February 13, 2007
[Dublin, Ireland] -- The shift in corn use toward fuel ethanol has wide-ranging implications for the animal feed industry in terms of feed costs, availability, and ration formulation.New technologies will be required to address this energy crisis, and some of that technology already exists. What energy sources will we use in the future? What do we need to know about by-products such as distillers dried grains (DDGs)? What technologies can help maximize nutrient extraction during digestion?
February 2, 2007
[Dublin, Ireland] -- Global animal health company Alltech announced its end-of-year results for 2006. Revenue for the year-end was $303 million, up 20% from 2005.? This strong performance represents many significant advances in the company throughout the year, particularly with regard to the organic selenium product, Sel-Plex?, which is the only such product to have received EU approval. In addition, the company's newest production facility in Brazil was fully up and running with capacity to produce 50,000 tons of yeast annually.
January 31, 2007
[Curitiba, Brazil] -- Global animal health company Alltech announced it has hired Buhler, the worldwide leader in the design and construction of packaging systems, to design and install a fully automatic packaging system for its state-of-the-art yeast plant in Brazil.? The new system will be built using stainless steel to create a true food grade quality packaging system.
January 23, 2007
[Lexington, Kentucky] -- While Americans search for cheaper fuel, the damages wrought on the animal agriculture industry is far-reaching.? As has been well-documented, the demand for ethanol is booming throughout the United States and, as a result, raising the price of corn globally.? To offset the rise in prices, farmers are using the by-product from ethanol production, dried distiller's grains with solubles (DDGS) to feed their animals.? While this is a great source of protein, it can also present several challenges.?
January 23, 2007
[Dunboyne, Ireland] -- Alltech and Context Products have recently published a new reference guide entitled The Minerals Directory, an essential review of minerals and trace minerals in livestock with key information from aluminium to zinc. The publication gives readers an overview of 27 minerals and trace minerals in animal nutrition. It contains information on mineral sources, functions, benefits, absorption, metabolism, antagonists, requirements and more.