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Silage tips to minimise mycotoxin risk

To minimise the risk of mycotoxins in the silage clamp, cut grass depending on soil and crop conditions.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – With peak silage-making season upon us, farmers are being urged to focus on the process to minimise the threat of moulds and potential multiple mycotoxin contamination in their conserved forage. Despite the recent cooler than average weather for this time of year, silage making has started early.  For good quality and quantity of silage, farmers are advised to cut and ensile grass correctly to minimise the risk of aerobic deterioration, mould development and multiple mycotoxin contamination.

Abdelrahman wins U.S. Aquaculture Society/Alltech Young Scientist Award

Dr. Kathleen Hartman, the former president of the United States Aquaculture Society (USAS), accepts the Alltech Young Scientist affiliation partnership certificate from Dr. Jorge Arias, Alltech. This year’s 10th annual Alltech Young Scientist program partnered with the USAS to award scientific intellect and investigation in the field of aquaculture
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The United States Aquaculture Society (USAS) joined the Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program in an inaugural partnership program, rewarding scientific intellect in the field of agri-science.

Alltech to award Gen. Colin Powell with Medal of Excellence

On Monday, May 18, Alltech will present General Colin Powell with the 2015 Medal of Excellence, the highest honor awarded annually by Alltech. Powell will be sharing his insights on leadership with the international attendees at the official opening session of the Alltech REBELation conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – General Colin Powell will receive the Alltech Medal of Excellence during the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington, Ky., May 17-20. The Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s highest distinction, awarded annually to someone of great achievement and character. Previous honorees include scientists such as Dr. Eugenia Wang for her pioneering work in microRNA and agricultural leaders such as Norman Borlaug, the “father of the Green Revolution.”

Seven European journalists prepare for IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders boot camp

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[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Seven European agricultural journalists were selected for the 2015 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award. A total of 10 participants were selected for this year’s award with seven of them being from Europe. The award supports the winners’ participation in the IFAJ Congress and in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop that will take place October 12- 13, prior to the IFAJ Congress in New Zealand. The seven successful European applicants for this year’s 10th annual award are as follows:

Webinar alert: Spring storage concerns for dairy and beef feed

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WHAT: Join Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team, as he presents the latest information on the rising mycotoxin levels found in North America stored corn silage and TMR samples and the increased risk it presents to dairy and beef cattle. WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015 12 p.m. EDT WHERE: To reserve a spot for the webinar: