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AGRILAND: How to Deal with Low Butterfat Levels on the Farm

As we approach midsummer, there is a lot of discussion among dairy farmers surrounding low butterfat levels in milk. While a decline in butterfat percentages are a common occurrence during spring months when cows are grazing lush grass, this issue can continue through the summer months. Reduced butterfat levels are an even bigger issue in this post quota era, as there is no penalty for over producing butterfat, however, increasing levels of butterfat should not be at the expense of milk protein. 


Ballinlough native Catherine Keogh is chief marketing officer at Alltech, one of the leading global biotechnology companies, with sales approaching $2 billion and with a major operation in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. Working and living in Lexington, Kentucky, Catherine tells her story for Inspire's Women in Business issue. 


La revue L'alimentation animale, a french publication, highlights how Alltech is a rebel. This four page article features the growth and development of Alltech throughout the world. 

SOUTHERN LIVING: Off The Eaten Path - On The Road Again

Southern Living magazine's Morgan Murphy gave Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company's Kentucky Ale a rave review after stopping by the distillery while in Lexington as part of "Off The Eaten Path - On The Road Again." Murphy writes, "If you have not had [it], you're missing out. I pick some up whenever I'm in Kentucky." Access the full review below. 

SECRETS OF BLUEGRASS CHEFS: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

Weekly TV show, Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, showcased the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest in an episode that aired on Sunday, June 28 at 11 a.m. on Lexington, Kentucky's ABC36. 

NAS CHOV: Quality from Farm to Fork

Experts agree that the quality of the production process must flow from farm to fork. At a recent Alltech seminar in Kurdejov, Czech Republic, guest speakers addressed the importance of herd management and mycotoxin management. 

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: New Technologies for Crop Health are Taking Flight

Genetic potential, healthy soil and evolving technologies were among the topics discussed at a recent seminar organised by Alltech Crop Science. The event afforded a small gathering of people from around Europe the opportunity to hear speakers address these topics while also having the opportunity to view the significant research laboratory facilities and the field trials taking place at the Dunboyne site.

BUSINESS LEXINGTON: Alltech's Pearse Lyons: REBELation With A Cause

Business Lexington showcases the success of Alltech's REBELation conference held in downtown Lexington, Kentucky in May, and discusses the inspiring ways Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons, has impacted the local Lexington community and beyond with his innovations in science and pathfinding leadership skills. The article discusses his incredible ability to grow his company from a small garage operation to a global corporation, soon to be valued at approximately $1.6 billion. 

AGWIRED: Alltech REBELation Brings Together World On Food Issues

Alltech's Dr. Mark Lyons speaks to AgWired about the Alltech REBELation Symposium, which hosted more than 3,000 attendees from around the world in Lexington, Kentucky in May. He also speaks on the outlook of the agriculture business in China and how the country's ag industry leaders are switching to a consumption-based model, therefore opening up many opportunities for U.S. food producers to tap into the country's vast market.

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Five Areas Of Focus For Optimal Milk Quality

This article notes that "the average case of subclinical mastitis costs a farmer $184 with two-thirds of that due to loss in milk production." Multiply that cost for an entire herd, and you are looking at some serious profit losses. Roger Scaletti, of Alltech Mineral Technical Management Support, provides five areas of focus for optimal udder health and milk quality in order to minimize the threat of mastitis and profit loss.