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Alltech Navigate

The zero-fee advice service designed to help dairy operations drive higher profit margins by reducing feed waste and optimising farm input utilisation.

✔ Support Natural Immunity by helping build a natural system of defence.

✔ Protect Production Profitability by increasing margins.

✔ Advance Agri-Food Sustainability by reducing net carbon emissions.

Why look at feed waste?

There are many uncontrollable factors putting pressure on dairy producers:

  • Continued market volatility
  • Rising environmental-based compliance measures
  • Feed input costs

Alltech® Navigate™ pilot studies* have revealed that as much as 45% of grown and purchased feed inputs are either lost or under-utilised from field to milk. 

Alltech Navigate helps dairy producers to future-proof by controlling the controllable.

There is a margin opportunity of £261/cow/annum​* available from reducing feed waste.

 

*Download a copy of our pilot studies

How does the Alltech Navigate service work?

The service is founded on the principle of assessing, analysing and actioning data — making data a truly valuable resource to both the farmer and the wider food chain.

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Step 1: Assess

First, we assess the critical pinch points in four main stages across the whole feed process, looking at all areas where waste typically occurs.

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Step 2: Analyse

A unique computerised system of algorithms analyses the assessed data into actual feed wastage percentages and respective financial losses.

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Step 3: Action

A concise report containing prioritised actionable recommendations gives key decision-makers greater ability to make independent and well-informed investment and management decisions. The report will also benchmark against a comparative group.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?

Each Alltech Navigate visit takes around two hours, throughout most of which the advisor can work unassisted. The visit will conclude with a review of the report to decide on next steps for the farm business to take. Frequency of service is highly dependent on each farm, but we usually suggest a twice-yearly visit.

How much does it cost?

Alltech Navigate is zero-fee and no-obligation.

What’s in it for me?

The definition of navigation is to ascertain the present position and to determine the direction to go in to arrive at the next destination. Alltech Navigate is a Sat-Nav for progressive farm businesses, providing route guidance to unique target destinations.

What are you trying to sell?

Ultimately, Alltech Navigate is designed to keep farmers in the driving seat. We’ll talk about low-cost, practical suggestions and, in some cases, there may also be products whose benefits they can weigh against the costs we have calculated.

For route guidance on achieving up to £216 in additional revenue per cow per year, book your free Alltech Navigate on-farm consultation now.

Customer stories

Left to right: Willie and Margo Webster with Robert Mitchell

Dairy farm challenges the 'norm' to tackle feed waste

Seeking expert advice and changing what has always been the ‘norm’ on-farm can be daunting for many farmers. But for Margo and Willie Webster, it has inspired the start of positive change.
Adam Henson pictured with Denis Dreux, Senior InTouch Feeding Specialist

Alltech Navigate helps Adam Henson in mission to farm sustainably

Keen to see how they could combat waste and increase efficiencies from an environmental perspective, Cotswold Farm Park has recently benefited from the Alltech® Navigate™ advisory service

Wilt rapidly to reduce dry matter losses from silage

Dry matter losses are costing UK farmers an average of £25/tonne DM. But simple changes to silaging practices could help cut this cost.
Mark Truman, Hill Top Farm, Leicestershire

Excellent performance figures on dairy farm thanks to attention to detail

Running a contracting business alongside a dairy farm means life is extremely hectic for the Truman family of Hill Top Farm, Leicestershire. Despite the many challenges, attention to detail is never compromised and the excellent performance figures are testament to this.
Dairy cow water trough space

Low cost changes make big financial impact on dairy farm

A 150 cow dairy farm in Staffordshire has seen milk yield increase by 225 litres a day following the implementation of key recommendations from an Alltech® Navigate™ feed efficiency assessment.  
 warning signs of mycotoxins in your dairy herd

10 warning signs of mycotoxins in your dairy herd

Mycotoxins develop in feed materials, both pre- and post-harvest, and can negatively impact all stages of animal production. Their effects on animals manifest in many different ways, including via reduced growth and efficiency, altered intestinal structure or function, damage to internal organs, the disruption of hormone systems and/or a modified immune system.
4 Steps to Managing Mastitis

4 Steps to Managing Mastitis in Dairy Cows

Depending on the source of infection and method of transfer, several steps can be taken to reduce the opportunity for mastitis transfer within the environment and housing, during milking, at drying off and in the diet.
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