WPX18 Sets Records

cindy zimmerman

The 2018 World Pork Expo, presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), marked 30 years June 6-8 with a record number of trade-show exhibitors, hospitality tents, educational seminars and live hogs in the Junior National show. “It’s hard to believe Expo has been around for 30 years,” says Jim Heimerl, NPPC president and producer from Johnstown, Ohio. “I hope …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Feed, Hubbard, NPPC, Swine, World Pork Expo

2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey Results

jamie johansen

The 2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates that international feed tonnage has exceeded 1 billion metric tons for the second consecutive year, with a total of 1.07 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2017. The growth seen in 2017 was strong at 2.57 percent over last year. The feed industry, valued at $430 billion, has seen 13 percent growth …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Feed, International, Livestock

Alltech 2017 Harvest Analysis = High Mycotoxins in Corn Silage

Jamie Johansen

In 2016, corn growers faced challenges from mycotoxins and Alltech believes those challenges seem likely this year. Corn silage samples from across the entirety of the U.S. have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid and fumonisin. It is important to note that once there are mycotoxins in the crop, they will …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Animal Health, corn, Feed, Harvest, Livestock, Nutrition

Alltech 37+® Test Now Identifies 5 Extra Mycotoxins

Jamie Johansen

The Alltech 37+® test now identifies five extra mycotoxins that can threaten animal health and producer profitability. This brings the total for testing and analyzing samples to over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed. Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is very important for farmers. Alltech is a world leader in mycotoxin …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Cattle, Feed

Hubbard Robo-Max Custom Feed for Automated Systems

cindy zimmerman

As robotic milking equipment is becoming more prevalent in the dairy industry, the need for customized feed to use in the systems is increasing, so Hubbard Feeds came up with Robo-Max Computerized Feeder Pellets. “What we’ve found is that you really need to fine tune what’s going into your pellet formula by having the right amount of starch or energy …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Livestock, World Dairy Expo

Alltech Talks Mycotoxins at #WDE2017

cindy zimmerman

Moisture can mean mold and mycotoxins in grain but Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team provides solutions to help safeguard the health of animals and the quality of feed. At World Dairy Expo this week, team nutritionist Dr. Max Hawkins was talking with dairy producers about how multiple mycotoxins in feed can impact milk production and reproduction. “The level of risk is …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Feed, World Dairy Expo

Cargill Expands Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Cargill has closed on its agreement to purchase the assets of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business, including seven feed mills and its portfolio of products, brands and customer and supplier relationships. The other segments of Southern States Cooperative’s business – retail, farm supply, energy, and agronomy – are not part of the transaction. “The combination of CFN U.S. and …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition

Bringing Smart Farming to Aquaculture

lizzy schultz

Farmers across the livestock production sectors have begun to have increased access to smart farming technology on their operations, including the booming global aquaculture industry. Rully Setya Purnama is the Chief Operating Officer of eFishery, a company offering integrated feeding solution for fish and shrimp farming that allows operators to control their fish/shrimp feeding performance directly from a smartphone or …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed

Alltech Acquires Montana-based WestFeeds

Jamie Johansen

Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana. “WestFeeds has a strong reputation of providing producers with high quality animal nutrition products,” said Michael Castle, COO of Alltech. “We believe there is great benefit for our customers in our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

Novus Poultry Academy Provides Tools for Success

Jamie Johansen

This May, Novus International, Inc. will host its 2017 Novus Poultry Academy, with a theme of “Broiler Nutrition and Management,” aiming to educate industry professionals on the latest trends, techniques and research in the ever-changing boiler chicken sector. The three-day event will be held in Qingdao, Shandong on May 16-18. The competition in the Chinese poultry industry is becoming more …

Agribusiness, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry