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Keep pig profits from melting this summer

Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, European business director, Alltech, provides some top tips to reduce heat stress and its effects.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Stress has major implications on the animal’s overall health, and with the summer heat approaching comes a perfect storm for stress. Pork producers not only have to worry about the normal sorting, loading and hauling stress on their herd, but they also have to address the additional challenges from heat stress. Heat stress is a global problem, which jeopardises animal welfare, profitability and food security. Indirect effects of heat stress such as reduced feed intake contribute to, but do not fully explain, decreased productivity.

Innovative agri-business leaders from across the globe gather in Washington to share ideas

Hills overlook a hops farm in the Columbia Basin, one of the stops on the Alltech Crop Science tour in Washington.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – To stay competitive in agriculture today, stakeholders are looking for the latest innovative ideas to apply to their operations. Sometimes that means stepping out of their known geography and areas of crop expertise and into other arenas to look for new ideas. “Innovation to me means straying off the expected path and going in a new direction, even if that new direction ends up in a cul-de-sac,” said Simon Allen, an independent agronomy consultant based in the United Kingdom.

The Alltech Idea Lab: Access world-changing ideas and innovation in business, science and agriculture

Many of the presentations from ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference are now accessible online at the Alltech Idea Lab.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech welcomed more than 3,000 attendees from 71 countries to Lexington, Kentucky, USA, for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, an international forum for world-changing ideas and inspiration. Speakers, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble Jim Stengel, renowned author and water expert Seth M.

Keep pig profits from melting this summer

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Stress is not only bad for the animal and the producer’s profits, but it also short-changes the consumer. Stress right before slaughter can result in pale, soft pork with greater drip loss, while long-term stress can cause dark, firm and dry pork.

Alltech acquires Coppens International, an innovative aquatic feed and nutrition company

Anno Galema, managing director of Coppens International (right), with Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech founder and president (left), celebrating Alltech's completed acquisition of Coppens International, a leading European aquaculture solutions and nutrition company.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Alltech has acquired Coppens International, a leading international aquatic feed solutions company in the Netherlands. Coppens International is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 14 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011.

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