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WATTAGNET.COM: Survey: Proactive antibiotic elimination is well underway

During “The path of least resistance” webinar,  Dr. Richard Murphy examined the critical issues surrounding antibiotic resistance, animal protein production’s role in perpetuating it, and outlined strategies for livestock producers to position themselves for an AGP-free era. As instances of antimicroial-resistant bacteria and its ties to agriculture are on the rise, the significant threat to human health becomes very real, e.g. resistant colistin that spread from animals to humans in China.

MILLING AND GRAIN: Alltech releases first global aquaculture feed production survey results

Following the highly regarded annual Global Feed Survey and based on several industry requests, Alltech has completed a deeper dive into analysing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. "Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the feed industry," said Aidan Connolly, Alltech's chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts. 

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: Why mycotoxin management in feeds is essential

How to manage the unavoidable risk of mycotoxins in feeds proved a hot topic for the livestock industry at the recent Farm World event in Warragul, Vic.  Dr Susanne Roth, from animal health and nutrition company Alltech, said testing in Australia indicated there were on average of more than five mycotoxins in each feed sample.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Mycotoxin surveillance in fermented feedstuffs – What to look for this spring

Mycotoxins are a challenge for dairy producers worldwide. Although 2015 resulted in high crop yields, crop quality as it relates to mycotoxins may not be so lucky. Depending on environmental conditions, certain mold species will thrive and have the potential to produce mycotoxins. This occurrence can lead to crop contamination with one or more mycotoxins, which in turn may ultimately impact dairy herd health and performance.  

DAIRY BUSINESS: Udder Health: Prevention is Pivotal

When it comes to your herd's udder health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That was the key message behind the recent 2016 Central Plains Dairy Expo breakout session "Minerals, mastitis and udder digestion", presented by Dr. Roger Scaletti, Alltech North America mineral management team technical support and sales, and Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist. 

REAL AGRICULTURE: Inside a cow's udder

Dairy farmers are all too familiar with the external signs of mastitis – from swollen quarters to excessive heat and hardening of the udder wall. At the 2016 Canadian Dairy XPO, Alltech Canada’s Dr. Roger Scaletti performed a tissue analysis of an udder to give producers an inside look at where milk comes from and what happens when mastitis develops.

WATTAGNET.COM: Sustainable practices good for environment, bottom line

Sustainable practices are not only beneficial to the environment in the long term, but also to the participating companies’ bottom line in the short term. This combined benefit is why the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) believes sustainability is important for its members.

NATIONAL HOG FARMER: Is mineral choice shortchanging swine producers on vitamins?

Vitamins are one of the most expensive and essential additions in the swine nutritionist’s arsenal.  Added to feedstuffs at very low rates, the loss of these essential nutrients can be detrimental to pig health if they become damaged during feed manufacturing or storage.  New research demonstrates that the choice of mineral supplement is not only important in terms of mineral absorption, but equally can result in the destruction of vitamins in the feed.

FEEDINFO: Alltech Opens Mycotoxin Laboratory in Ireland

Alltech's European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland aims to be one step ahead of the mycotoxin challenge. Today sees the opening of its first European- based, state- of- the- art Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analytical services laboratory. 

WATTAGNET.COM: How to improve eggshell quality with organic minerals

Eggshell quality can be aided through careful use of micro-minerals, which aid shell formation and help to ensure maximum value for producers. Shell consistency is the most important characteristic of an egg for egg producers, as it holds the greatest economic advantage in the market.