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It is a tough question to answer – why do pigs get sick? It is a fact that opportunistic pathogens exist in the immediate surroundings of the pig. These bacteria, viruses and parasites wait for a break in the defence system and invade and infect. Different types of bacteria and viruses can thrive on the skin, in the mouth, nostrils and even in reproductive and excretory organs. Given the opportunity, these pathogens stake a claim on the affected part of the body and proliferate unless they are stopped by the immune defences.

FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM: Alltech files patent on system to evalute the impact of feed on livestock carbon footprint

Alltech has filed a patent on a method for estimating and optimising feed efficiency and carbon footprint for livestock. The system allows for adjustments to be made in an animal's feed to improve meat production, while reducing waste, said the global nutrition company. 

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Are Low Butterfat Levels Costing You Money?

As we approach mid-summer, there is a lot of discussion surrounding low butterfat levels in milk. While a decline in butterfat levels are common during spring months when cows are grazing on lush grass, this issue can continue through the summer months. Sarah Maher, technical advisor at Alltech Ireland, highlights the solutions to improve butterfat levels in milk production.   

FEED COMPOUNDER: Alltech 31st Annual International Symposium

Former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell addressed a packed audience at the opening session of the Alltech REBELATION, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world changing ideas. 

FEED COMPOUNDER: Green Pages - Free Trade Topics from the Island of Ireland

Get up to date the latest news, views and hot topics in the agriculture industry in Ireland. The Alltech on-farm team discuss the increase in compound feed sales,  highlight the rise soil P levels in Northern Ireland and reflect on the annual Alltech REBELation symposium. 

FARM & LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY: Don't Let The Summer Heat Spoil Your Herd's Milking Potential

Milk prices have been falling this spring, so now keeping herds healthy and protected from mastitis is integrally important. Heat, humidity and various factors can contribute to the spread of the bacteria. Roger Scaletti, one of Alltech's dairy experts in milk quality, outlines five tips to keeping dairy herds healthy. 

FARM & LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY: Five Ways To Keep Your Pigs from Sizzling This Summer

Things are heating up this summer, and heat can cause a lot of stress for farm animals, especially pigs, due to their inability to thoroughly cool themselves down. It is important to make sure adjustments are made to their environment and proper care is given. In this article, Alltech's Russell Gilliam, U.S. swine business manager, suggests five key management areas for combating the heat and humidty this summer. 

FEEDINFO.COM: Algae as a DHA Source - Improving on the Original Recipe

The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is crucial for many aspects of canine health—and indeed, for the health of many different species, including humans. In puppies and young dogs, DHA improves the trainability of the animal, in senior dogs it supports heart and joint health, and at all ages it helps cognition, memory, visual development, immunity, and the regulation of inflammatory mediators, among many other roles. 


In 2013, Alltech forged a research alliance with Kentucky State University. One of 23 major research alliances Alltech has globally, the company’s partnership with KSU specifically focuses on sustainable agriculture, including aquaculture and crop sciences. Currently, Alltech and KSU researchers are taking a look at how they might revive hemp production.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Carbon Footprint: An Opportunity for Farmers, Not a Threat

Members of the farming community have long considered themselves to be good stewards of the land. But environmentalists haven’t always held the industry in the highest regard when it comes to issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and the overall carbon footprint left by production agriculture. Regardless of which side of the fence one resides on, ag’s carbon footprint and ways to reduce it were topics discussed at one of the many symposiums held during the recent Alltech “REBELation” Conference.