July 1, 2016
[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.
June 24, 2016
[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.
June 21, 2016
[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.
June 14, 2016
[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.
June 6, 2016
[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.