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Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists announce 2016 A+ Award winners

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Alltech A+ Award for outstanding coverage of international equestrian sport. The A+ Award was established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism. Initially, the focus of the awards program was coverage of the 2010 and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. The theme for the 2016 contest was “Stories of Triumph.”

BEEF WEBINAR: Beat the heat!

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WHAT: Join Dr. Carlo Angelo Sgoifo Rossi of the University of Milan as he discusses the main strategies to minimise the effects of heat stress and practical solutions to implement on your beef farm.

Benchmarking antibiotic use in the European pig industry

Improving antibiotic registration systems, carrying out independent farm monitoring, benchmarking and improving biosecurity will allow European pig producers to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the food chain.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] The widespread use of antibiotics in human and animal medicine increases the level of resistant bacteria. This makes it more difficult to treat disease in an efficient way. Innovative technologies and research initiatives can be successful when they include experts from different disciplines and work with producers in the industry.

Keep pig profits from melting this summer

Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, European business director, Alltech, provides some top tips to reduce heat stress and its effects.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Stress has major implications on the animal’s overall health, and with the summer heat approaching comes a perfect storm for stress. Pork producers not only have to worry about the normal sorting, loading and hauling stress on their herd, but they also have to address the additional challenges from heat stress. Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Indirect effects of heat stress such as reduced feed intake contribute to, but do not fully explain, decreased productivity.

Innovative agri-business leaders from across the globe gather in Washington to share ideas

Hills overlook a hops farm in the Columbia Basin, one of the stops on the Alltech Crop Science tour in Washington.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – To stay competitive in agriculture today, stakeholders are looking for the latest innovative ideas to apply to their operations. Sometimes that means stepping out of their known geography and areas of crop expertise and into other arenas to look for new ideas. “Innovation to me means straying off the expected path and going in a new direction, even if that new direction ends up in a cul-de-sac,” said Simon Allen, an independent agronomy consultant based in the United Kingdom.