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FEED NAVIGATOR: Nutritional strategies rather than drug alternatives can help cut colistin use: researcher

An industry expert agrees a reduction in colistin use should not then prompt livestock producers to hike the use of other types of antimicrobials.  Richard Murphy, director of research, Alltech, was reacting to publication by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of recommendations late last month that countries should reduce the use of colistin in animals to decrease the risk of antimicrobial resistance. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN - CANADA: Back to basics: From corporate classroom to on-farm education opportunities

In an ever-changing and fast-paced world, training and development holds an indispensable purpose for any dairy. Rapid change requires a skilled, knowledgeable workforce with employees who are adaptive, flexible and focused on future goals and objectives.

FEEDINFO: Alltech gets closer to European customers to deal with mycotoxin threat faster

Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre is home to a team of 20 full time researchers, its new mycotoxin laboratory provides high-throughput mycotoxin profiling services on a daily basis to European farmers and food producers with a view to accelerate the detection process for mycotoxin contamination. In this laboratory, Alltech says it investigates more than 38 different mycotoxins quantitatively and more than 50 others qualitatively in animal feed in less than 15 minutes per sample.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: A re-innovated Keenan

“My story is the story of Alltech,” Robbie says. “Until we started on our acquisition drive the average age of employees was 32. It’s a young and dynamic company where people are flexible in terms of job location, and can fit into a range of cultures. We have 128 offices across the world. The scale and global diversity of Alltech is worth noting. We are in animal feed additives, feed mills, pre-mixes, crop science and, now, with the addition of Keenan, in the machinery and animal dietary advice sectors.”

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Researching locally, solving problems globally

In purpose-built bioscience research centres around the world, young scientists work as part of Alltech’s expert team of biochemists, microbiologists, chemists and nutritionists to advance animal health, welfare and performance. Each bioscience centre has its own research focus and the work carried out at each individual centre complements the research at the other locations.

THE SCOTTISH FARMER: Keenan set to rise from its April administration

Ambitious plans for new products, including automated feeding systems and expansion into new export markets, were outlined last week by the chief executive of Keenan, the diet feeder manufacturer and animal nutrition consultancy. 

CABOOLTURE NEWS: The study of manure is serious business

When going to a function most people take along a cake or sandwiches.  A Young Dairy Network animal health workshop asked dairy farmers to bring along manure samples and these came in ice cream containers, plastic bags, and buckets, with the most realistic as far as removal being in a long rubber glove.

FEEDSTUFFS: Industry addresses challenges of antibiotic-free poultry

No matter where poultry operations place their mission statement on the spectrum from traditional to antibiotic-free production, the consumer-driven issue is having a “snowball” effect on the industry. This fact was evident as 650 poultry industry and academia members attended a symposium on "Challenges with Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production" at the recent Poultry Science Assn. meeting in New Orleans, La.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Adaptation period is key to success - planning starts now

As most beef houses are empty at this point, finishers review how cattle have performed over the winter period. The thought process now turns to how and where improvements can be made for the next group. Through our experience and communication with beef producers, invariably most of the comments on where these improvements can be made are during the arrival or adaptation period.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: ASA President 'Keane' on Alltech

“In terms of acquisitions as well as organic growth, it is an exciting time to be involved. This transformation has given us new routes to market as well as access to new ideas and technologies from acquired companies.”