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WATTAGNET.COM: Antibiotic-Free Broiler Production Is Sustainable

At the Alltech REBELation Symposium, Dr. David Wicker, live operations vice president, Fieldale Farms, challenges broiler company managers to develop a can-do attitude about antibiotic free-production. He speaks on how it can be sustainable, doable and humane. "It starts out right here in this room," he said. "We have to change a lot of thinking." 

HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL: 'Pulse Of The Planet' Transpired in Kentucky

Journalist Trent Loos, who attended the Alltech REBELation Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, calls the event the 'pulse of the planet,' and heralds the tremendous opportunity it provided to learn about the world's agriculture from representatives from 87 different countries. 

DAIRY NEWS: China Stops Buying, Prices Crumble

The Chinese bought a one year supply of milk powder from world markets and then suddenly stopped buying. Alltech Chief Innovation Officer, Aidan Connolly, states that it is having a dramatic effect on prices in China, New Zealand and the rest of the world. 

PORK NETWORK: Mycotoxins - The Hidden Profit Robber

Based on samples sent to the Alltech 37+ analytical services lab from September 2014 to March 2015, it was determined that 95.5 percent of all finished swine feeds from the United States contain two or more mycotoxins, which are harmful for pig health. Learn how to prevent mycotoxin contamination in feed and through the use of Alltech's recommended practices and products.

FEEDINFO: Alltech Widens Market Presence with Ridley Acquisition

In late April Alltech announced it was purchasing Ridley Inc. for USD 426 million in what will be the company's most transformative acquisition to date. 

POULTRY TECHNOLOGY: Alltech Wants to Bridge The Gap of Research Farms Versus Performance in the Field - Aidan Connolly

Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech, answers some of the poultry industry's most insightful questions about Alltech's role in innovation including, "Does Alltech have an alternative solution for antibiotics?" "Which new customer segments will emerge in the next five years?" "What are the major findings on poultry from Alltech's Global Feed Survey?" and much more.

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Is Your Feed Supplier Double-Checking Your Mineral?

In the last two years, the U.S. beef industry experienced some of the largest recalls on record as Ranch Feeding Corporation announced a recall for 8.7 million pounds of “unwholesome” beef in 2013. 

DAIRYBUSINESS: Milk Prices Dropping: Feed Strategically

The dairy farmers will soon discover that 2015 will be a challenging year to maintain profitability, according to one industry expert. "Milk prices have dropped 30 percent compared to 2014,” said Mike Hutjens, professor of animal sciences emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana. 

DAIRYBUSINESS EAST: Ask Your Milkers About Consistent Communication on the Dairy

How effectively do you, the owner, communicate your goals to with the herdsmen and the rest of the team? Has your team discussed a consistent milking routine? How you communicated teat cleaning procedures to your employees? 

AGWEB: Five Smart Ways to Save Money when Milk Prices Plummet

2015 could be a challenging year to maintain profitability on the dairy. As Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, stated there are some “golden rules” when it comes to dairy nutrition that should never be broken, even when milk prices plummet.