September 19, 2017
Preliminary reports from early corn silage samples this fall suggest mycotoxins could again be a problem this year, says Alexandra Weaver, a mycotoxin technical support specialist with Alltech. Not all infected feed causes problems. But when mycotoxins are present at high levels, cows typically have less milk production, higher cell counts and lower pregnancy rates.
September 11, 2017
In a global food chain, inputs such as animal feed reflect the overall health and evolution of both the industry and the economy at large. Changes in the demand for, and pricing of, animal feed reflect trends in consumer preferences, population growth, investment opportunities, economic development, animal husbandry and overall economic circumstances.
September 6, 2017
Bigger isn’t necessarily better for Canadian dairy farmer Cregg Nicoll, who is constantly assessing his farm in a bid to find the optimal number of cows and maximise production from them.
September 5, 2017
Global animal health leader Alltech believes the Lone Star State should not stand alone in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s deluge. To deliver relief specifically to Texas’ farm and ranch community, Alltech is launching Hope After Harvey.
September 3, 2017
Dairy farmer Alex Huisman is no stranger to milking three times a day. However, he fine-tuned the process, adding a third milking for 84 high production cows from his herd of 150 head.
August 29, 2017
Scours are an issue across nearly every operation in the U.S. Though the cause of scours is known —stress, leading to an immune problem — what drives it is different from one region to the next. For producers, identifying the unique challenges in your region is key to preventing scours and ensuring a healthy calf crop this year.
August 23, 2017
Future of Agriculture 067: Disruptive Agricultural Technologies with Aidan Connolly, CIO of Alltech. In this podcast, Connolly explains the disruptive technologies that will greatly affect the agricultural industry in the near future.
August 14, 2017
"In Nova Scotia a fledgling company called SkySquirrel specializes in drone technology for vineyards." A profile of Canadian company SkySquirrel of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator companies.
July 31, 2017
Dr. Max Hawkins of Alltech returns to this week’s blog to discuss the 2017 corn crop, answering the question, “What Have We Seen So Far?”
July 27, 2017
William Conlon talks to Mark Lyons, global vice-president and head of Greater China at Alltech, to discuss the growing opportunities for Irish farmers in China. With plenty of on-the-ground international market experience under his belt, Mark Lyons – son of Alltech founder Pearse Lyons – explains that while markets such as Mexico, Brazil or Serbia prepare you, “the scale in China and numbers involved mean there