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Preventing PEDv: Take Another Look At Biosecurity And Nutrition

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Quality control and stringent biosecurity measures were once again reaffirmed as the only precautions swine producers can truly take against PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus).  After another recent outbreak of the virus, many industry members are now reassessing their feed ingredient sources and tightening the reins on the traceability of their overall management and nutrition programs.

Selenium is Key Ingredient in Producing Healthier Meat For Humans, Brazilian Study Finds

Cutting-edge beef research from Brazil shows a connection between animal nutrition and human health through selenium supplementation. Photograph is courtesy of Dr. Marcus Antonio Zanetti of the School of Animal Science and Food Engineering, USP.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Selenium may be a key ingredient to producing healthier meat and lowering animal cholesterol levels according to researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. The study aimed to determine the effects of canola oil as a fat source when combined with the antioxidants vitamin E and selenium, as well as determine the metabolic lipid oxidation and nutritional value of the beef. The result – a meat enriched with vitamin E and selenium with lower levels of cholesterol. 

Alltech Europe Grows from Strength to Strength – European Team New Hires 2014

Alltech European Headquarters, Sarney, Summerhill Rd, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland.
[Dunboyne, Ireland.] – Global animal health leader Alltech continues to strengthen its European team with the announcement of new hires in both the sales and marketing departments. The newly hired employees will be based across Alltech’s European division from the Czech Republic through to the Republic of Ireland.

Alltech Recognized as a Technology Leader, Earning Microsoft Dynamics 2014 Customer Excellence Award

Alltech and its Chief Information Officer Tim Arthur, pictured here speaking at the 2013 Alltech International Symposium, were also finalists in two other respective categories of the Microsoft awards: Technology Innovation and Business Visionary.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech recently landed a top award in technology for its global, company-wide implementation of a Microsoft® suite that has brought Alltech improved efficiency and helped contribute to its double-digit sales growth. The 2014 Customer Excellence Award for Industry Excellence: Manufacturing was awarded to Alltech as part of the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Awards announced this week.

Calling All Agricultural Entrepreneurs: Alltech Challenges Delegates at U.S. Farm Innovation Series Meetings

During Alltech’s Farm Innovation Series Meetings, farmers will have the chance to hear about technologies such as Alltech’s In Vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) Lab in Brookings, SD. Using rumen fluid and a buffer system to mimic natural rumen fermentation in an oxygen-free environment, IFM measures gas production, identifies total mixed ration (TMR) inefficiencies and provides additional information on the nutritive value of the feed.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] –There is no shortage of hot topics in agriculture today... the 2014 Farm Bill, Old Man Winter’s havoc, and increased propane prices are most likely conversations many farmers across the country have discussed the past few weeks. Global animal health leader Alltech would like to add to the dialogue as it challenges attendees to consider “What If?” during its first annual Farm Innovation Series meetings.