Jul 24

Building Trust as a Food Brand

Building Trust as a Food Brand Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown

Perdue’s Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown talked to food session attendees at Alltech's recent symposium about how Perdue builds consumer trust by meeting expectations for quality. In his presentation, Stewart-Brown used Perdue boneless skinless chicken breasts to discuss tenderness and the program Perdue uses to ensure chicken meets consumer expectations.


Jul 18

Today’s Equine Industry

Today’s Equine Industry Steve Elliott

According to Alltech’s Steve Elliot, the annual economic impact of the equine industry is significant- involving some $300 billion dollars, 4.0 million horses, and 1.6 million full-time jobs.  Elliott spoke about the state of the equine industry at Alltech’s recent Symposium.  His talk covered the economic impact of the industry, the results of a major survey of the industry, and the top challenges to today’s equine industry.


Jul 02

Not Just What You Feed, But When You Feed

Not Just What You Feed, But When You Feed Dr. Peter Ferket

According to NC State’s Dr. Peter Ferket, when you feed an animal is just as important as what you feed it. During the poultry breakout session at Alltech’s symposium, Ferket explained how this concept can produce quality poultry.

Ferket explained that poultry traits can be influenced via programmed nutrition, which refers to the timed delivery of key nutrients early in an animal’s life.  The timing of nutrient delivery can affect the genes expressed in the animal.


Jun 29

Is Jersey Cow Production The Future?

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Is Jersey Cow Production The Future?
Prof. Judith L. Capper has spent the last 5 years researching the environmental impact of dairy systems and how this can help us as we try to grow more food with less land for the estimated 9.3 billion people in 2050. Capper’s research discovered that jersey cows don’t produce as much milk as Holsteins but they do produce more cheese. So is jersey cow production the future?



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