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AGWEB: Will All Livestock Production Be Antibiotic-Free?

Consumer perceptions, retailers and legislation are changing the way livestock are raised in the U.S. Panera Bread and Chipotle have been marketing antibiotic-free meat for some time, and McDonald’s will soon join their ranks. Tyson Foods is also moving towards antibiotic-free. With the Veterinary Feed Directive set to begin implementation in October and take full effect at the end of 2016, producers will need to take additional steps while feeding medications. 

ALLABOUTFEED: Methane Emissions Down, Farm Efficiency Up

Reduction of methane emissions starts with improved efficiency, but how do you identify the profitable opportunities? Software tools are here to help farmers do so, without adding extra costs.  

WATTAGNET.COM: North America wheat shows some mycotoxin contamination

Before the combines hit the fields this fall for harvest, farmers may want to keep a watchful eye on their crop quality. Preliminary testing over the summer months of the 2015 North America wheat crop, conducted by Alltech's 37+ mycotoxin analysis, shows an average 3.2 mycotoxins per sample with Deoxynivalenol (DON) the most predominant.

MIDWEST LIVING: Town Branch Distillery, Lexington

Midwest magazine highlight distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and explains how Town Branch Distilling is a two for one! The production facility brews Town Branch Burbon and Kentucky-branded beer. 

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Making Sense of Feed Efficiency

There has been a lot of press recently about genetic selection for production efficiency. There was a symposium focused on this topic at the 2015 American Dairy Science Association meeting held in Orlando Florida. This research has far reaching implications with climate change, nutrient management and economics. However, how can feed efficiency (FE) or dry matter intake efficiency be used on the farm right now?

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Audit Reveals Stray Voltage May Be Amping Up SCC

Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist, investigates the cause of high somatic cell counts, mastitis cases and losses at a Pennsylvania dairy.

ALLABOUTFEED: Alltech: High Mycotoxin Risk in Corn Silage

Due to continuous development of moulds in storage, corn silage is now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination which contributes to a higher risk for total mixed rations (TMR), according to Alltech’s recent mycotoxin storage analysis for 2015.

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Beef Production Without Use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters

There's a growing demand for AGP-free beef in the United States, but stateside beef producers are finding it difficult to keep up. Alltech's Vaughn Holder and Karl Dawson discuss the consumer movement towards antibiotic-free meat, and the steps every day producers can take to support their animals' immune systems and build a strong nutritional foundation through a tailored feeding program. 

PORK NETWORK: New Technology in Nutrition

Questions on enzymes and feed formulation in swine are addressed through new technology - in - vitro digestion and near infrared scanning. Alltech Applications Research Scientist, Kyle McKinney, and Alltech Research Projects Manager, Ryan Samuel, share their research findings and analysis of the valuable innovations. 

RFD-TV: Alltech Visits Nashville

Alltech Crop Science’s Bob Webb joined RFD-TV’s Market Day Report and discussed Alltech’s holistic approach from seed to feed to food.