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ALLABOUTFEED: Heifer management: Precision Feeding in 2015

The take home message and overall theme behind Alltech’s on-farm webinar, “Precision Feeding Dairy Heifers” presented by Jud Heinrichs, Penn State University was that heifers need to be managed better. Focus should be on meeting animal requirements and feed efficiency. He also provides seven goals for 2015 in order to help achieve this. 

ALLABOUTFEED: Calving Expert: Colostrum is Key

The most important time of a newborn calf’s life is the first 24 hours, thus the significance of administering colostrum as soon as possible after birth. A good rule of thumb is “the sooner, the better.” "Plenty of good, wholesome colostrum early in life can make a big difference in the life of a calf," said Dr. Sam Leadley, Attica Veterinary Associates. "This is important not only for calf development, but for the rest of her productive life."

THE ARGUS: 'What Took You So Long, Pearse?'

In an exclusive interview with Anne Campbell, Alltech founder and president Pearse Lyons talks about growing up in Dundalk, Ireland, growing his global business, and expanding Dundalk's links with Pikeville, Kentucky.

FEED NAVIGATOR: Balancing the 'Fast and Slow Energy Pools' at Heart of Dairy Feed Deficiency Fix: Alltech

A year-long analysis program using Alltech's In Vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) found that up to 40 percent of feed samples are suboptimal in terms of digestibility. This article in Feed Navigator highlights those findings and presents informative research to improve digestibility in feed. 

DAIRY BUSINESS WEEKLY: Calving Success Depends on Management, Mineral Nutrition

Alltech On-Farm Specialist, Tom Lorenzen, suggests management practices for successful calving this spring, as warmer temperatures start to set in. 

FARMING LIFE: Rumen function drives cow performance

YEA-SACC, manufactured by Alltech ®, is a very effective form of yeast, which acts to normalise rumen function. This, in turn, drives performance by maximising milk input from every kilo of ration fed,” said Richard McClure, from Coleraine-based McClure Farms. 

CHILLED MAGAZINE: Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA Seasonal and Single Barrel Town Branch Bourbon Flow Into Market

This article in Chilled Magazine takes a refreshing look at Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA limited edition seasonal beer from Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. The new brew is aged for six weeks in Town Branch® Rye whiskey barrels, as well as Kentucky bourbon barrels.

SILICON REPUBLIC: Alltech Founder Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Lead Early

Silicon Republic reports on Dr. Pearse Lyons' words of wisdom to future entrepreneurs as he received an honorary doctorate at Dublin City University (DCU).  

WATT FEED MANAGEMENT: Rethinking NRC mineral levels in swine diets

New research indicates that the digestibility of innate minerals should not be ignored in feed formulations because they influence overall mineral nutrition.

DAIRYBUSINESS WEEKLY: Trace Minerals Help Cows Have Healthy Udders, Immune Systems

Alltech's Mineral Management expert,  Roger Scaletti, gives an exclusive interview on why organic or proteinate forms of minerals are needed for udder health protection.