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Feed Navigator: Growth in layer, broiler, aqua feed sectors, finds Alltech data

January 27, 2020

Broiler feed continues to take the largest share of the world's feed production cake, according to the latest Alltech annual global feed survey, released today [January 27]. Click here for full article. 

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Feed Strategy: Mycotoxins appear in North American feed after flooding

January 21, 2020

After 2019’s harvest, high levels of mycotoxins have begun to crop up in animal feed and forage across North America, with likely ties to last year’s delayed harvest and wet weather. Despite initial data suggesting this year’s crop may…

Progressive Dairyman

Progressive Dairy: Air and light considerations for compost-bedded pack barns

January 16, 2020

Compost-bedded pack barns have grown in popularity in many areas of the world as an alternative to stall-based housing systems for dairy cows. Compost-bedded pack barns are loose housing barns that rely on composting manure and organic…

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Alberta Farmer: Mycotoxin risk likely to be high in some Alberta feed grains

January 14, 2020

Variable weather conditions across the Prairies could cause problems with mycotoxins in feed this winter. The No. 1 most influencing factor in mycotoxins is weather,” said Max Hawkins of Alltech’s mycotoxin management team. “Weather…

The Western Producer

The Western Producer: Late harvest caused higher mycotoxin threat in feeds

January 09, 2020

Mycotoxin levels were low in early samples of feed harvested in Western Canada. Then things changed. Toxin levels are largely driven by weather, said All-Tech feed expert Dr. Max Hawkins. Rain in the later harvest season across much of…

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PORK: How Do You Improve External Culture When You Can’t Move the Farm?

January 09, 2020

If you want your employees to stick around for a while, improving your internal culture can only take you so far. Jorge Delgado, training and talent development lead for Alltech T²R Program, says external culture is critical.  As more and…

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PORK: Don't Complicate the Labor Crisis: Take Care of People

January 08, 2020

The labor crisis facing agriculture is complicated, but experts say the solution doesn’t have to be. Could developing a team that’s in it for the long haul be more about creating a great work culture and less about implementing more…

Progressive Dairyman

Progressive Dairy: Trace mineral source: Form equals function

December 12, 2019

While trace minerals such as copper, cobalt, manganese, selenium and zinc have low inclusion rates in the rations of a dairy cow, they perform critical functions for the animal, including bone development, energy and protein metabolism,…

A healthy, well-balanced soil is rich in organic matter, increasing the nutrients available for the plants

Four tips for sustainable soil management

December 05, 2019

Alltech Crop Science recognises that a healthy and living soil is fundamental for plants to reach their fullest genetic potential and for successful crop production. Founded in 1994, the crop science division of global nutrition company…

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Progressive Cattle: 4 strategies to beat BRD in your feedyard

December 03, 2019

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the number one cause of feedlot cattle death in North America and represents more than 70% of all feedlot death and sickness. BRD is the single largest source of morbidity and mortality in feedlots,…

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