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Corn silage quality concerns? Add slow release nitrogen to ration

Since 2012, more than 44,450 corn silage samples have been submitted to Dairyland Laboratory. When broken into two groups, fresh vs. fermented corn silage, the average soluble protein percent of fresh corn silage is a full 18 percent lower, with 54 percent in the fermented samples and only 36 percent in fresh corn silage. Many producers are now relying on the use of a non-protein nitrogen product to effectively supply required levels of ammonia, especially for fiber-digesting bacteria.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] –Over the past few years, the dairy industry has made it a priority to feed higher forage diets with a correct balance of amino acids and an accurate ratio of lysine to methionine. With this strategy, there also has been more attention on the amount of undegradable protein (RUP) being fed.  

Young ag journalists encouraged to be global leaders

[HAMILTON, New Zealand] – Ten young leaders in agricultural journalism joined together to discuss agribusiness issues from around the world and further develop their skills in leadership and agricultural journalism at this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) boot camp, sponsored by Alltech.

Mycotoxins predicted to become more prevalent in Europe due to climate changes, will have greater impact on rumen function

According to Pedro Caramona, Alltech Mycotoxin Management team, the above average temperatures and soil moisture deficits in certain parts of Europe leave concern for mould and mycotoxin issues for this year’s harvest. The extreme weather map displays large areas in Europe where high temperatures and soil moisture deficits have negatively impacted summer crops in the most critical grain-filling stage for farmers and producers.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Mycotoxins, often one of the most neglected considerations in ruminant diets, should be a major animal health and welfare concern in modern animal husbandry, according to one leading researcher and veterinarian. “Under the conditions of modern agricultural practice, mycotoxin contamination of feed materials cannot entirely be avoided,” said Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University. “It is predicted that at the current level, the prevalence of mycotoxins will increase due to changes in the climate.”

What to do when the population doubles but the farmland does not #ThankAFarmer

The United Nations estimates that agricultural productivity will need to increase 70 percent by the year 2050 to meet the food and feed demands of 9.7 billion people. Alltech Crop Science launches #ThankAFarmer campaign to commemorate World Food Day, Oct. 16 and to pay tribute to farmers and food producers around the world, who continue to find ways to feed the ever-growing population.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – To commemorate United Nations World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2015, Alltech Crop Science is paying tribute to farmers and food producers around the world who continue to find ways to feed the ever-growing population. There are now approximately 7.3 billion people living off the same amount of farmland compared to that in the 1970s. What do you do when the global population doubles, but the world’s farmland is finite?

Alltech Crop Science to feature natural range for intensive crop production at Fruit Attraction, Spain

Rebecca Noble discusses intensive crop production with Santiago Gonzalez Garcia, technician at Agropecuária Maifra, in Mazarrón, Spain ahead of Fruit Attraction 2015.
[MADRID, Spain] – Alltech Crop Science, a division of Alltech, is delighted to exhibit to more than 40,500 professional participants at Fruit Attraction, Spain’s largest fruit and vegetable trade show. Alltech Crop Science will feature at stand 9E14, with experts available to discuss optimising intensive crop production, in both yield and quality.