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DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Feeding DHA Omega-3 Could Benefit Both Health and Reproduction

Seeking to increase the supply of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet, scientists are looking at changing feeding management for food-producing animals, thus providing DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) naturally. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Cow-side Investigation: Making Sense of Cow Senses

In the first video of a five-part series about investigating and solving cow management issues, Alltech Dairy Specialist Tom Lorenzen describes how to become aware of and understand the five senses of a cow – field of vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

AGWIRED.COM: Dinner Discussion Turns to Crop Quality at Alltech Conference

One of the highlights of the annual conferences Alltech puts on is the dinner discussions portion of the program. At the most recent Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference in Deauville, France, Chuck caught up with Robert Walker, Alltech’s Crop Science Division, who led a discussion dinner on crop yields and quality of crop yields.

ALLABOUTFEED.NET: Farmers Need to Focus on Rumen Bacteria

Dairy farmers can positively influence cattle health by ensuring the animals have a healthy working rumen. This means you have to create a good environment for the rumen bacteria. This was said at the Alltech’s Global Dairy and Beef forum in Deauville, France.

FEEDINFO: Alltech Opens New Office in Paraguay

Within the framework of Alltech's expansion plans for Latin America, the company recently opened a new office in Paraguay, marking a total of 14 offices, nine manufacturing facilities, four distributors and 1,028 employees in the region.

BOVINE VETERINARIAN: Lameness Surveillance: Consider Cow Comfort Audits

Lameness is one of the most important economic and welfare concerns in the cattle industry today and a condition every veterinarian must be deliberate in identifying and treating.

AG WEB: Make the Hiring Puzzle Easier

"When it comes to hiring really what we have is a jigsaw puzzle," says Aoife Lyons, Director of Educational Initiatives at Alltech. Resumes, references and interviews are the traditional pieces to the hiring puzzle, Lyons relayed during Alltech’s 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Ken. The fourth piece to the jigsaw: psychometric testing. Alltech has been using psychometric tests for more than 10 years to help prevent employee turnover and reduce the costs incurred through rehiring.

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER: As 2014 World Equestrian Games Begin in France, Alltech Goes 'All Out'

The 2014 Games, which began Aug. 23 and will run through Sept. 7, will see more than 1,000 athletes from a record 74 countries, including 12 that haven't sent participants before, compete for world championship titles. Attendance is expected to top 500,000, according to Fabien Grobon, executive director of the Normandy 2014 organizing committee. Alltech is using its sponsorship of the Games to highlight agriculture and the heroic role farmers play in feeding the world. “…Alltech has turned its pavilion into a celebration of agriculture…”

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.

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