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THE PIG SITE: Do you know your tech? Innovations in swine management could change the way you farm forever

Submitted by amartin on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:42

Aidan Connolly is Alltech's chief innovation officer who has a keen interest in developing innovative, nutrition-based technologies. The Pig Site spoke to Aidan to get his expert opinion on emerging technology in the swine industry.

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POULTRY WOLRD: Gut health and immunity key in antibiotic-free production

Submitted by amartin on Fri, 06/29/2018 - 22:11

It seems that not a moment passes in which we do not hear about antibiotic resistance and the need to reduce antibiotic use in animal production systems. Maintaining gut health and its functions are the main objective in successful poultry production, as a healthy gut usually means a healthy bird.

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REAL AGRICULTURE: Kentucky looks longingly across the fence at Ontario

Submitted by amartin on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:42

Even though Kentucky’s first-ever agricultural trade mission was eight months in the making, no one would have blamed the state’s trade commission for delaying last week’s five-day trek to Ontario until the air cleared of anti-Canadian rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump.

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YARRAWONGA CHRONICLE: Californian farmers battle on all fronts

Submitted by amartin on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:39

Farmers frustrated at a State Government they feel doesn’t appreciate their value to the world’s fifth largest economy expressed their concerns to a group of New Zealand farmers who travelled to California with Alltech, held in conjunction with the company’s annual One: Ideas Conference held in Lexington, Kentucky.

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AGWIRED: Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology Boosts Performance

Submitted by amartin on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:37

Research from Alltech shows that replacing inorganic trace minerals with the same minerals in an organic form can provide huge benefits for swine producers. Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology (TRT) includes feeding plant-based trace minerals like the company’s Bioplex product, according to Russell Gilliam, U.S. Swine Business Manager.

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BEEF CENTRAL: Brazilian lot feeder bullish about live exports

Submitted by amartin on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:24

The re-emergence of Turkey as a major cattle importer has provided a welcome market diversification option for Brazilian cattle producer Andre Luiz Perrone dos Reis. Mr Dos Reis’ diversified farming business includes a 17,000 head feedlot in northern Sao Paolo, which has been built up from just 500 head in the mid 1990s.

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IAHJ: Organic Trace Minerals: Optimised Stability Enhances Bioavailability

Submitted by amartin on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:27

Dr Richard Murphy at Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre explains that despite the confusing and often contradictory information that exists, mineral chelation is a relatively straightforward process governed by some fundamental chemistry basics.

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