Ridley Opens New Corporate Headquarters

Jamie Johansen

Ridley president Steve VanRoekel and local Mankato officials cut the ribbon to the feed company’s new headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota. The Ridley Tower, located on the corner of Riverfront Drive and Cherry Street, comprises five floors, totaling 50,000 square feet. The new facility has more usable area than their former location at 424 North Riverfront Drive and provides improved space …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Company Announcement, Feed, Nutrition

Meeting Demand from Oceania Dairy & Beef Market

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has expanded its production facility in Forbes, New South Wales, producing Optigen II™, a slow-release, non-protein nitrogen source, in Australia for the first time. The nitrogen source has been used world-wide for over 10 years and is supported by in vitro, in situ and in vivo research. “Farmers are facing extreme challenges in Australia and New Zealand,” said Rob …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Dairy, Nutrition

Alltech Wisconsin’s Dairy School – One Team, One Dream

Jamie Johansen

More than 200 farmers, nutritionists and industry professionals recently gathered for Alltech Wisconsin’s Dairy School “One Team, One Dream”. There they discussed the latest strategies for successful dairy farming and goals for industry. Joseph Kerns, co-owner of Kern and Associates, opened the conference with the topic of risk management. Kerns highlighted this year’s abundant harvest, with dry grains and relatively …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Education

Alltech Harvest Analysis Shows Risks in Livestock Feed

Lizzy Schultz

Inconsistent weather patterns this past summer wreaked havoc on the 2015 North America crop, producing irregularities in plant growth that now put swine, poultry, dairy and beef cattle at high risk for mycotoxin exposure, according to Alltech’s North America Harvest Analysis. Alltech’s annual study surveyed over 250 samples of North American corn, corn silage, and wheat crop from across the …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Feed, Harvest, Livestock

Alltech Looks to Future at #NAFB15

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech had several representatives on hand during the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss their efforts to “future-proof” the company’s latest innovations by ensuring that any transitions in technology will provide producers with continued or increased success in the future. Antibiotics are one of the major points of discussion for the livestock industry this year, and …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Feed, NAFB, Nutrition, Technology

Alltech Dairy School Puts Focus on Teamwork

Lizzy Schultz

2016 will mark the 12th annual Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “One Team, One Dream,” urges dairy industry professionals to come together and strategize in collaboration towards creating a better dairy industry. Wisconsin Dairy School is a day dedicated to farmers, nutritionists …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Dairy Business, Education

Alltech Presenting Webinar on Mycotoxins

Lizzy Schultz

Producers are encouraged to join Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist, Alltech Mycotoxin Management team, on Monday, November 30th, for a series of two webinars on Mycotoxin management. Dr. Hawkins will present Alltech’s latest findings from the 2015 North America Harvest Analysis, and will discuss the production and economic impacts ruminant and monogastric animals could be facing. Ann Hess, On-Farm Communications manager …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, NAFB

Alltech Acquires Masterfeeds

Jamie Johansen

Alltech and Masterfeeds, a leading commercial animal nutrition company in Canada, announced that they have entered into a share purchase, under which Alltech will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds, Inc., from Ag Processing Inc (AGP). This will provide Alltech complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP. “This is a crucial time in agriculture, and Canadian farmers are facing …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Nutrition

Low-Moisture Blocks Bring Cows Back to Range

Lizzy Schultz

A solution has arrived for cow and calf operations that struggle with range cows who refuse leave the comforts of an adjacent riparian area to graze on lower quality forage: research is showing that low-moisture block supplements, such as Ridley Block’s BioBarrel®, are incredible long term attractants, with greater success than range cakes, and are helping producers by allowing their …

Alltech, Beef, Cattle, Grazing, Nutrition, Ranches, Research, Supplements