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FEEDSTUFFS: Mycotoxins: Cost/Benefits Ratio in Swine Production

Although mycotoxins are now more widely discussed and considered, many producers remain undereducated on the scope of the threat mycotoxins can pose to their animals, as well as the cost/benefit ratio related to precautionary management programs. The likely cost of mycotoxins to pig producers can now be estimated based on more than 30 years of evidence and scientific research.

POULTRY INTERNATIONAL: Irvine's Zimbabwe: Inclusivity Key in African Poultry Sector

Zimbabwe-based integrated poultry company Irvine's Africa has grown from 13 employees in 1957 to now having a presence in 22 countries across Africa, stretching from neighbouring South Africa to Ethopia.  

AGWEB: Will All Livestock Production Be Antibiotic-Free?

Consumer perceptions, retailers and legislation are changing the way livestock are raised in the U.S. Panera Bread and Chipotle have been marketing antibiotic-free meat for some time, and McDonald’s will soon join their ranks. Tyson Foods is also moving towards antibiotic-free. With the Veterinary Feed Directive set to begin implementation in October and take full effect at the end of 2016, producers will need to take additional steps while feeding medications. 

ALLABOUTFEED: Methane Emissions Down, Farm Efficiency Up

Reduction of methane emissions starts with improved efficiency, but how do you identify the profitable opportunities? Software tools are here to help farmers do so, without adding extra costs.  

WATTAGNET.COM: North America wheat shows some mycotoxin contamination

Before the combines hit the fields this fall for harvest, farmers may want to keep a watchful eye on their crop quality. Preliminary testing over the summer months of the 2015 North America wheat crop, conducted by Alltech's 37+ mycotoxin analysis, shows an average 3.2 mycotoxins per sample with Deoxynivalenol (DON) the most predominant.

MIDWEST LIVING: Town Branch Distillery, Lexington

Midwest magazine highlight distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and explains how Town Branch Distilling is a two for one! The production facility brews Town Branch Burbon and Kentucky-branded beer. 

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Making Sense of Feed Efficiency

There has been a lot of press recently about genetic selection for production efficiency. There was a symposium focused on this topic at the 2015 American Dairy Science Association meeting held in Orlando Florida. This research has far reaching implications with climate change, nutrient management and economics. However, how can feed efficiency (FE) or dry matter intake efficiency be used on the farm right now?

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Audit Reveals Stray Voltage May Be Amping Up SCC

Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist, investigates the cause of high somatic cell counts, mastitis cases and losses at a Pennsylvania dairy.

ALLABOUTFEED: Alltech: High Mycotoxin Risk in Corn Silage

Due to continuous development of moulds in storage, corn silage is now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination which contributes to a higher risk for total mixed rations (TMR), according to Alltech’s recent mycotoxin storage analysis for 2015.

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Beef Production Without Use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters

There's a growing demand for AGP-free beef in the United States, but stateside beef producers are finding it difficult to keep up. Alltech's Vaughn Holder and Karl Dawson discuss the consumer movement towards antibiotic-free meat, and the steps every day producers can take to support their animals' immune systems and build a strong nutritional foundation through a tailored feeding program. 

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