ZimmCast 602 – A Farm Broadcasting Icon and More

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Cindy and I are getting ready to go to the annual NAFB Convention next week in KC, MO. Farm broadcasters are exactly the kind of agricultural media our AgNewsWire service is targeted to, providing them with fresh content they can use in their broadcasts, rights and cost free! In this week’s program I share a conversation with farm broadcasting legend …

Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, Ethanol, Media, NAFB, RFA, ZimmCast

Alltech Yeast Products Help Dairy Efficiency

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

Alltech knows very well the benefits of using live yeast in a feed ration, and Territory Sales Manager Kurt Peterson was talking to farmers about that at the 2018 World Dairy Expo. “Right now, everybody is aware of low milk prices. So the focus really is still driving efficiency at the dairy, looking at the ways to increase production without …

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

CrystalBlox New Self-fed Cattle Protein Supplement

Cindy Zimmerman

As cow-calf producers prepare for fall and winter feeding conditions, the makers of CRYSTALYX® have launched a new self-fed protein supplement for beef cattle to help improve forage utilization. CrystalBlox, developed by Ridley Block Operations which is part of the Alltech feed division, is the first supplement of its kind to be brought to the market in nearly 40 years. …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, distillers grains, Feed

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,” …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

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 …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Crop Science, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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

Alltech Helps Dairy Producers Retain Employees

Cindy Zimmerman

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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Toasting Legacy of Pearse Lyons at #WDE18

Cindy Zimmerman

The legacy of Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech who passed away earlier this year, was remembered at World Dairy Expo last week in Madison. “He had a passion for agriculture, he had a passion for the dairy industry,” said Alltech US Dairy Sales Manager Dan Weiland. “It’s up to us, the people of Alltech, to maintain that type of …

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