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Mycotoxin explosion creating havoc on dairy farms right across Northern Ireland

December 19, 2022

One of the most significant challenges thrown up for dairy and beef farmers over recent months has been a direct consequence of the extremely high mycotoxin levels found in their silages.
Learn more in this example with Mark Lewis, who milks 135 pedigree Holstein cows near Tandragee, Co. Armagh. His Rosevale Farm herd is currently averaging 12,000 litres at 4.15% butterfat and 3.25% protein. The cows are calving year-round and are milked courtesy of two robots installed in August 2020.

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Indian livestock producers facing corn quality challenges

December 16, 2022

A year that promised so much for Indian corn producers turned out much the opposite when crops began being harvested. Fertiliser shortages, adverse weather conditions and pest damage all played a role in driving down the yield and quality of both the earlier and later harvests (Rabi and Kharif).

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The evolution of mycotoxin control

November 04, 2022

Although fungi and mycotoxins are likely to have been present since humanity first began to cultivate crops around 10,000 years ago, it is only in the last few decades that researchers have truly sought to understand these toxic compounds, both from an impact and control perspective in the feed and food chain. Where has our mycotoxin research taken us so far, and where could it take us in the future?

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Enhancing broiler productivity and environmental sustainability

September 26, 2022

As the livestock industry tries to limit its environmental footprint, increasing evidence points to the role that nutritional solutions can play in meeting both environmental and performance targets.

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Manage mycotoxin risk in lower quality ingredients

August 17, 2022

Are feed and livestock producers powerless when managing the potential risks from mycotoxins when using lower-quality grains or byproducts? They do not have to be, and although mycotoxins cannot be eliminated completely, some steps can be taken that can help to mitigate the mycotoxin challenge. Learn more about managing the mycotoxin risk.

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Alltech Feed Mill Workshop: Sustainability, Education & More

July 20, 2022

First held in 2019, the Feed Mill Workshop is a unique education experience designed to deliver expert knowledge in all aspects of feed milling. This year, the agenda for the workshop was diverse, with topics such as biosecurity, new technologies, sustainability, and education. 

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Highlights from the Alltech ONE Conference and World Mycotoxin Forum 2022

June 23, 2022

After two years of being hosted as online events, both the World Mycotoxin Forum and the Alltech ONE Conference returned to in-person formats in May, with attendees excited to travel and meet again outside of the virtual world. Read more about the key takeaways for our team that were in attendance.

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How Alltech Coppens Successfully Manage Mycotoxins at an Aqua Feed Mill  

May 25, 2022

The reliance on marine-based ingredients has been problematic for the aquaculture feed industry for many years. The industry still has some ways to go in producing a fish meal-free diet across all species, but R&D developments in this area have highlighted that fish do not require fishmeal to grow and perform optimally.

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