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ANIMAL PHARM: Alltech Warns of Clay Mycotoxin Binders

Livestock producers are being made increasingly aware of the need to manage mycotoxins, which can have serious impacts on the performance of animals given contaminated feed.

PROGESSSIVE DAIRYMAN: More Yield Per Acre: Shift in Perspective for Dairy Production

Over the last 50 years, we have seen a decline in the nutrient content of our crops; today’s crops have less protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals compared to those of our grandparents.

AQUACULTURE EUROPE: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives of using Marine Microalgae in Fish Farming

The rapid growth of aquaculture brings challenges and entails risks. The role of research is to generate knowledge in order to maintain the quality and ethical standards, which will render this growth economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

LA REVUE DE L'ALIMENTATION ANIMALE: Volailles, porcs et poissons d'élevage au menu

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. 

DRINKS INDUSTRY IRELAND: Alltech Purchase Two Craft Breweries

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. 


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.

IRISH EXAMINER: Nutrient Efficiency Key to Success, says Alltech

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.

CONDÉ NEST TRAVELER: Lexington Is the Bourbon Destination You Need to Know About

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.

DAIRYBUSINESS: Mycotoxins: More Than Meets the Eye

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. 

FEED COMPOUNDER: China Agricultural University, Bord Bia and Ireland's Dept. of Ag meet at Alltech Ireland for closer dairy collaboration

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.