Alltech Looks to Future at #NAFB15

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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

New Branding for Kent Nutrition Group

Jamie Johansen

Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) has a new regionally focused branding strategy, based on the company’s cornerstone brands: Kent® and Blue Seal®. Both brands are dedicated to high-quality nutrition, personal service and long-standing relationships based on trust. The new strategic direction was created to reposition the brands as regional brands in their traditional trade areas of business. “We are pleased to …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition

Research Finds Algae Feed for Cattle Health Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

Research from Kansas State University has found that grass-fed cattle given a diet that includes algae-based feed or flaxseed rations produces ground beef that contains at least 200 mg per 5 ounce serving of omega-3s up from only 20-30 mg from just eating grass. The hope is that health-conscious consumers may be enticed to eat more beef if it was …

Agribusiness, Algae, Beef, Cattle, Feed, Research

Vita Plus Launches BSF-18

Lizzy Schultz

The 2015 World Dairy Expo served as the formal launch for BSF-18, the newly developed calf starter acting as the latest addition to the comprehensive Vita Plus Corporation calf nutrition program. Noah Litherland, PhD, technical specialist for Vita Plus, sat down with AgWired at the event to discuss this innovative new product. His takeaway focused on the three major benefits …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

Purina Launches Amplicalf Program

Lizzy Schultz

Purina Animal Nutrition has introduced the AMPLI-CALF® Program: a feeding program for calves proven by an eight year research study to increase first lactation milk production performance by as much as 2,740 pounds. The research, conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center from April 2007 to October 2014, obtained data from 162,577 lactation observations and studied 650 animals. The data …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Calves, Dairy, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition, Research, Uncategorized, World Dairy Expo

BioZyme Expands Supplement Division

Kelly Marshall

BioZyme, manufacturer of Amaferm®, Sure Champ ®, Concept-Aid® and other natural supplements for livestock and show animals is beginning a new Commercial Division.  The new division will focus on the research and development of products for swine and poultry producers. Bill Bayless, Director of Commercial Business Development, has been hired to lead the new division. Bayless has more than 30 years of …

Agribusiness, Beef, Feed, Poultry, Swine

Alltech Verifies 13 Products with ‘Feed Verified’

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has 13 products listed on Where Food Comes From, Inc.’s, newly launched ‘Feed Verified.’ The resource is for livestock producers, feed companies and food brands alike to confirm a particular ingredient or feed product meets a specific verification or certification requirement. Alltech’s 13 products meet the Non-GMO Project’s standard for feed inputs, and certifications for Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

AFIA Reaction to Food Safety Modernization Act

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a press conference to provide their reaction to the Food Safety Modernization Act “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” final rule. The call featured staff experts Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Leah Wilkinson, director of ingredients, pet food and …

AFIA, Ag Group, Feed, food safety

IPPE Exceeds 1,040 Exhibitors

Kelly Marshall

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) won’t take place until January, but already the event has surpassed 1,040 exhibitors. The world’s largest feed, meat, and poultry trade show is a collaboration of three show– the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo. “We are seeing an increase in the number of exhibitors, as compared to last year …

Ag Group, Events, Exhibitor, Feed, Meat, Poultry

Swine Conference to Address Feed Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Kansas State University and Iowa State University have joined forces to put on the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 21-22, 2015. “We’re excited to bring together swine producers – owners and managers – with scientists, from geneticists to nutritionists and extension specialists, to discuss a wide range of topics related to feed efficiency, including making …

Education, Events, Feed, Pork, Swine