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Five ways to keep your pigs from sizzling this summer

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The heat is almost on. If the Old Farmer’s Almanac maintains its 80 percent accuracy rating, summer 2015 will be hot and dry. What can pig producers do now to prepare their barn? Heat can cause significant stress for pigs, often causing agitation and affecting their eating habits. When pigs eat less, they convert less feed into muscle thus reducing their average daily gain, increasing their days to market and ultimately putting a damper on the producer’s pocket book. Stress also opens doors to many other possibilities such as health challenges.

Alltech launches new Irish on-farm internship programme for Chinese graduates

Signing a five-year agreement with China Agricultural University (CAU) were Vice President Wang Tao, China Agricultural University (CAU) and Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president and head of Greater China at Alltech, witnessed by Professor Li Shengli, chief dairy scientist at CAU; Mr. Feng Weizhe, director of the International Affairs Office; and His Excellency Ambassador Paul Kavanagh, Ireland’s ambassador to China. The agreement will develop a closer relationship between Alltech and CAU.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – This week at China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, Alltech announced a new internship programme. The Irish On-Farm Internship programme will select up to six Chinese graduates to work in Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland, whilst undertaking on-farm training with Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority. The students will complete a project on Ireland’s dairy farming sector while gaining valuable experience, working and living on Irish farms over a two-month period.

Lexington Craft Beer Week to kick off with 9th Kentucky Ale Brew-Off and brewery sidewalk dash; wrap up with major craft beerfest

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. has a slew of events planned for Lexington Craft Beer Week, including the annual 9th Annual Kentucky Ale Pro-Am Brew-Off homebrewing competition that will take place on Saturday, May 9, that will also include the lighthearted Kentucky Ale 0.7K – a short half-mile dash between the company’s brewery and Country Boy Brewing on Chair Ave. to benefit the Lexington Humane Society.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – No other week during the year tastes as good as Lexington Craft Beer Week, May 9-17, now bigger and better in its third year. Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

2015 Forrest Bassford Student Award down to final four

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Four agricultural journalism students will move on to the next level in the 2015 Forrest Bassford Student Award competition at Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., July 25- 29.

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.