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Irishman David Simpson Wins Alltech Christmas Puissance at Olympia

David Simpson circles the Olympia arena on his mare Richi Rich after winning the Alltech Christmas Puissance at Olympia, London. Credit: Kit Houghton.
[London, U.K.] – The Christmas spirit spread quickly through the arena at Olympia, The London International Horse Show last night. Much to the delight of a full house, Irish rider David Simpson leapt to victory on his horse Richi Rich to claim the Alltech Christmas Puissance title for 2014. Simpson’s mare cleared the fourth and final jump-off at a height of 2.20m (7ft 3in) at Olympia. After going head-to-head with one of Belgian’s top riders, Karline De Brabander on Fantomas de Muze, the enthralled crowd was silenced with the dramatic display of riding skill.

Top Five Alltech Blog Posts in 2014: From PEDv to the Zero-Grazing Method

One of the top five performing blog posts on the Alltech blog for 2014 included one on the various types of algae that exist. The Alltech Algae facility in Kentucky produces heterotrophic algae, which means they are grown in stainless steel tanks without sunlight.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – We love agriculture. We love lists. And we love reflecting on an exciting 2014 that brought more attention than ever to agriculture and its crucial role in today’s world. So it’s in that spirit that we highlight the top five most-read Alltech blog posts of 2014. From the most-read post about PEDv to another highlighting a Northern Ireland farmer experimenting with the zero grazing method, droves of readers jumped in to learn more about the topics that mattered to them this year. The top-read posts that you may want to check out as we head into 2015 include:

Last Chance to Enter 2014- 2015 Alltech Young Scientist Competition

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – As college students around the globe cram for final exams and put the finishing touches on their theses before a long semester break, one deadline students will not want to miss is the Alltech Young Scientist competition. Registration and paper submission closes December 31, 2014. Featuring the largest global agri-science university competition of its kind, the Alltech Young Scientist program reflects Alltech’s commitment to reward science and innovation.

Pig Barns Prep for More than Frigid Temperatures This Winter

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Last year as Jack Frost nipped across the United States, the swine industry saw an immense spike in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases. With the absence of summer heat and dry conditions to keep the virus at bay, the disease spread through barns across 31 states. Now with a renewed focus on biosecurity measures and nutritional management, the industry hopes to reverse this costly trend and avoid another surge in PEDv infections.

Alltech Dairy School: Invest Today for Profitability Tomorrow

Tom Lorenzen, Alltech On-farm Specialist, encouraged dairy producers to take a Sherlock Holmes investigative approach to herd health and environment during his presentation at Alltech’s 11th Annual Dairy School at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
[GREEN BAY, Wis.] – More than 250 farmers, nutritionists and industry professionals descended upon Lambeau Field recently, ready to accept the challenge, “Are you in it to win it?” and discuss innovations and investments every dairy should consider for a fruitful future.