April 21, 2017
As China’s population rapidly urbanizes and demands safe, quality food, the government is pushing a reorganization of agriculture toward larger operations and moving livestock away from cities. “It is the biggest transformation that any economy has ever gone through,” said Mark Lyons, Alltech global vice-president and head of its operations in China.
April 18, 2017
Dairy producers should pay close attention to nutritional requirements during peak lactation to avoid losses in body condition score (BCS) of more than 0.5, which could significantly knock fertility.
“Many areas of performance are improving in UK dairy herds, however fertility continues to be an issue and according to industry figures, could be costing the average herd as much as 3.5p per litre," argued Dr Helen Warren, European technical manager for ruminants at Alltech.
April 14, 2017
Despite challenges, U.S. producers are in a good position to capitalize on efficiencies and market opportunities, says Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President, Corporate Accounts for Alltech, Inc. He visited recently with PORK Network about the global outlook for feed and pork.
April 12, 2017
In November 2016, poultry producers from around the world gathered to hear Erik Helmink, marketing director at HatchTech, share his expertise on antibiotic-free poultry production at EuroTier, the world’s largest livestock production trade fair.
April 12, 2017
Antibiotic resistance has the potential to become one of the greatest problems of our generation, given the ever increasing rise in bacterial strains that are less and less sensitive to existing treatments. While abuse of antibiotics in humans is probably the major contributor, policy makers have turned the spotlight on agricultural use as a way to control the problem.
March 31, 2017
Alltech’s 33rd annual business conference coming up in May will offer producers the chance to bring useful ideas back to the farm. One, the Alltech Ideas Conference, will take place between May 21st through 24th in Lexington, Kentucky. With more than 3,000 attendees representing nearly 80 countries around the world, the conference helps producers find and implement innovative ideas on the farm, according to Alltech brand and species marketing manager Justin Ellis.
March 29, 2017
Getting calves off to a healthy start can improve productivity and profitability on the farm. By considering gastrointestinal health, producers can prevent or better address animal
health problems that may appear. Alltech’s trademark technology Bio-Mos is derived from a specific strain of yeast that helps promote animal performance. Alltech business development manager, Brian Lawless, says establishing a healthy nutrition base with products
such as Bio-Mos can help prevent or address challenges.
March 14, 2017
Alltech's global feed survey is, by most accounts, the standard for gauging animal feed consumption worldwide. The numbers are cited everywhere. The United Nations uses them. Private foundations use them. Rabobank uses them. “We even understand that most of our competitors use them,” adds Aidan Connolly, Alltech's Chief Innovation Officer and the leader of the survey project.
March 13, 2017
Summer weekends are spent exhibiting his black cattle across the country and picking up awards regularly in the stock-judging arenas. Cathal’s role in Alltech allows him to explore different aspects of livestock farming.
March 6, 2017
Data is changing the way you eat.