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DAIRYBUSINESS: Mycotoxins: More Than Meets the Eye

When troubleshooting herds that may have been exposed to salmonella, E. coli or mold and mycotoxins, the most important thing for the investigator to keep in mind is to not assume fixing one problem on the dairy will fix everything. Tom Lorenzen and Jeff Ehler solve the mycotoxin mystery. 

CONDÉ NEST TRAVELER: Lexington Is the Bourbon Destination You Need to Know About

Lexington is closer to more distilleries than its big brother Louisville, as well as being full of history and traditional Southern charm. Town Branch opened in 2012 and were immediately Lexington’s biggest bourbon-maker. The operation relies on two towering copper-pot stills, imported from Scotland, to produce its juice.

FEED COMPOUNDER: China Agricultural University, Bord Bia and Ireland's Dept. of Ag meet at Alltech Ireland for closer dairy collaboration

Prestigious members of the Chinese dairy industry met with leading figures in Irish agriculture in early September at Alltech's European headquarters in County Meath. The meeting was designed to encourage closer collaboration between China and Ireland, particularly with regard to their dairy industries. For the past several weeks, students from the China Agricultural University, Beijing, interned on Irish dairy farms to gain experience with Ireland's grass-based dairy system, which stands in contrast to the Chinese housed method. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: DHA-Fortified Milk May Be The Opportunity Our Industry Needs

As a global leader in animal nutrition, it may come as a surprise to some that a dietician nutritionist is a member of the Alltech staff. But Nikki Putnam, who fulfills that role, said it is a very natural fit, denoting healthier animals produce healthier food products. Putnam said DHA is important for brain and eye development in infants and children and also cognitive ability and behavior outcomes in children, as well as being good for heart health.

INTERNATIONAL HATCHERY PRACTICE: Breeder Hens - Getting the Best Performance Using Feed Technology

Breeder hens are perhaps the most valuable animal in the poultry industry and as such, their performance is paramount to not only the economic success of the breeder business, but also how it impacts the production chain through hatcheries and broiler production. Dr. Jules Taylor Pickard, European business director, Alltech, highlights how to get the best performance using feed technology.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Dry Cow Management 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 in integral part of dairy herd management. Sarah Maher, technical support, Alltech Ireland, tells us how to get the best from your dry cow. 

EFEED LINK: Alltech: Of MIKO, 37+ and Broad-based Management

Beyond excellent products, Alltech believes that a broad-based approach to mycotoxin control is the best one to provide the flexibility required to effectively deal with challenges in the field in a simple, cost effective manner. 

KENTUCKY LIVING: The Science of Alltech

Alltech, an innovative Nicholasville-based company, a global biotech leader in producing natural animal health and nutrition products, also has goals to improve human health. 

AG WEB: MINT Steals BRIC’s Limelight

There’s a new acronym in town. For years, we’ve heard about the growth potential in the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Now, a new set of countries is stealing the limelight. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (MINT) hold big potential for ag production and U.S. exports. Why?


One of the most menancing challenges faced by live-stock producers is the presence of molds and mycotoxins in feedstuffs. Production and reproduction probems can be related to the ingestion of feedstuffs contaminatted by mold, molds and mycotoxins, or mycotoxins themselves.