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WATTAGNET: Growing global middle class offers challenge to ag

While the growing global population provides one challenge for those in agriculture to produce more food, another challenge is being presented by a growing middle class.

AGWIRED: Alltech Celebrates Joy of Disruption

Dr. Pearse Lyons has built a small empire from modest beginnings in Lexington, Kentucky in 1980 and he has done it all by being disruptive.

AGWIRED: Alltech #ONE17

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference challenges you to seek out that one-in-a-million idea that will revolutionize the way you do business. A record crowd of 4,000 attended this year’s conference held May 21–24 in Lexington, KY.

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: Enterprise feeding system unlock genetic potential

Ken Baldwin puts finishing cattle down to two key factors. Top-flight genetics and a quality feeding program that unlocks the potential of those genetics.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN CANADA: Managing by mentoring put into practice at Tiny Acres Holsteins

After leaving formal education in the 10th grade, Wade Bryanton learned a lot of life lessons from the school of hard knocks. He started a business when he was 17 years old and quickly realized he needed to get better at working with people.

REUTERS: Exclusive: Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

THE WESTERN PRODUCER: China inspires economic envy - Economic and agricultural transformation creates opportunities for pork exporters.

As China’s population rapidly urbanizes and demands safe, quality food, the government is pushing a reorganization of agriculture toward larger operations and moving livestock away from cities. “It is the biggest transformation that any economy has ever gone through,” said Mark Lyons, Alltech global vice-president and head of its operations in China.

THE BULLVINE: Benefits of Recording and Monitoring Cow Events

On any sized dairy operation there are a multitude of events occurring from the time a calf is born until she leaves the herd. Software programs are available to help manage this task of recording events. The bottom line is no matter how good someone’s memory is it is no substitute for having historic information on animals of all ages that can be easily accessed.

THE SCOTTISH FARMER: Yea-Sacc yeast helps reduce rumen pH

Dairy producers should pay close attention to nutritional requirements during peak lactation to avoid losses in body condition score (BCS) of more than 0.5, which could significantly knock fertility. “Many areas of performance are improving in UK dairy herds, however fertility continues to be an issue and according to industry figures, could be costing the average herd as much as 3.5p per litre," argued Dr Helen Warren, European technical manager for ruminants at Alltech. 

PORK NETWORK: U.S. Producers Still Well-Positioned Globally

Despite challenges, U.S. producers are in a good position to capitalize on efficiencies and market opportunities, says Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President, Corporate Accounts for Alltech, Inc. He visited recently with PORK Network about the global outlook for feed and pork.