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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.

FISH FARMING EXPERT: Sights set on salmon market

Patrick Charlton, Alltech’s European Vice President and newly appointed CEO of Coppens International, outlines his vision of the aquafeed industry and explains what Alltech might bring to the sector.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Getting the dry period right for autumn calving cows

In the past, the care and feeding of the dry cow was not high on the list of priorities for many dairy farmers. Dry cows were often neglected and placed on the back foot but thankfully, today, dry cow management is seen as an integral part of dairy herd management, writes April Higgins, technical adviser, Alltech Ireland. 

FEED NAVIGATOR: Consolidation, genetics and nutrition improved the Chinese dairy industry, is the focus now on beef?

A focus on improving genetics and nutrition has grown the dairy industry in China, but efforts have lagged in beef production, says Ian Lahiffe of Alltech China. He believes that will change soon.

FISH UPDATE: New tool to probe poor digestion

THE link between inefficient digestion and intestinal microbes is the focus of a new study, to be conducted by the University of Glasgow and the Norwegian research institute Nofima, along  with industry partners Marine Harvest and nutrition specialist Alltech. Intestinal microbes are known to play a central role in how fish metabolise and harvest energy from feed, and greater understanding of these processes could improve growth in salmon.

FARMING LIFE: Dairy farmers should be alert to signs of compromised rumen function

As diets change to reflect grazing availability, dairy farmers are being urged to look out for the warning signs of compromised rumen function that can lower feed efficiency and overall production performance.

NATIONAL HOG FARMER: Transitioning to antibiotic-free pig production: Change your expectations

“Globally, regulators are concerned and increasingly putting legislation and restrictions in place and have already done so in 47 countries around the world,” says Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech. “Whether agriculture feels this is its responsibility or not, it is clear that agriculture is in the crosshairs of legislators who find this politically easier to tackle, perhaps, than human-mediated resistance.”

FARMERS WEEKLY: Let the dung do the talking

To produce milk efficiently, it is vital the cow is able to extract as much as possible from its diet. Good rumen health is fundamental to achieve this and producers will see a benefit by ensuring the ration promotes a healthy rumen, says Alltech regional ruminant manager Siwan Howatson. 

AGRITRADENEWS: Alltech sets out its Keenan stall

Global animal feed and additive manufacturer Alltech bought the Keenan diet feeder equipment business from the receiver earlier this year as it believes the business fits with its ethos and has considerable commercial potential, says Robert Walker, recently appointed as Keenan’s new chief executive.

THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST: Building a global business

"People don't remember what you say, they remember what you did for them"  Pearse Lyons may be Ireland’s secret billionaire, but in Kentucky, everyone knows the Alltech founder who, at 72, still has bags of enthusiasm for growing his global business. 

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