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DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Making Sense of Feed Efficiency

There has been a lot of press recently about genetic selection for production efficiency. There was a symposium focused on this topic at the 2015 American Dairy Science Association meeting held in Orlando Florida. This research has far reaching implications with climate change, nutrient management and economics. However, how can feed efficiency (FE) or dry matter intake efficiency be used on the farm right now?

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT: Audit Reveals Stray Voltage May Be Amping Up SCC

Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist, investigates the cause of high somatic cell counts, mastitis cases and losses at a Pennsylvania dairy.

ALLABOUTFEED: Alltech: High Mycotoxin Risk in Corn Silage

Due to continuous development of moulds in storage, corn silage is now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination which contributes to a higher risk for total mixed rations (TMR), according to Alltech’s recent mycotoxin storage analysis for 2015.

PROGRESSIVE CATTLEMAN: Beef Production Without Use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters

There's a growing demand for AGP-free beef in the United States, but stateside beef producers are finding it difficult to keep up. Alltech's Vaughn Holder and Karl Dawson discuss the consumer movement towards antibiotic-free meat, and the steps every day producers can take to support their animals' immune systems and build a strong nutritional foundation through a tailored feeding program. 

PORK NETWORK: New Technology in Nutrition

Questions on enzymes and feed formulation in swine are addressed through new technology - in - vitro digestion and near infrared scanning. Alltech Applications Research Scientist, Kyle McKinney, and Alltech Research Projects Manager, Ryan Samuel, share their research findings and analysis of the valuable innovations. 

RFD-TV: Alltech Visits Nashville

Alltech Crop Science’s Bob Webb joined RFD-TV’s Market Day Report and discussed Alltech’s holistic approach from seed to feed to food.

DRINKS INDUSTRY IRELAND: Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co produces award-winning beer and spirits and is one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. 


Alltech’s forward-looking founder Dr. T Pearse Lyons once said, “Using yeast as a catalyst, we built a business. That business stretches from the human side, all the way through animals, to baker’s yeast, supplements, but most of our business has to do with improving the health of animals.” Simple, yet time-tested ideas like this are indeed the catalyst for Alltech’s impactful growth over the years, as Dr. Mark Lyons, Global Vice President and Head of Greater China, explains to FEED Business Worldwide in an interview.


It is a tough question to answer – why do pigs get sick? It is a fact that opportunistic pathogens exist in the immediate surroundings of the pig. These bacteria, viruses and parasites wait for a break in the defence system and invade and infect. Different types of bacteria and viruses can thrive on the skin, in the mouth, nostrils and even in reproductive and excretory organs. Given the opportunity, these pathogens stake a claim on the affected part of the body and proliferate unless they are stopped by the immune defences.

FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM: Alltech files patent on system to evalute the impact of feed on livestock carbon footprint

Alltech has filed a patent on a method for estimating and optimising feed efficiency and carbon footprint for livestock. The system allows for adjustments to be made in an animal's feed to improve meat production, while reducing waste, said the global nutrition company.