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Alltech Crop Science to feature natural range for intensive crop production at Fruit Attraction, Spain

Rebecca Noble discusses intensive crop production with Santiago Gonzalez Garcia, technician at Agropecuária Maifra, in Mazarrón, Spain ahead of Fruit Attraction 2015.
[MADRID, Spain] – Alltech Crop Science, a division of Alltech, is delighted to exhibit to more than 40,500 professional participants at Fruit Attraction, Spain’s largest fruit and vegetable trade show. Alltech Crop Science will feature at stand 9E14, with experts available to discuss optimising intensive crop production, in both yield and quality.

Mycotoxins predicted to become more prevalent due to climate changes, will have greater impact on rumen function

More than 50 dairy producers and industry members attended the Alltech Mycotoxin Roadshow this week at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, where Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels presented a snapshot of the global mycotoxin problem as well as the role mycotoxins play in the health and performance of dairy cows during her presentation, “Impacts of Mycotoxins on Dairy Cows.”
[MADISON, Wis.] –Mycotoxins, often one of the most neglected considerations in ruminant diets, should be a major animal health and welfare concern in modern animal husbandry, according to one leading researcher and veterinarian. “Under the conditions of modern agricultural practice, mycotoxin contamination of feed materials cannot entirely be avoided,” said Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University. “It is predicted that at the current level, the prevalence of mycotoxins will increase due to changes in the climate.”

Alltech Mycotoxin Management program receives Star Feed Additive Award

Online media outlet, China Feed Industry Information Network recently presented the Alltech Mycotoxin Management program with the Star Feed Additive—Top 5 Mycotoxin Solution award.
[GUANGZHOU, China] –The Alltech Mycotoxin Management program once again took home top honors in China with recognition as a ‘star’ in the feed trade. Online media outlet China Feed Industry Information Network recently presented the Alltech Mycotoxin Management program with the Star Feed Additive—Top 5 Mycotoxin Solution award. The award comes after seven phases of online voting and a review by a 30-member expert team.

Alltech survey reveals 25 percent of clay-based mycotoxin binders are contaminated with heavy metals above maximum EU limits

Alltech’s laboratory in Bangalore, where 25 percent of mycotoxin binder samples tested in the Alltech heavy metal survey were found to be contaminated.
[BANGALORE, India] – The results of the 2015 Alltech heavy metal, dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) survey are in. Following previous surveys of trace minerals, Alltech undertook a survey throughout South Asia on samples of clay-, yeast- and enzyme-based mycotoxin binders. Data suggests inorganic clay-based mycotoxin binders used by feed manufacturers and farmers could be contaminated with toxic levels of at least two different heavy metals, potentially compromising animal health.

Keep air quality, ammonia in check this autumn

A number of management factors can contribute to poor air quality and ammonia in the swine barns, such as overfeeding nutrients as well as reduced ventilation. One nutritional approach that some producers have found as a safe, natural way to reduce emissions and maintain air quality is the addition of a yucca plant extract that binds ammonia.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Fall is in the air. As temperatures decrease and relief begins from the summer sun’s intense rays, swine producers will prepare their facilities for the change in season. “Just as with the summer heat, the fall/winter season also requires proper ventilation,” said Russell Gilliam, U.S. swine business manager for Alltech. “During colder months, a balance to keep air moving, without causing abnormal temperature changes in the barn, must be met.”