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WORLD POULTRY: Industry searches for new Histomoniasis control strategies

Following the ban of antibiotic use in the animal feed industry by the European Union in the early 2000s and the recent removal of the arsenical drug Histostat Nitarsone from the US market by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the need for novel control strategies against disease is evident. Since the removal of Histostat in late 2015, US poultry producers are seeing an increase in flock morality due to Histomoniasis.  

FEEDINFO: Alltech Crop Science opens new facility in Brazil

On Sept.13, Alltech opened a crop science production facility in Uberlândia, Brazil. The new plant will increase production capacity by 150 percent, reaching an annual production of 10 million liters as well as supplying the entire Central- West and Northeast Regions of Brazil more efficiently.   

SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE MAGAZINE: Boosting Omega-3 uptake with organic minerals

Organic forms of trace mineral have been demonstrated to have higher bioavailability and tissue storage when compared to their inorganic counterparts. This is of primary importance when it comes to their nutritional performance in aquaculture feeds. Organic trace minerals increase bioavailability while promoting performance, reducing mineral loading in diets and decreasing waste discharge.

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: Listen: introducing the prosumer

Aidan Connolly presented the idea of the prosumer to the ASA annual conference in Kilkenny on Friday.

ALL ABOUT FEED: Is yield the only way to value crops?

Evolving technology and better insights into best practices have offered an alternative approach to crop production, providing the innovative tools to not only enhance yield, but also to improve nutritional value. Historically, the commercialisation and intensification of crop production was fuelled by necessary yield improvements to supply a growing population.

FISH FARMING EXPERT: Sights set on salmon market

Patrick Charlton, Alltech’s European Vice President and newly appointed CEO of Coppens International, outlines his vision of the aquafeed industry and explains what Alltech might bring to the sector.

FEEDINFO: Alltech, Keenan, and Haier to cooperate in Chinese ag industry

On Sept. 7, Alltech, KEENAN and Haier Financial Services, the financial subsidiary of Haier Group, signed a memorandum that aims to build a healthy agricultural ecosystem in China. 

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: The last 10 years of supermarkets as we know it

According to the chief innovation officer at Alltech, we are now witnessing the last 10 years of the retailer as we know it. Aidan Connolly was speaking at the ASA conference in Kilkenny on Friday and said from talking to people over the last number of years this is the “big thing” he has noticed. The way consumers engage with food is changing.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Getting the dry period right for autumn calving cows

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 an integral part of dairy herd management, writes April Higgins, technical adviser, Alltech Ireland. 

FISH UPDATE: New tool to probe poor digestion

THE link between inefficient digestion and intestinal microbes is the focus of a new study, to be conducted by the University of Glasgow and the Norwegian research institute Nofima, along  with industry partners Marine Harvest and nutrition specialist Alltech. Intestinal microbes are known to play a central role in how fish metabolise and harvest energy from feed, and greater understanding of these processes could improve growth in salmon.