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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.

FEEDINFO: Alltech, Keenan, and Haier to cooperate in Chinese ag industry

On Sept. 7, Alltech, KEENAN and Haier Financial Services, the financial subsidiary of Haier Group, signed a memorandum that aims to build a healthy agricultural ecosystem in China. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.”