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FARM & LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY: Five Ways To Keep Your Pigs from Sizzling This Summer

Things are heating up this summer, and heat can cause a lot of stress for farm animals, especially pigs, due to their inability to thoroughly cool themselves down. It is important to make sure adjustments are made to their environment and proper care is given. In this article, Alltech's Russell Gilliam, U.S. swine business manager, suggests five key management areas for combating the heat and humidty this summer. 

FARM & LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY: Don't Let The Summer Heat Spoil Your Herd's Milking Potential

Milk prices have been falling this spring, so now keeping herds healthy and protected from mastitis is integrally important. Heat, humidity and various factors can contribute to the spread of the bacteria. Roger Scaletti, one of Alltech's dairy experts in milk quality, outlines five tips to keeping dairy herds healthy. 

FEEDINFO.COM: Algae as a DHA Source - Improving on the Original Recipe

The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is crucial for many aspects of canine health—and indeed, for the health of many different species, including humans. In puppies and young dogs, DHA improves the trainability of the animal, in senior dogs it supports heart and joint health, and at all ages it helps cognition, memory, visual development, immunity, and the regulation of inflammatory mediators, among many other roles. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Carbon Footprint: An Opportunity for Farmers, Not a Threat

Members of the farming community have long considered themselves to be good stewards of the land. But environmentalists haven’t always held the industry in the highest regard when it comes to issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and the overall carbon footprint left by production agriculture. Regardless of which side of the fence one resides on, ag’s carbon footprint and ways to reduce it were topics discussed at one of the many symposiums held during the recent Alltech “REBELation” Conference.


In 2013, Alltech forged a research alliance with Kentucky State University. One of 23 major research alliances Alltech has globally, the company’s partnership with KSU specifically focuses on sustainable agriculture, including aquaculture and crop sciences. Currently, Alltech and KSU researchers are taking a look at how they might revive hemp production.

FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM: Produs Buy is ‘Last Missing Piece of the Jigsaw in Terms of our European Reach’: Alltech

Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, plugs a gap in terms of its European operations and gains a firmer foothold in the Norwegian dairy and aqua markets through the purchase of Produs and Produs Aqua.

IAHJ: The Influence of MOS on Sow and Piglet Performance

Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) are complex carbohydrates derived from the cell all of selected strains of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Dr. Jules Taylor Pickard identifies the primary effects of MOS on the performance of piglets and sows. 

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Mycotoxins and pig performance

The presence of between one and 10 difference mycotoxins in over 90 percent of grain samples taken from a recent harvest survey has highlighted this year's continuing high risk of mycotoxin poisoning. Cathal McCormack, country manager for Alltech Ireland, the company responsible for the tests, hopes that the result will be a timely reminder that pig producers in particular cannot afford to lower their defences against this complex and destructive animal health problem. 

POULTRY INTERNATIONAL: Nutritional Approaches to Broiler Breast Meat Quality

In this article, Dr. Fernando Rutz discusses the mythopathies that can reduce the quality of poultry breast meat, and how to reduce their impact through changes in diet and enhanced nutrition. 

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.