May 15, 2015
[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.
May 8, 2015
[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.
May 8, 2015
[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.
May 7, 2015
[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.
May 7, 2015
[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.