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PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: 2015 North America Harvest Analysis: What Are You Feeding?

As we approach the final stretch of winter, this past year’s harvest may seem like an eternity ago. However, as dairy producers begin to feed out the 2015 crop, they may want to consider testing for mold and mycotoxins. A wet spring and a late dry season obstructed the quality of the 2015 North America crop, generating inconsistencies in plant growth and putting dairy cows and calves at higher risk for mycotoxin exposure.

FEED INTERNATIONAL: US Corn Mycotoxins Show Low Risk to Swine, Poultry

Although Alltech's mycotoxin outlook for 2015 corn crop showed mostly low risk to swine and poultry, mycotoxins can affect animal performance and health even at lower levels, said Alexandra Weaver, Alltech's Mycotoxin Management technical support during the recent 2015 North American Harvest Analysis webinar.  

FEEDSTUFFS: Global Feed Production Up 2%

Results from the "2016 Global Feed Survey" released January 22 by Alltech estimate that international feed tonnage is now at 995.5 million metric tons, a 2.0% increase over 2014 and a 14% increase since Alltech first published global feed survey results in 2011. The analysis of the five-year trends showed growth predominantly from pig, poultry and aqua feed sectors and intensification of productions in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe.   

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Canada Harvest Analysis: Safely Store Away Corn Silage, Wheat

The quality of the 2015 corn silage crop should be a concern for dairy producers on both sides of the border, according to the latest results from Alltech’s North America Harvest Analysis. Canadian dairies, in particular, might want to consider further testing their TMRs for mold and mycotoxins before adding wheat on top. Dr. Max Hawkins discusses the annual study where corn silage samples from across the U.S. and Canada were surveyed. 

PROGRESSIVE FORAGE GROWER: Crop Management: How to Improve Crop Quality

Essential for animal health and production, forage quality often receives far less consideration than it deserves. Sufficient animal nutrition is vital for improving gain, increasing milk production, striving for efficient reproduction and enhancing profit. However, forage quality varies greatly among crops and the nutritional needs of animals.

WATTAGNET.COM: Yeast, a Good Choice to Produce Antibiotic-Free Poultry

Intestinal flora management with derivatives of yeast cell wall has advantages for producing antibiotic-free birds. Changing the paradigm of 60 years of using antibiotics in poultry production is quite difficult.

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Selenium Deficiency in Beef Cattle

Selenium (Se) was discovered in 1818, but its role in animal nutrition wasn’t understood until the 1950s, when Se was identified as an essential nutrient. Selenium is thought of as a trace or micromineral in beef cattle diets. Beef cattle only require 0.1 parts per million (ppm) of Se in the total diet (not the mineral supplement). Although plants in some parts of the country can contain toxic levels of Se, forages grown in many parts of the country do not contain adequate levels of Se for optimum animal performance.

INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED: More robust and accurate global figures for feed output in 2015

Ask and you shall receive. As global disposable income increases, consumers have developed a palate for protein, and, over the past five years the feed industry has delivered. Results from the 2016 Global Feed Survey released in late January by Alltech estimates international feed tonnage now at 995.50 million metric tonnes, a 1.97 percent increase over last year and a 14 percent increase since Alltech first published Global Feed Survey results in 2011 - but still just 4.5 million tonnes short of the one billion tonne mark. 

FFT.IE: Fáilte Ireland Hosts Inaugural Conference Ambassadors Awards

Fáilte Ireland has honoured 79 ‘Conference Ambassadors’ at its inaugural Conference Ambassador Recognition Awards ceremony at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on Thursday, 21st January.The candidate selected for Outstanding Contribution to Business Tourism during the Gathering was Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder and President of Alltech, who chose to host eight international Alltech business events in Ireland during 2013. During that year of The Gathering, Pearse brought a total of 3,000 international delegates to Ireland.

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: Alltech Dairy School: 'One Team, One Dream'

More than 200 farmers, nutritionists and industry professionals huddled together at Lambeau Field recently to discuss the latest strategies for successful dairy farming and how to achieve their goals for "One team, One dream" within the industry at Alltech Wisconsin's Dairy School.