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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.

Alltech Demonstrates Primacy in Science at 2014 JAM with Presidential Pick

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Global animal health and nutrition leader Alltech will be well represented at the joint annual meeting (JAM) of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20–24. In addition to presenting a dozen abstracts of the company’s latest research, Alltech was also invited to showcase a poster presentation in the prestigious Presidential Picks.

Don’t Let the Heat Burn up Your Profits

Maintaining barn temperature and increasing ventilation are key in keeping pigs’ heat stress levels to a minimum this summer. Data has also shown that offering pigs a combination product of organic acids, electrolytes, enzymes, and probiotics can address gut health issues during times of stress in young animals.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – With the numerous health and environmental challenges upsetting the pig industry at present, the summer heat is one seasonal condition producers cannot afford to let stifle their profitability. When managed poorly, the heat can take a serious toll on performance, especially in finishing pigs. Heat and wide fluctuations in temperature can often cause immense stress for the animals, resulting in lower performance and health problems.