September 29, 2015
Poultry, pig and aquaculture on the menu at Alltech's 31st annual symposium, which took place in Lexington, Kentucky. Francoise Foucher gives an overview of what each seminar had to offer for pig, poultry and aquaculture producers.
September 24, 2015
In a major expansion of its international alcohol division, Alltech, producer of award winning beers and spirits including Kentucky Burbon Barrel Ale and Town Branch Burbon, has aquired a craft brewery in Northern Ireland and another in the UK.
September 23, 2015
Kevin Tuck, of animal nutrition firm Alltech, talks to Richard Halleron about what lies ahead for the agri-food sector. The Irish farming and food sectors will meet the growth targets laid down within the Harvest 2020 strategy at a canter, according to Kevin Tuck, Alltech’s managing director for Ireland. “And the same can probably be said for the more recent Foodwise 2025 targets. The real challenge will be ensuring that adequate cash flows are maintained on farms, thereby ensuring the sustainability of the primary production sector,” he says.
September 22, 2015
Fruit producers must focus on nutrient efficiency and sustainability issues to have success, says animal health and nutrition firm Alltech. “Producers must focus on nutrient efficiency and end- product quality as market demand rises, all while identifying the environmental challenges,” said Robert Walker, global general manager, Alltech Crop Science.
September 21, 2015
Lexington is closer to more distilleries than its big brother Louisville, as well as being full of history and traditional Southern charm. Town Branch opened in 2012 and were immediately Lexington’s biggest bourbon-maker. The operation relies on two towering copper-pot stills, imported from Scotland, to produce its juice.
September 21, 2015
When troubleshooting herds that may have been exposed to salmonella, E. coli or mold and mycotoxins, the most important thing for the investigator to keep in mind is to not assume fixing one problem on the dairy will fix everything. Tom Lorenzen and Jeff Ehler solve the mycotoxin mystery.
September 18, 2015
Prestigious members of the Chinese dairy industry met with leading figures in Irish agriculture in early September at Alltech's European headquarters in County Meath. The meeting was designed to encourage closer collaboration between China and Ireland, particularly with regard to their dairy industries. For the past several weeks, students from the China Agricultural University, Beijing, interned on Irish dairy farms to gain experience with Ireland's grass-based dairy system, which stands in contrast to the Chinese housed method.
September 15, 2015
As a global leader in animal nutrition, it may come as a surprise to some that a dietician nutritionist is a member of the Alltech staff. But Nikki Putnam, who fulfills that role, said it is a very natural fit, denoting healthier animals produce healthier food products. Putnam said DHA is important for brain and eye development in infants and children and also cognitive ability and behavior outcomes in children, as well as being good for heart health.
September 15, 2015
Breeder hens are perhaps the most valuable animal in the poultry industry and as such, their performance is paramount to not only the economic success of the breeder business, but also how it impacts the production chain through hatcheries and broiler production. Dr. Jules Taylor Pickard, European business director, Alltech, highlights how to get the best performance using feed technology.
September 10, 2015
In the past, the care and feeding of the dry cow was not high on the list of priorities for many dairy farmers. Dry cows were often neglected and placed on the back foot but, thankfully, today, dry cow management is seen as in integral part of dairy herd management. Sarah Maher, technical support, Alltech Ireland, tells us how to get the best from your dry cow.