Technology Changing Life on the Dairy Farm

carrie muehling

Technology is changing the way dairy farmers work, especially when it comes to data. More and more resources are available to collect data on nearly every aspect of a dairy, but with that opportunity comes the challenge of managing that information and using it to make decisions. “It’s amazing how many new types of data we have on dairy farms,” …

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Fighting Mycotoxins in the Field

carrie muehling

Dairy farmers must be diligent when it comes to managing mycotoxin levels and reducing the potential effects in feed. Because mycotoxins are a byproduct of molds found in the field, that is the place to begin. But strobilurin-based fungicides are not always the best answer based on university research, according to Brian Springer, North American Technical Manager with Alltech Crop …

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Alltech Trace Minerals Optimize Animal Health

carrie muehling

Alltech is having great success with its organic trace mineral products that mimic nature’s organic trace minerals but are better absorbed by the animal. “We make the trace minerals in a way that they’re more absorbed and more retained in the body so we have better mineral status,” said Brad Rortvedt, Regional Sales Manager with Alltech. “By having better mineral …

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Alltech Launches #iamAG Photo Contest

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A picture is worth a thousand words — or a free trip to the ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19) held in Lexington, Kentucky, May 19–21, 2019. Alltech’s #iamAG online agvocacy photo contest invites American farmers, ranchers, producers and all agricultural workers to submit and share photos of their farms and ag lifestyle for the opportunity to win the trip. …

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On-Farm Audits Improve Dairy Profitability

carrie muehling

When Alltech On-Farm Specialist Jeff Johnson evaluates a dairy farm, he concentrates on three specific areas – the people, the cows and the milking equipment. Johnson said all three factors have to be integrated together for the farm to work efficiently and effectively. He said there are some challenges to maintaining equipment and the milking environment, including weather that can’t …

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Alltech Helps Dairy Producers Retain Employees

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Reliable and trained employees are critical for dairy producers and Alltech is prepared to help them maintain a productive labor force. “Everything done on a dairy is done by hand,” said Alltech employee training specialist Jorge Delgado during an interview at World Dairy Expo. “We need to attract more people and try to retain people who come to work at …

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2018 World Dairy Expo Explores Next Frontier

cindy zimmerman

Sporting a theme this year of “The Next Frontier,” World Dairy Expo is in full swing right now in Madison, Wisconsin. Communications Specialist Katie Schmitt says there are almost 900 companies exhibiting at the expo this year. “Our trade show is really a great place for farmers to find that new technology and do some research,” says Schmitt, who says …

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Busting Myths About Mycotoxins

carrie muehling

Misconceptions about mycotoxins can cause problems for cattle producers. One of the biggest myths out there is that most mycotoxin challenges are caused by weather. And while weather can play a role, it’s more often field agronomic practice and insect damage that are the larger culprits when it comes to mycotoxin development, according to Pat Crowley, on-farm specialist with Alltech …

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Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology Boosts Performance

carrie muehling

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. “So that animal is able to absorb that mineral better, which leads to …

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