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Don’t let the summer heat spoil your herd’s milking potential

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – With milk prices on a downward slope this spring, it’s more important than ever not to dump money down the drain this summer. Keeping cattle healthy and protected from the threat of mastitis can be extremely difficult, especially during the summer months.  Heat, humidity and other factors can make managing the potential for pathogenic bacteria even more difficult. Poor practices that might be tolerated during cooler parts of the year hold minimal to no forgiveness during the warmer months.

2015 Alltech mycotoxin storage analysis: The only constant is change

According to Alltech’s recent storage myctoxin analysis, the Risk Equivalent Quantity (REQ) for mycotoxins in corn silage decreased from September through December; however REQ has steadily increased since February and could be due to oxygen exposure and face management.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] –  Dairy and beef producers should keep a watchful eye over the remaining 2014 crop in their bins as both corn silage and total mixed rations (TMR) are now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination, according to Alltech’s recent storage analysis.

Alltech to honor Coach John Calipari with humanitarian award

Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech, was joined in 2011 by John Calipari, University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on a visit to the two primary schools Alltech supports in Haiti. On Wednesday, May 20, Alltech will present Coach John Calipari with the 2015 Humanitarian Award. One of college basketball’s most successful coaches, Calipari will be sharing his insights on team building and leadership with the international attendees at the closing session of the Alltech REBELation conference.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – They call him a “dream maker,” but his dream weaving stretches far beyond the young players he turns into champions. As one of college basketball’s most successful coaches, John Calipari of the University of Kentucky has leveraged his power of influence for charitable endeavors, while inspiring countless other people to join him in his good works. For this reason, Alltech will be honoring Calipari with its prestigious Humanitarian Award during the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington, Ky., May 17-20.

Five ways to keep your pigs from sizzling this summer

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The heat is almost on. If the Old Farmer’s Almanac maintains its 80 percent accuracy rating, summer 2015 will be hot and dry. What can pig producers do now to prepare their barn? Heat can cause significant stress for pigs, often causing agitation and affecting their eating habits. When pigs eat less, they convert less feed into muscle thus reducing their average daily gain, increasing their days to market and ultimately putting a damper on the producer’s pocket book. Stress also opens doors to many other possibilities such as health challenges.

Alltech launches new Irish on-farm internship programme for Chinese graduates

Signing a five-year agreement with China Agricultural University (CAU) were Vice President Wang Tao, China Agricultural University (CAU) and Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president and head of Greater China at Alltech, witnessed by Professor Li Shengli, chief dairy scientist at CAU; Mr. Feng Weizhe, director of the International Affairs Office; and His Excellency Ambassador Paul Kavanagh, Ireland’s ambassador to China. The agreement will develop a closer relationship between Alltech and CAU.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – This week at China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, Alltech announced a new internship programme. The Irish On-Farm Internship programme will select up to six Chinese graduates to work in Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland, whilst undertaking on-farm training with Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority. The students will complete a project on Ireland’s dairy farming sector while gaining valuable experience, working and living on Irish farms over a two-month period.