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PODOMATIC: Rural Route Radio - Oct 18, 2016 - Keeping rural areas of America and Ireland vibrant with Neil Keane

How much Government involvement does it take to keep the rural areas of the world alive and vibrant? That is the question pursued today in addition to what the business of farming needs to continue to thrive.

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER: Some companies talk education. One is building science labs and giving teachers $35,000 to stock them

Business people like to talk about how education should be more rigorous and career-focused. Some just talk about it. Others do something about it. Business organizations such as the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Commerce Lexington have been active partners and advocates for better schools, colleges and universities. Many companies take direct action through grants, scholarships, internships and school partnerships.

FISH FARMING EXPERT: Feed selection for high density recirculation systems

The palatability, performance and pollution characteristics of a feed in high density recirculation systems are critical to the success of the production unit. Intensive freshwater recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) principally have a water treatment system that consists of a solid removal or mechanical filter, a biofilter, a degassing unit and an oxygenation unit.  

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Promoting rumen health to maximise beef finishing efficiency

With short-term beef prices looking very unpredictable, there is now a greater need for beef finishers to look inside their own farm gate to drive performance and economic efficiencies. On the positive side, energy prices seem to be relatively good value; however, silage quality seems to be an issue on many farms, writes Richard Dudgeon, beef specialist, Alltech Ireland.

WORLD POULTRY: Improve broiler bone strength through nutrition

The incidence of leg weakness and broken bones is a serious problem in the poultry industry worldwide and causes huge economic loss each year. Modern broilers grow three to four times faster than previous generations. How can producers ensure that birds develop adequate bone strength through nutrition?

BREWER AND DISTILLER INTERNATIONAL: The Station Works Brewery, expansion in prospect

Following the untimely passing of Lord Ballyedmond in March 2014, the family ultimately began to reorganise their overall business, and thus it came to pass that in July 2015 both the Newry and Great Corby enterprises were sold to Dr Pearse Lyons of Alltech. 

INTERNATIONAL DAIRY TOPICS: Minimising hypocalcaemia in the transition cow

There are numerous factors that affect fertility and reproductive performance of dairy cows, including genetics, environment and nutrition. The transition period is one of the most stressful and physiologically demanding times in the cow's production cycle and is the time when metabolic disturbances are common. 

FEED NAVIGATOR: Initial US feed crop testing shows high mycotoxin load

Mycotoxins levels are being found in early samples from the US 2016 feed crop harvest, says expert.  Alltech released an initial report about mycotoxin load in fall (autumn) feed crops last week. If found only about 2% of the 100 samples the company tested did not have any mycotoxins present. 

WORLD FISHING & AQUACULTURE: Coppens International in compliance with ASC

International aquatic feed solutions provider, Coppens International, is now officially in compliance with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture. Achieving ASC compliance, following an independent assessment, comes shortly after the addition of Coppens International to the family of global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech. 

WORLD POULTRY: Industry searches for new Histomoniasis control strategies

Following the ban of antibiotic use in the animal feed industry by the European Union in the early 2000s and the recent removal of the arsenical drug Histostat Nitarsone from the US market by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the need for novel control strategies against disease is evident. Since the removal of Histostat in late 2015, US poultry producers are seeing an increase in flock morality due to Histomoniasis.