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FARMINGUK: New three-in-one pig efficiency tool

Pig producers keen to identify different opportunities to improve business efficiency now have access to a new holistic benchmarking tool from Alltech E-CO2. Talking to British Pig and Poultry Fair attendees this week, Alltech E-CO2 head of farm and Consultancy Services, James Wynne, said that for the first time the industry now had an all-encompassing computer model for benchmarking physical, financial and environmental performance.

FEED NAVIGATOR: Concerns over heavy metal levels in Asia-Pacific feeds

Of the 1,375 samples of minerals, premix and complete feeds from 16 Asia-Pacific countries submitted for testing, 20% had contamination levels exceeding EU allowable limits for heavy metal contamination of arsenic, cadmium and lead, said Alltech. 

FEED NAVIGATOR: UK poultry antibiotic data disclosure puts the squeeze on wider industry: Alltech

The move by the British Poultry Council (BPC) to reveal antibiotic usage data across 90% of domestic broiler, turkey and duck production is a game changer, says an antimicrobial resistance expert. 

WATTAGNET.COM: Survey: Proactive antibiotic elimination is well underway

During “The path of least resistance” webinar,  Dr. Richard Murphy examined the critical issues surrounding antibiotic resistance, animal protein production’s role in perpetuating it, and outlined strategies for livestock producers to position themselves for an AGP-free era. As instances of antimicroial-resistant bacteria and its ties to agriculture are on the rise, the significant threat to human health becomes very real, e.g. resistant colistin that spread from animals to humans in China.

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: Why mycotoxin management in feeds is essential

How to manage the unavoidable risk of mycotoxins in feeds proved a hot topic for the livestock industry at the recent Farm World event in Warragul, Vic.  Dr Susanne Roth, from animal health and nutrition company Alltech, said testing in Australia indicated there were on average of more than five mycotoxins in each feed sample.

MILLING AND GRAIN: Alltech releases first global aquaculture feed production survey results

Following the highly regarded annual Global Feed Survey and based on several industry requests, Alltech has completed a deeper dive into analysing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. "Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the feed industry," said Aidan Connolly, Alltech's chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts. 

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: 2016 Heavy Metal Survey reveals 20% of livestock feeds contaminated

A STAGGERING 20 per cent of of minerals, premix and complete feeds from 16 Asia-Pacific countries have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals. Tara Jarman, the Asia-Pacific mineral manager for animal health company Alltech, said the contamination levels exceeded EU allowable limits for arsenic, cadmium and lead.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Mycotoxin surveillance in fermented feedstuffs – What to look for this spring

Mycotoxins are a challenge for dairy producers worldwide. Although 2015 resulted in high crop yields, crop quality as it relates to mycotoxins may not be so lucky. Depending on environmental conditions, certain mold species will thrive and have the potential to produce mycotoxins. This occurrence can lead to crop contamination with one or more mycotoxins, which in turn may ultimately impact dairy herd health and performance.  

DAIRY BUSINESS: Udder Health: Prevention is Pivotal

When it comes to your herd's udder health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That was the key message behind the recent 2016 Central Plains Dairy Expo breakout session "Minerals, mastitis and udder digestion", presented by Dr. Roger Scaletti, Alltech North America mineral management team technical support and sales, and Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist. 

REAL AGRICULTURE: Inside a cow's udder

Dairy farmers are all too familiar with the external signs of mastitis – from swollen quarters to excessive heat and hardening of the udder wall. At the 2016 Canadian Dairy XPO, Alltech Canada’s Dr. Roger Scaletti performed a tissue analysis of an udder to give producers an inside look at where milk comes from and what happens when mastitis develops.