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Lexington Mixologist Wins Town Branch Cocktail Contest with French Toast Inspired Cocktail

Daniel Weeks of Shorty’s on Short Street won the top prize in the first Town Branch Cocktail Contest Aug.4, 2014 with his strawberry French toast inspired “Town Toast” cocktail. Mark Coffman, right, is master distiller at Town Branch Distillery and served as one of the judges. Weeks took home $1,000 cash, cocktail naming rights and entrance into the Bourbon Social Barrel Cup Cocktail Competition in October.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – A Lexington bartender’s tasty mix of fresh muddled strawberries, vanilla, Town Branch® Rye and Ale-8-One, complemented by the spice of cinnamon, pleased the judges’ palates so much that he took home the top prize in the first Town Branch® Cocktail Contest Monday evening.

Construction of Alltech Pavilion Begins on Grounds of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy

Deirdre Lyons, director of corporate image and design, Alltech
[CAEN, France] – With less than four weeks to go to the official opening ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, excitement is brewing as construction commences on the Alltech Pavilion. Construction crews are currently transforming the land surrounding the Caen Exhibition Centre, which will play host to the 2014 Games Village where the Alltech Pavilion will be located.

Be Wary of Wheat Quality after Wet Weather

According to Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, there have been recent reports of wheat being rejected at grain terminals for DON levels ranging from five ppm to more than 10 ppm.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert. Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted.

PSA: Alltech Honors Auburn University Student, Showcases Latest Research

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LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Kate Meloche, an Auburn University doctoral student, took home the Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award at the recent 2014 Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Alltech To Build Aqua, Layer Facility in Eastern Kentucky

Mrs. Deirdre Lyons, co-founder and director of corporate image and design at Alltech, accepts a symbolic key to the city of Pikeville from Pikeville, Kentucky’s mayor Frank Justice (pictured left). Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (pictured right) announced nearly $6 million in funding for the development of an industrial park in eastern Kentucky, where Alltech has committed to building aquaculture and layer facilities. Photo Credit: Kentucky Office of Creative Service
[FRANKFORT, Ky.]–  Global animal nutrition company Alltech, headquartered in Nicholasville, will become the first occupant on the new Marion Branch industrial site in Pikeville, Kentucky, with plans to develop an aquaculture and poultry layer facility. The project incorporates objectives of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative, begun by Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers in late 2013 to revitalize the struggling economy in eastern Kentucky counties.