Mar 21

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up. Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Alan Kelly - Global 500 Speaker

Alan Kelly stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up.

Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers. In this video, he explains how feeding based on those tailored scores improves reproductive efficiency and saves on feed costs – up to $40 per cow.

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Mar 14

AGCO Fuse™ Technologies - Farm Innovation in Action

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
AGCO Fuse™ Technologies - Farm Innovation in Action Farm Innovation Series Attendees

From March 7 to March 21, 2014, Alltech is presenting the Farm Innovation Series for farmers interested in learning about nutrition analysis, agronomy and technical developments that impact their ability to produce more and become more efficient in their dairy farm operations.

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Feb 27

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland
American dairy farmers Matt and Megan Frye of Chestertown, Maryland traveled to Ireland for Alltech’s Global 500 where they toured various farms and took an inside look at how dairy farming in Ireland differs from in the United States. Here’s what they discovered.

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Jan 22

A Look Inside The Zero-Grazing Method: How One Northern Ireland Farmer Maintains Profitability Through Sustainability

A Look Inside The Zero-Grazing Method: How One Northern Ireland Farmer Maintains Profitability Through Sustainability
George Bingham’s family business of raising dairy cattle, like many, once depended on the vegetation in the wide open spaces of green pastures in Northern Ireland to maintain profitability. But when The Nitrates Action Programme was implemented in 2007, regulations were placed on livestock farmers that limited their use of pastures for roughly five months (from October to February) in an effort to keep local water systems clean from the nitrates and phosphorus that can leach from the manure of pasture-grazed cows.

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