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FEEDSTUFFS: Diet may reduce mastitis risk

A dairy cows diet - especially essential trace minerals - plays a role in minimising mastitis. 

REUTERS: U.S. farmers fight poisonous wheat fungus with cleaning, waiting

(REUTERS) Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. But this year, Wiechert is doing big business after harvest: cleaning fungus off wheat so farmers can sell it. The "head scab" fungus can produce vomitoxin, a chemical that is poisonous to humans and livestock when consumed at high levels. This year, soft red winter wheat has been hit badly by the fungus, which develops when it rains during the crop's key growing period.

FEEDSTUFFS: Algae may replace fish oil in Atlantic Salmon diets

Aquaculture expansion will require the use of alternative lipid sources to maintain performance as well as provide nutritional value to consumers.

DAKOTA FARMER: Alltech sees 10% yield increase

Alltech reports higher yields, quality and feed value due to new biological products for field crops. 

WATT POULTRY USA: Antibiotic-Free Broiler Production Requires A Paradigm Shift

A roundtable discussion, among poultry producers, veterinarians and nutritionists, at Alltech’s International Poultry Forum, examined steps that can be taken to make antibiotic-free poultry production as efficient as possible.

AQUAFEED: Fishmeal and Fish Oil Shortage: Consider Algae

Global aquaculture production continues to flourish while the market is in short supply of fishmeal and fish oil. Feed conversion rates in salmon farming have decreased 30 percent in the past three decades. The emergence of new raw materials calls for a better understanding of the needs for specific amino acids and the protein content of feed that can be reduced.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Alltech's 30 International Symposium asks 'What If?'

Progressive Dairyman give an overview of what happened at the annual Alltech 30th International Symposium. 

EGG INDUSTRY: Producers working toward 500 eggs at 100 weeks of age

A prediction made by a geneticist that by 2050, laying hens would routinely lay 500 saleable eggs by 100 weeks of age with a feed conversion around 1.1 without being molted became one of the discussion points recently at Alltech’s International Poultry Forum. The audience was asked to participate in what was termed a “Yale-style debate”. 

PIG PROGRESS: Helping the gut mature by promoting enzymes

There are many ways to approach weaning. One can view weaning from the aspect of a new environment for the piglets; piglet stress due to separation from the sow or from the aspect of being exposed to pathogens from other litters. Arguably the best approach to tackle weaning is through nutrition as a radical change of diet occurs.

ASIAN POULTRY MAGAZINE: What if poultry was the new fish?

A number of global studies conducted by Alltech has examined the improvements to the egg fatty acid composition from feeding layer hens a diet containing Schizochytrium microalgae (AII-G-Rich, Alltech). These studies were carried out to demonstrate the value of improving the DHA-content in the eggs to the animal, farmer, retailer, consumer and environment.

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