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WATTAGNET.COM: Pig breeder ensures production, meat quality through feed

Pig breeder ensures production, meat quality through feed
Locally sourced grains come with the pitfalls of regional crops conditions. This case study explores how one company maintains its feed quality. 

AGRI-VIEW: See glimpse of obstacles to 2050 challenge

“How to Feed the World: 2050” was the name of a forum hosted in 2009 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A global population of 9.1 billion people in 2050 will require food production to increase by 70 percent, the organization stated at that forum. The organization also estimated that annual cereal production would need to increase by another 1 billion metric tonnes and meat production would need to increase to a total of 470 million tonnes by 2050.

DAIRY BUSINESS WEST: Reduce Your Dairy's Carbon Footprint = More Profit

In 2008, the U.S. dairy industry set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for fluid milk production by 25% by 2020. The expiration date for that goal is only four short years in the future.

THE CATTLE BUSINESS WEEKLY: Novel nutritional ideas for feedlot cattle

Research compares feedlot performance of cattle fed diets supplemented with organic trace minerals vs.cattle fed more typical diets. 

FEEDLOT: Better understanding of the gut health challenge

Each year, tens of thousands of young calves are received at feedlots and the challenges begin. Pre-receiving environment and management, health status, weather and feed quality can all influence on the calves’ start. Hospital pens are prepped, medical supplies ordered and pen riders are prepared to start working with calves that begin to have health issues and fall behind. 

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Carlow student wins top science award

An IT Carlow postgraduate research student has won a prestigious international science competition and will shortly be US-bound to compete in a grand final and the chance of a once-in-a-lifetime postdoctoral position with the global biotechnology company, Alltech. Richard Lally, a postgraduate student at IT Carlow’s enviroCO

DAIRY GLOBAL: Are Chinese dairy farms competition for Aussie farmers?

While the Australian dairy industry has plateaued over the last 10 years, China is seeing a sharp rise in milk production. Production and consumption of dairy products in China have soared, averaging a 12.8% annual growth rate since 2000. A group of Australian dairy farmers and consultants visited China in January to see firsthand what Chinese farmers are doing to drive growth. 

FEED NAVIGATOR: Alltech's US dairy diet data paint regional picture

Information gathered by Alltech on regional feed ingredients has helped create a portrait of four regional diet variations for dairy cattle.    The work, done by Alltech's In Vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) laboratory, offers a diagnostic tool to help mitigate diet formulation issues or can be used to maximize benefits, said Kamal Mjoun, a research scientist at the lab. 

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: Controlled feeding enhances pasture utilisation, feed efficiency

A CAREFULLY designed supplementary feed ration delivered through a clever but seemingly simple feeding system is paying big dividends for Biddeston beef producer Ken Baldwin.  Mr Baldwin uses innovative self-feeders to limit the intake of a custom made ration involving Riverina pellets to the steers. The clever design of the pellet delivery system on the feeder units forces the cattle to use the saliva on their tongues to pick up the pellets.

WATTAGNET.COM: FSMA Requirements Highlight Need to Control Mycotoxin Risk

2015 harvest analysis reinforces importance of feed mill mycotoxin management programs. During harvest of 2015, the weather presented perfect conditions for the growth of certain molds and mycotoxins. According to Alltech’s harvest analysis report, of the 100 corn samples submitted from across the United States and Canada, 96 percent of samples contain one or more mycotoxins. The annual survey, which tracks the occurrences of mycotoxins throughout North America, also concludes the 2015 corn crop contains an average of 3.1 mycotoxins.