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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. 

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. 

FEEDINFO: Alltech Crop Science opens new facility in Brazil

On Sept.13, Alltech opened a crop science production facility in Uberlândia, Brazil. The new plant will increase production capacity by 150 percent, reaching an annual production of 10 million liters as well as supplying the entire Central- West and Northeast Regions of Brazil more efficiently.   

INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH JOURNAL: A glimpse of how agribusiness can feed the world

As part of the agricultural community, veterinarians are frequently asked to speak at meetings, write papers or even in casual interactions, explain if farming and farmers are ready to feed the world. Not just the world today, but the world of 2050 or 2100.

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.  

SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE MAGAZINE: Boosting Omega-3 uptake with organic minerals

Organic forms of trace mineral have been demonstrated to have higher bioavailability and tissue storage when compared to their inorganic counterparts. This is of primary importance when it comes to their nutritional performance in aquaculture feeds. Organic trace minerals increase bioavailability while promoting performance, reducing mineral loading in diets and decreasing waste discharge.

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: The last 10 years of supermarkets as we know it

According to the chief innovation officer at Alltech, we are now witnessing the last 10 years of the retailer as we know it. Aidan Connolly was speaking at the ASA conference in Kilkenny on Friday and said from talking to people over the last number of years this is the “big thing” he has noticed. The way consumers engage with food is changing.

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: Listen: introducing the prosumer

Aidan Connolly presented the idea of the prosumer to the ASA annual conference in Kilkenny on Friday.

ALL ABOUT FEED: Is yield the only way to value crops?

Evolving technology and better insights into best practices have offered an alternative approach to crop production, providing the innovative tools to not only enhance yield, but also to improve nutritional value. Historically, the commercialisation and intensification of crop production was fuelled by necessary yield improvements to supply a growing population.