Alltech: Big Data to Revolutionize Livestock Production

John Davis

We’ve heard a lot about “Big Data” and how it is helping row crop farmers get more out of every acre of land. But at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference in Deauville, France, they’re talking about how it is now changing how the livestock sector contributes to the food chain. “We’re starting to collect large amounts of data,” …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, Dairy

Meeting with Dr. Lyons

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Pearse Lyons and Dr. Mark Lyons took the stage this morning at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference. I had the opportunity to speak with both of them together during a break. Dr. Pearse Lyons says they used to call this the Global 500 but attendance has continued to grow beyond that number. There are dairy farmers here …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Audio, Beef

Getting Started with Alltech in France

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Auctions

Ready for Alltech Global Dairy & Beef

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy

Going to Alltech Global Beef & Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the recent Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann …

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Alltech Humanitarian Award to Lopez Lomong

Jamie Johansen

The Alltech Humanitarian Award was presented this morning to Lopez Lomong, a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Dr. Pearse Lyons presented the award at “What If?” the 30th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 18-21. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Lomong was separated from his family at age six when he was …

Agribusiness, Alltech, award

Dr. Norman Borlaug Receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

Jamie Johansen

Julie Borlaug Larson, granddaughter to Dr. Norman Borlaug, was on stage this morning to accept a posthumous Alltech Medal of Excellence award for the “Father of the Green Revolution.” The award was presented by Aidan Connolly, Alltech. “Through his adaptation of new wheat technologies and improved crop management practices, Dr. Borlaug saved more than a billion people worldwide from starvation,” …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Food

Alltech Feed Survey Reports Slight Increase

Talia Goes

Results from the 2014 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released by Alltech revealed a one percent increase in feed production, with global feed tonnage reporting in at 963 million metric tons, up from 954 million metric tons last year. Alltech assessed the compound feed production of 130 countries in Dec. 2013 through information obtained in partnership with local feed associations and …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed

Nominate a Dairy Hero

News Editor

Launched at Alltech’s Global 500 in December, the Dairy Heroes program will recognize dairy farmers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The campaign features a Facebook page where members of the dairy community can nominate their ‘Dairy Heroes.’ In addition, there is also a Dairy Heroes website that features content such as herd health issues and solutions, …