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4 unwritten rules for great silage

The silage we prepare this year will be a key ingredient for next year’s feeding programs.

Don’t sweat it: Three strategies to protect dairy calves from heat stress

The impact that heat stress can have on a herd, as we all know, can be substantial. When looking at a lactating herd, it is critical to find ways to minimize the effects of heat.

Long gone are the days we could just give calves a drug and kill the bug. Dairy calves' health and pathogen defense requires careful attention to other management factors.

A new look at livestock bugs we can’t kill

When we talk about the balancing act of a healthy gastrointestinal tract, we want to make sure that calories, colostrum, cleanliness, comfort, the strength of the immune system and the health of th

Paul Groenewegen: Transforming nutrition through the food chain with algae

The following is an edited transcript of Luther Andal’s interview with Paul Groenewegen, director of innovation and nutrition at Masterfeeds, an Alltech company.

Fresh from the cow: Grandmother Wood’s homemade ice cream

On long, hot summer days, at family celebrations and on national holidays, there’s nothing better than finishing off the day with fresh-from-the-cow, homemade ice cream.

The Great Green Getaway: Alltech & KEENAN launch sweepstakes for U.S. dairy producers

The Great Green Getaway: Alltech & KEENAN launch sweepstakes for U.S. dairy producers Three winners will receive trip for two to Ireland for the week of St.

It's time to bust some milk myths. When it comes to milk, alternatives like soy, almond or coconut lack the quantity and quality of cow milk's nutrients.

Milk: Why cow is king

Nikki Putnam, registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition solutions specialist at Alltech, compares cow’s milk to other milk alternatives and explains why cow’s milk still reigns s

An easy, cheesy party favorite: Randi’s hamburger cheese dip

Long summer days, grills sizzling, friends laughing. Fall colors, crisp leaves, fans cheering on their favorite football teams.

Magic from the milk tin: Mom’s poppy seed pie

The smell of bread baking in the oven. The pop of a peach skin. The sweet lick of a summertime ice cream.

Study shows Bio-Mos® plus milk equals daily weight gain in calves and more milk in first lactation

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Dairy producers strive for long-term production and productivity with their herd, right from the start, and the pre-weaning growth of a dairy calf is a good indicator.