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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.

Don’t Let Grain Quality Rob Your Livestock Market Returns

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – With the 2014 harvest just on the horizon, many swine and poultry producers are finding the last of the 2013 grains being used in feed are of substantially lower quality. Even when stored in the best conditions, grains never improve quality during the storage period. Grain quality is either maintained or lost, taking with it the farm’s net returns.

Five Mixologists to Face Off at First Town Branch Cocktail Contest Final Mix-Off

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The sound of five shakers crafting cocktails will ring from the rafters at Town Branch Distillery when five finalists in the first Town Branch Cocktail Contest will shake it out in front of five judges and a live audience on Monday, Aug. 4 to create the best cocktail using Town Branch® Rye and Ale-8-One.

Making Quality Hay When the Sun Doesn’t Shine

Dry matter losses increase as large alfalfa-grass bales are placed under different storage moisture conditions. Buffered propionic acid is one way to combat mold and heating and to decrease nutritive and DM loss in hay.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – This season’s moderate to heavy rainfall from the Midwest and Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians and Carolinas has presented numerous challenges for farmers putting up hay. The added moisture has prevented plant maturity and cutting at proper time. Cut hay has been rained upon and the wet ground has exacerbated the drying time for hay ready to bale. The wet conditions can diminish hay quality through increased dry matter (DM) losses, reduced nutritive value, escalated heat and even increased mold content.

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