Jul 17

Norman visits New Zealand

Norman visits New Zealand Norman hanging out in New Zealand

The next stop on Norman’s global trot was New Zealand, where he received a traditional Maori welcome. Galloping out of Auckland’s International Airport, he was ready for some sight seeing and ventured into the City of Sales, Auckland. Norman was very excited when he saw the majestic Waitemata Harbour and galloped across the beautiful Harbour Bridge. He sat here for a moment soaking up the brilliant sunshine and watching all of the yachts sail along the water!

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Jul 16

Voting Open for Alltech’s Farmer Stories Contest

Categories: Dairy Cows
Voting Open for Alltech’s Farmer Stories Contest

Now is your chance to choose your favorite farmer in this year’s Farmer Stories Testimonial Contest, where entries will be voted on through Facebook to win an all expense paid trip for two to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.

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Jul 16

Farmer Stories: Hammink Dairy

Categories: Dairy Cows
Farmer Stories: Hammink Dairy

Hammink Dairy is a family owned farm in Bruce, South Dakota. Wim and Nicolien Hammink, and at that time their three little boys, moved to South Dakota in 1995 from their home in the Netherlands where they had a small dairy milking around 50 head. Over time the Hammink family and dairy has grown in size and they are currently milking around 2,400 head. Growing a herd holds many challenges, and this family sought out the help of local experts to make the transition as smooth as possible, from employee management to herd health and productivity. 

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Jul 16

Farmer Stories: Ferme Breault et Freres

Categories: Dairy Cows
Farmer Stories: Ferme Breault et Freres

The Breault family owns one of the top dairy operations in Quebec and places a large amount of importance on the quality of forage that they feed their livestock. 

“Since using Alltech's dairy solutions and programs, we quickly noticed fermentation was more uniform in the silage bunkers and there was a reduction in the heating of our TMRs during the summer.  Previously, it was possible to observe the different layers of fermentation color that were affecting the health and performance of our herd.”

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