October 17, 2014
In the fourth video of a five-part series about investigating and solving cow management issues, Alltech Dairy Specialist Tom Lorenzen describes how milking ability can be affected by the equipment or employees.
October 14, 2014
In the third video of a five-part series about investigating and solving cow management issues, Alltech Dairy Specialist Tom Lorenzen describes the best ways to increase efficiency in the parlor to improve cow flow and eliminate stress.
October 14, 2014
Milking parlor efficiency starts long before the cows enter the parlor, according to Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm support technician. Every dairy farmer needs to “stop, look and listen” to their cows.
October 13, 2014
Agriculture is one of the sectors of great interest to China, as this sector is very important for Africa and a true driver for economic growth as many African countries are viewed as fast-growing markets Chinese investment in African countries has increased some thirty fold in the past ten years. There are an estimated 800 Chinese corporations doing business in Africa. Investments mostly cover the development of agriculture research satations, farms, fisheries, people (technical assistance and expertise) and research projects.
October 10, 2014
With the autumn sales starting to gather pace and expecting to peak over the next 4-6 weeks, there is strong demand for cattle and good prices are being paid. And according to Alltech’s Colm Duffy, this is making it increasingly important to keep animals healthy and thriving.
October 10, 2014
Algae, a buzzword in the biofuel industry a few years ago and a diverse group of simple organisms, are the new game changer in the animal feed industry.
September 30, 2014
Pigs require trace mineral supplements in their diets to achieve optimal growth and health. However, feeding supplements that aren’t easily digested can cause pigs to excrete excess minerals, which may reduce profits and also increase pollution to the environment. Research from the University of Illinois may help swine producers decide which trace mineral supplements are best for their pigs.
September 29, 2014
The health benefits of these and other micronutrients are receiving growing attention and, for many years, the pharmaceutical industry has been making the most of some people’s fascination with their “wellbeing”. There are opportunities for egg producers to tap into the market, too, while producing a product that can benefit their hens, as well as consumers.
Indeed, it is believed that the body uses nutrients more efficiently when they are eaten as a food rather than swallowed in a pill.
September 25, 2014
In an exclusing interview with FeedNavigator, Alltech Crop Science expert Robbie Walker, said: 'A healtheir crop isn't just about yield - it's about resistance to disease and nutritional value. If corn is higher in sugar and free of mycotoxins it makes better silage.'
September 12, 2014
Fish oil is an ideal source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the main source of omega-3 in feed is limited, if the farmed salmon itself is to remain a rich source of omega-3.
This means that the salmon feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients that contain omega-3. Experiments at Nofima have shown that a type of algae known as “heterotrophic algae” can fully replace fish oil in feed used for small salmon.