January 23, 2015
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Around the world, feed producers responded to consumer demands for more protein by increasing the number of mills that produce animal feed and the amount of product they generate. The 2015 Survey released today by Alltech revealed an estimated total of 980 million metric tons of feed produced globally, an increase of about 2 percent over the prior year.
January 19, 2015
A celebration of all things entrepreneurship, business and marketing, and the role of science and agriculture: Mark your calendars for May 16-20 in Lexington, Kentucky, for Alltech’s “Rebelation” Week of innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas.
January 19, 2015
[ATLANTA] – Good or bad, bacteria are always present in the gastrointestinal tract of the bird. Some microorganisms can lead to disease, leaving poultry integrators with high treatment costs and losses in production; while other bacterial communities can be beneficial, colonizing the gut at the expense of pathogenic organisms. When it comes to a healthy flock, it’s the good bacteria and gut health that can make or break a successful poultry operation.
January 16, 2015
[GUELPH, Ontario] – While milk has often been coined with the tagline, ‘it does a body good,’ University of Guelph researchers have discovered another reason that statement holds true through selenium supplementation. In a recent study, scientists revealed that dairy cows fed diets including selenium produce milk that may help reduce the progression of human breast cancer tumors.
January 15, 2015
[DES MOINES] – It’s a continuous race against time and money in the pig barn. Striving for the ultimate goal of getting pigs to market weight as quickly as possible; producers are also racing against the ever-growing cost that comes with each additional day the pigs are not sent to market. Poor gut health can delay marketing, adding further time to reach the desired finishing weight and money for the extra feed that must be purchased.