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Farming the future: What's on the horizon?

Farming the future: What's on the horizon?

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s discussion with a panel of experts on the future of farming. Click below to hear the full discussion:

The ultimate checklist for rebuilding a prime swine facility

The ultimate checklist for rebuilding a prime swine facility

Are you looking to rebuild or remodel your swine production facility? The prospect of taking on the rigorous endeavor can be daunting. Russell Gilliam, Alltech's U.S.

Weaning strategies for pig performance

Piglets should be weaned at an appropriate age and body weight to ensure that they continue their desired growth curve.

ACE-ing sustainability: Part II, "A" is for animal

ACE-ing sustainability: Part II, "A" is for animal

A 20th century vision that was ahead of its time remains so today, some 30 years after its conception: The Alltech ACE principle is a corporate “North Star,” serving as a guide to a more sustainabl

Pig-ease: Using environmental control to help pigs adapt and grow

Environmental control in pig housing is important for animal growth and health.

How pet-friendly is that superfood?

Everything in moderation is healthy. Although this is often used in the context of human nutrition, I think it may be relevant for pets as we see novel ingredients and new superfoods comin

What are they thinking?

Documenting trends is the closest thing in business to peering into a crystal ball.

Nutrition for better consumer perception of meat quality

Visual appearance, palatability and consistency all factor into the consumer’s meat buying process.

Farming the Future

What does the future hold for farming and the entire food supply chain?

Steve Elliott: Redefining mineral nutrition

Trace minerals are essential nutrients. Animals must receive them every day in their diet. Research shows that organic trace minerals offer benefits for animals, consumers and the environment, and the world is taking notice.