Jul 29

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert.

Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted.

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Jul 29

Norman gallops into Belarus - home of the Eventing World Cup Series

Norman gallops into Belarus - home of the Eventing World Cup Series Norman hanging out with new friends in Belarus

Norman was very happy as he galloped into a small country in the middle of Europe called Belarus! All of the photographs he had seen of this country were very majestic, a land covered with green forests and dotted with beautiful blue lakes. He was very excited to get to Belarus as in 2007 the FEI™ awarded the country the right to host the Eventing World Cup Series, and still to this day it is the only country in Eastern Europe that holds this prestigious right.

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Jul 28

Norman neighs hello to Lithuania

Norman neighs hello to Lithuania Norman in Lithuania

Norman galloped into Lithuania where he had heard horse whispers regarding a famous breed of horse called Žemaitukas and wanted to find out more.

Norman met Mrs. Dalia and Mr. Aidas, a local family who run a farm with over 1000 dairy cows. When welcomed inside, Norman was grateful to get out of the cold and sip on a nice cup of hot tea. Mrs. Dalia continued to tell him more about the Žemaituka horse breed.

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Jul 28

Norman trots into Latvia to visit the Horse Training Centre in the Latvian University of Agriculture!

Norman trots into Latvia to visit the Horse Training Centre in the Latvian University of Agriculture! Norman meets with Brodor!

Norman’s next stop on this global trot was Latvia. The Latvian landscape, is a mosaic of vast forests alternaternating with fields, farmsteads, and pastures. Norman fell in love with its undeveloped seashore, lined by pine forests, dunes, and continuous white sand beaches.

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