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Be Wary of Wheat Quality after Wet Weather

According to Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, there have been recent reports of wheat being rejected at grain terminals for DON levels ranging from five ppm to more than 10 ppm.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert. Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted.

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.