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PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: The overlooked trace minerals in the modern dairy diet

Submitted by amartin on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:49

Most dairy research tends to focus on protein and energy needs, and trace minerals are often overlooked. Yet when we fail to consider the role of trace minerals, problems can arise, including interferences or interactions with minerals in feed and water.

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LUDLOW AND TENBURY WELLS ADVERTISER: Alltech UK poultry manager awarded prestigious accolade

Submitted by amartin on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 20:28

John Cooper, Alltech UK’s poultry business manager, has been awarded the coveted title of poultry supply chain champion at the British Poultry Awards, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the industry.

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FEEDINFO: Feed Additive Company Executives Worried About Obstacles to Market Innovation

Submitted by amartin on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:25

During the recent Feed Additives Leaders Panel discussion participants including Patrick Charlton, vice president, Europe, Alltech looked at these issues as well as some other challenges and opportunities that are poised the impact the animal nutrition sector in the coming months.

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INTRAFISH: Alltech Coppens seeing 'big opportunities' in RAS salmon smolt feed

Submitted by amartin on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:17

Animal nutrition company Alltech Coppens continues to increase its footprint in the global aquaculture industry with projects that go beyond studies traditionally carried out by the firm, including the emerging land-based salmon farming sector.

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AGRILAND: Ten steps to reach finishing weight faster

Submitted by amartin on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 22:06

Many people will remember 2018 as a year of extreme weather challenges, including an extended winter and a very dry summer. As a result of these abnormal events, many people are facing issues regarding forage supply, and those fortunate enough to conserve enough forage are still not immune to what will be a costly year for finishing cattle.

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INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED: Seven insights from Alltech’s 7th Global Feed Survey

Submitted by amartin on Sun, 09/02/2018 - 22:25

Aquaculture trends tend to be amongst the most anticipated by the agricultural trade media. This is presumably because of the strong growth of farmed fish over the past 10 years and the degree to which aquaculture is replacing wild fishing as the primary source of fish for human consumption. Aquaculture feeds remained stable overall in 2017.

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FEED STRATEGY: 2018 Dairy Outlook: Feed volumes hinge on trade, consumers

Submitted by amartin on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 22:14

Volatility, milk surpluses, plant-based dairy alternatives and climate change will impact dairy feed production over the next 12 months. 

Alltech’s chief innovation officer Aidan Connolly suggests China may permanently replace its U.S. milk imports with supplies from New Zealand, Australia and Europe. “There’s a psychological impact [in China] of the current trade situation, a deterioration of the America image,” Connolly says. “The American brand was strong, but it could be permanently damaged by the perception that there’s a war going on. It’s concerning.” 

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