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QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE: Enterprise feeding system unlock genetic potential

Ken Baldwin puts finishing cattle down to two key factors. Top-flight genetics and a quality feeding program that unlocks the potential of those genetics.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN CANADA: Managing by mentoring put into practice at Tiny Acres Holsteins

After leaving formal education in the 10th grade, Wade Bryanton learned a lot of life lessons from the school of hard knocks. He started a business when he was 17 years old and quickly realized he needed to get better at working with people.

REUTERS: Exclusive: Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

THE WESTERN PRODUCER: China inspires economic envy - Economic and agricultural transformation creates opportunities for pork exporters.

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.

THE SCOTTISH FARMER: Yea-Sacc yeast helps reduce rumen pH

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. 

PORK NETWORK: U.S. Producers Still Well-Positioned Globally

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.

EFEEDLINK: Antibiotic resistance: recognising the need for change

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. 

CANADIAN POULTRY: Management is key to antibiotic-free production

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.

NAFB: Alltech Ideas Conference Offers Unique Insight

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.

NAFB: Gastrointestinal health provides success in cattle, dairy production

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.