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NATIONAL HOG FARMER: Transitioning to antibiotic-free pig production: Change your expectations

“Globally, regulators are concerned and increasingly putting legislation and restrictions in place and have already done so in 47 countries around the world,” says Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech. “Whether agriculture feels this is its responsibility or not, it is clear that agriculture is in the crosshairs of legislators who find this politically easier to tackle, perhaps, than human-mediated resistance.”

AGRITRADENEWS: Alltech sets out its Keenan stall

Global animal feed and additive manufacturer Alltech bought the Keenan diet feeder equipment business from the receiver earlier this year as it believes the business fits with its ethos and has considerable commercial potential, says Robert Walker, recently appointed as Keenan’s new chief executive.

FARMERS WEEKLY: Let the dung do the talking

To produce milk efficiently, it is vital the cow is able to extract as much as possible from its diet. Good rumen health is fundamental to achieve this and producers will see a benefit by ensuring the ration promotes a healthy rumen, says Alltech regional ruminant manager Siwan Howatson. 

THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST: Building a global business

"People don't remember what you say, they remember what you did for them"  Pearse Lyons may be Ireland’s secret billionaire, but in Kentucky, everyone knows the Alltech founder who, at 72, still has bags of enthusiasm for growing his global business. 

FEEDINFO: New EU Classification Provides Industry with Clarity on Chelated Zinc Additives

In early July, the European Commission published a new regulation (Regulation EU No 2016/1095) for the reauthorisation of zinc feed additives in the EU for a period of 10 years with various changes made in relation to placing zinc additives on the EU market, including the introduction of a new classification of zinc chelate called zinc chelate of protein hydrolysates.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: ‘Omics’ are revolutionizing our approach to dairy nutrition

Transcriptomics, proteomics, microbiomics, metabolomics ... If you have read any scientific articles lately, chances are you have heard of one of these cutting-edge approaches. The development of technologies such as DNA microarrays, next-generation sequencing and advanced mass spectrometry have allowed for broad application in animal nutrition research.

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. 

ALL ABOUT FEED: New water tool can cut dairying costs

The tool, developed by Alltech E-CO2, can be used to increase water use efficiency. “With water contributing to the cost of milk sold on many dairy farms, this new tool to measure and monitor consumption could be a significant cost saver for the industry,” says Alltech.

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.

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.