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Benchmarking antibiotic use in the European pig industry

Improving antibiotic registration systems, carrying out independent farm monitoring, benchmarking and improving biosecurity will allow European pig producers to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the food chain.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] The widespread use of antibiotics in human and animal medicine increases the level of resistant bacteria. This makes it more difficult to treat disease in an efficient way. Innovative technologies and research initiatives can be successful when they include experts from different disciplines and work with producers in the industry.

Keep pig profits from melting this summer

Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, European business director, Alltech, provides some top tips to reduce heat stress and its effects.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Stress has major implications on the animal’s overall health, and with the summer heat approaching comes a perfect storm for stress. Pork producers not only have to worry about the normal sorting, loading and hauling stress on their herd, but they also have to address the additional challenges from heat stress. Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Indirect effects of heat stress such as reduced feed intake contribute to, but do not fully explain, decreased productivity.

Innovative agri-business leaders from across the globe gather in Washington to share ideas

Hills overlook a hops farm in the Columbia Basin, one of the stops on the Alltech Crop Science tour in Washington.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – To stay competitive in agriculture today, stakeholders are looking for the latest innovative ideas to apply to their operations. Sometimes that means stepping out of their known geography and areas of crop expertise and into other arenas to look for new ideas. “Innovation to me means straying off the expected path and going in a new direction, even if that new direction ends up in a cul-de-sac,” said Simon Allen, an independent agronomy consultant based in the United Kingdom.

The Alltech Idea Lab: Access world-changing ideas and innovation in business, science and agriculture

Many of the presentations from ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference are now accessible online at the Alltech Idea Lab.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech welcomed more than 3,000 attendees from 71 countries to Lexington, Kentucky, USA, for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, an international forum for world-changing ideas and inspiration. Speakers, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble Jim Stengel, renowned author and water expert Seth M.

Keep pig profits from melting this summer

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Stress is not only bad for the animal and the producer’s profits, but it also short-changes the consumer. Stress right before slaughter can result in pale, soft pork with greater drip loss, while long-term stress can cause dark, firm and dry pork.

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