tonnage of animal feed produced. With offices and distributors in 128 countries he was able to put together a very comprehensive summary. That's not to say that it was easy. Data was collected from thousands of feed mills and manufacturers and compiled into totals for species, countries and regions.

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Mar 15

Animal Agriculture Allies at IPE

Animal Agriculture Allies at IPE Kay Johnson Smith President Animal Ag Alliance

Livestock producers are under attack. Activist groups like the Humane Society of the United States and PETA are actively working to erode public opinion of animal agriculture and meat, milk and egg consumption. Furthermore, they lobby for additional regulations that will drive up food prices. Similar efforts in Europe have resulted in higher food prices. However, consumer preferences have not changed. The end result is increased importation and a loss of food security.

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Jan 20

Meeting Marketplace Demands

Meeting Marketplace Demands Alltech North America Lecture Tour

There was a great turn out at the Ontario NALT stop for 2012 including students and professors from the University of Guelph, and of course valued customers of Alltech Ontario. NALT 2012 gave us the opportunity to express our gratitude to both the master’s and PhD students at the University of Guelph who are doing research on behalf of Alltech.

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