January 26, 2017
Annual global feed production surpassed the one billion metric ton mark for the first-time last year. The 2017 Global Feed Survey released by Alltech Wednesday shows the figure represents a 3.7 percent increase from the year prior. The survey assesses compound feed production and prices through Alltech’s global sales team and industry partners. Audio with Aidan Connolly, Alltech chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts.
Listen here: Alltech Feed Survey Wrap.mp3
January 18, 2017
With the global demand for fish increasing, reaching a per capita consumption of 20 kilograms, farmed fish consumption now exceeds that of wild fish. The supplies of fish meal and fish oil are finite resources that are limiting the growth of the industry and are driving a continual search for alternative raw materials for aquaculture feed production.
January 11, 2017
The two products that received approval last month, ForPlus and All-G Rich, provide producers a value-added feed supplement intended to complement or replace the use of fishmeal and fish oil in feed for dairy cattle, pigs and laying hens, said Stuart McGregor, Alltech Canada general manager.
January 10, 2017
In 2017, the Australian pork industry will voluntarily shift from sow stalls to loose housing, which will see many sows housed in groups. One of the biggest challenges in the transition is expected to be aggression between pregnant sows,
which can lead to injuries and reabsorptions or abortions of fetuses. Lienert Australia nutritionist Cassie Dickson recently examined reducing aggression through nutrition. This article from Pork Journal Magazine explains what she found.
January 3, 2017
The Alltech® Mycotoxin Management team analyzed corn, spring wheat, barley and triticale samples from across Canada as part of the 2016 Alltech Canada Harvest Analysis. The results indicated a high risk for the presence of mycotoxins in total mixed rations (TMR), distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and silage. Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist with Alltech explains the results from the recent harvest analysis.
December 20, 2016
Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company, has acquired Solbiosur, a specialised agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain. Solbiosur is well-regarded in Spain as being a provider of innovative agricultural and horticultural solutions dedicated to improving yield and efficiency for the producer.
December 19, 2016
Carbon footprint information gathered throughout Europe demonstrates that profitability and sustainability are not conflicting goals for dairy and beef operations. Dr. Amanda Gehman of Alltech explains how farms are maximizing profitability while minimizing environmental impact.
December 14, 2016
Since its inception in the early 80s, the genetically modified organism (GMO) has been mired in controversy. It has promised much: disease-resistance, more effective use of pesticides, longer shelf-lives for food and greater yields for farmers.
December 5, 2016
The details of a pioneering project to build an artificial salmon gut, in order to improve the digestion of novel feed ingredients, have just been released.
Led by scientists at the University of Glasgow, the three-year SalmoSim project will work in collaboration with The Marine Institute and University College Cork (Ireland), Nofima (Norway), Alltech and Marine Harvest.
November 22, 2016
At EuroTier 2016, we hear about innovation at fish feed producer, Coppens, five months after global nutrition company, Alltech, acquired it.
The CEO, Patrick Charlton, said the integration of the Dutch fish feed producer has being progressing well.