December 19, 2014
As harvest season comes to a close with a record-plus year for yields in the books and stored away for feeding, preliminary data conducted by Alltech's 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis Program shows that this year's plentiful harvest may not be a problem-free crop to feed to livestock.
December 19, 2014
Mycotoxins in feedstuffs and complete feeds can present a risk to dairy health and performance, including decreased dry matter intake, lower milk production, slowed growth rate, increased gut health issues and organ damage and a comprised immune response.
December 16, 2014
Following the limitations on antibiotic use in pig farms across Europe in the late 1990s, it has become crucial to monitor antibiotic use on farms and their microbal status, in order to protect young and growing pigs against infectious diseases.
December 5, 2014
As winter begins to set in across the United States, many farmers will need to start thinking about their animals' nutritional requirements. Plummeting winter temperatures may send many dairy operations reconsidering their winter survival tactics and preparing for disease challenges that can come with the change of the seasons.
November 28, 2014
As the chilly temperatures spread across Europe, pig producers are urged to be vigilant with regard to biosecurity during the cold winter months in order to keep disease at bay.
November 20, 2014
Fish-raised ingredients have long been a staple in petfoods because they're a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Alltech Inc. has invested US$200 million to develop a heterotrophic algae production facility in Winchester, Kentucky USA. Terrence O'Keefe, content director of agri-business for Watt Global Media recently toured the plant.
November 12, 2014
Irish agri-businesses wanting to develop opportunities in China must have a presence on the ground, according to Alltech Director Mark Lyons. Speaking to Agriland at a reception hosted by Ireland’s Ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Minister Simon Coveney, for Chinese agri-food leaders, the Alltech representative also pointed to the extremely fast moving pace at which the various business sectors within China are developing.
November 12, 2014
Alltech's Mycotoxin Management Program captured another victory this week for its extensive mycotoxin inspection program. The Analytical Services Laboratory of Alltech, Inc. has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation, an international standard that recognizes the competence of testing laboratories.
November 11, 2014
Ever-present in our environment and a potential threat to the health and productivity of even the best-run dairy herds, mycotoxins produced by moulds in feed ingredients should now be on every herd manager’s radar.
According to Nick Adams, leader of Alltech’s global mycotoxin management team, these moulds are likely to be responsible for numerous undiagnosed health issues in UK dairy cattle, even when growing or harvesting conditions are reasonable.
November 3, 2014
A growing shift among U.S. restaurants and food companies toward meat produced without antibiotics is prompting farmers to embrace unconventional treatments to help poultry and livestock fend off disease.
"Companies are saying that is not a lot of time, and want to see a full program implemented right away," said Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer for Alltech, which develops feed supplements for poultry, hogs, cattle and other animals using yeasts, sugars and enzymes.