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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.”

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.”

BRITISH DAIRYING: Business as usual for Keenan

It was business as usual for feeder wagon manufacturer Keenan who have been taken over by Alltech after falling into administration earlier this year. At an industry briefing last month new Keenan chief executive Robbie Walker explained that production at the company's headquarters in Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland had restarted and the first Keenan "Green Machine" rolled off the factory floor in April. 

INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH JOURNAL: Maximising today's hyperprolific sow requirements requires precision mineral nutrition

Minerals constitute a small portion of the diet, but they are essential for the health, wellbeing and performance of the breeding female. They are involved in many metabolic and endocrine processes within the body and are especially important for reproduction, not only in terms of number of piglets weaned per litter per year, but also in terms of lifetime performance. 

WATTAGNET.COM: New rules reauthorize zinc feed additives in EU

Regulation approves use of zinc feed additives for 10 years, contains several changes from prev​ious authorization. The European Commission recently published new regulations for the reauthorization of zinc feed additives in the European Union (EU). The new regulation approves the use of zinc feed additives for 10 years and contains several changes compared with the previous authorization in relation to placi

FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM: EU lowers top zinc feed additive usage levels

Several amendments have been ushered in under new regulations for the placing of zinc feed additives on the EU market. The Commission published the revised legislation, which approves the use of zinc feed additives for a period of ten years, in the Official Journal of the EU last week. Dr. Gerry Dillon, EU regulatory affairs manager at Alltech, said a significant change in the regulations includes the addition of a new category of zinc feed additive: zinc chelate of protein hydrolysates.