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THE IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: Alltech and Teagasc to bring Chinese Interns to Irish Farms

Alltech has signed a five-year agreement with China Agricultural University (CAU) to bring Chinese students to Ireland for work experience at its Meath HQ and on farms. The animal health and nutrition firm Alltech announced on Thursday that it would welcome up to six students from Beijing's CAU at a time under a new Irish On-Farm Internship programme. The Chinese graduates will work in Alltech’s european headquarters in Dunboyne while underta

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Is Your Feed Supplier Double-Checking Your Mineral?

In the last two years, the U.S. beef industry experienced some of the largest recalls on record as Ranch Feeding Corporation announced a recall for 8.7 million pounds of “unwholesome” beef in 2013. 

DAIRYBUSINESS: Milk Prices Dropping: Feed Strategically

The dairy farmers will soon discover that 2015 will be a challenging year to maintain profitability, according to one industry expert. "Milk prices have dropped 30 percent compared to 2014,” said Mike Hutjens, professor of animal sciences emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana. 

DAIRYBUSINESS EAST: Ask Your Milkers About Consistent Communication on the Dairy

How effectively do you, the owner, communicate your goals to with the herdsmen and the rest of the team? Has your team discussed a consistent milking routine? How you communicated teat cleaning procedures to your employees? 

DAIRY GLOBAL: Heat Stress: An Increasing Risk for European Cows

As climate change becomes an omnipresent issue in global agriculture, heat stress in Europe will become an increasing issue in, not only the usual areas, such as the Mediterranean and Central Europe but also in more temperate countries like UK, Germany and France.

FISH FARMER: Game Changer

Clients can expect significant improvements in the health and weight of fish - and a strong return on investment - with Alltech's nutritive solutions for the industry. 

WORLD POULTRY: Organic Selenium Boosts Poultry Meat Quality

Faster growing animals require higher antioxidant status to protect the cell membranes and to boost immunity. Adding the antioxidany Seleniu, to the diet of the chicken also benefits the meat quality traits. 

THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST: The Future of Food - Competitive Sustainability

By generating more milk whilst reducing gas emmissions, Ireland can lead the way in sustainable dairy production, generating profits along the way. 

THE TELEGRAPH: The importance of Food Security and Feeding the World

In 2012 Aidan Connolly, now the chief innovation officer at Alltech, along with 24 agribusiness experts considered the challenge of feeding the growing global population with limited resources, such as land and water, and threats from environmental and political arenas. Together they produced an in-depth paper presenting GLIMPSE, an acronym for the seven primary impediments to this challenge. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: "Power Through People" Given At Global Dairy and Beef Event

Dr. Aoife Lyons, a licensed clinical psychologist with Alltech, discussed the benefits of psychometric testing in the hiring process at Alltech's Global Dairy & Beef. Eighty-five percent of Fortune 500 companies, including Kraft, Tesco and Kellogg, use psychometric testing as part of their hiring procedure. Coca-Cola, after implementing personality testing, has experienced a 55 percent decrease in terminations, resulting in an additional $22 million in sales. 

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