January 10, 2017
In 2017, the Australian pork industry will voluntarily shift from sow stalls to loose housing, which will see many sows housed in groups. One of the biggest challenges in the transition is expected to be aggression between pregnant sows,
which can lead to injuries and reabsorptions or abortions of fetuses. Lienert Australia nutritionist Cassie Dickson recently examined reducing aggression through nutrition. This article from Pork Journal Magazine explains what she found.
January 3, 2017
The Alltech® Mycotoxin Management team analyzed corn, spring wheat, barley and triticale samples from across Canada as part of the 2016 Alltech Canada Harvest Analysis. The results indicated a high risk for the presence of mycotoxins in total mixed rations (TMR), distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and silage. Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist with Alltech explains the results from the recent harvest analysis.
December 20, 2016
Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company, has acquired Solbiosur, a specialised agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain. Solbiosur is well-regarded in Spain as being a provider of innovative agricultural and horticultural solutions dedicated to improving yield and efficiency for the producer.
December 19, 2016
Carbon footprint information gathered throughout Europe demonstrates that profitability and sustainability are not conflicting goals for dairy and beef operations. Dr. Amanda Gehman of Alltech explains how farms are maximizing profitability while minimizing environmental impact.
December 14, 2016
Since its inception in the early 80s, the genetically modified organism (GMO) has been mired in controversy. It has promised much: disease-resistance, more effective use of pesticides, longer shelf-lives for food and greater yields for farmers.
December 5, 2016
The details of a pioneering project to build an artificial salmon gut, in order to improve the digestion of novel feed ingredients, have just been released.
Led by scientists at the University of Glasgow, the three-year SalmoSim project will work in collaboration with The Marine Institute and University College Cork (Ireland), Nofima (Norway), Alltech and Marine Harvest.
November 22, 2016
At EuroTier 2016, we hear about innovation at fish feed producer, Coppens, five months after global nutrition company, Alltech, acquired it.
The CEO, Patrick Charlton, said the integration of the Dutch fish feed producer has being progressing well.
November 21, 2016
Nikki Putnam, registered dietitian nutritionist, explains how producers and food companies can “future-proof”, or meet their bottom line while still being innovative.
Alltech’s Dr. Amanda Gehman shares more about a lifetime approach to antibiotic-free production.
November 14, 2016
The presence of between one and 10 different mycotoxins in over 90 per cent of grain samples taken from a recent harvest survey has highlighted this year’s continuing high risk of mycotoxin poisoning.
October 25, 2016
Making food production systems safer, greener, and robust enough to feed a population comprising one out of every five humans on the planet is an enormously complex task. It is not simply a question of technological or scientific sophistication.