Alltech Trace Minerals Optimize Animal Health

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

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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ZimmCast 600 – John Deere at World Dairy Expo

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The ZimmCast hits another milestone today with episode number 600! This podcast started in April 2005, making it not only the first agricultural podcast, but one of the earliest ever started. In fact, ZimmCast predates the June 2005 release by Apple iTunes 4.9, which added formal support for podcasts. Funny thing is that it has only been in the last …

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On-Farm Audits Improve Dairy Profitability

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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 …

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EDGE Dairy Cooperative Engaging in D.C.

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EDGE Dairy Cooperative has been focusing on engaging more actively for its members at the federal level, according to Mike Torrey with Torrey Associates. Torrey said the cooperative has put together an effective effort in the nation’s capitol through fly in events, testimonies and social media campaigns to speak for America’s dairy farmers. “We need to think long term,” said …

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New Deere Forage Harvesters are More Efficient

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Whether you are a beef or dairy producer, or a custom harvester, there is a new John Deere 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) for you. Chris Borgman, Deere Product Marketing Manager for Commercial Hay and Forage Products, introduced the new models at the World Dairy Expo earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin. “What it all boils down to is …

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Calf Health Vital to Farm Success

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Research trials at Hubbard’s Calf Research Facility provide important data to dairy producers on the farm. Dairy Research Nutritionist Ellan Dufour said more than 13,000 heifer calves have come through the facility, which is a partnership between Hubbard Feeds and the University of Minnesota. “A strong calf program is one of the most important things you can do on a …

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Alltech Helps Dairy Producers Retain Employees

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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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Hubbard’s TRTM Program Having Positive Impact

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Hubbard shared information about its Total Replacement Trace Minerals (TRTM) program with dairy producers at the 2018 World Dairy Expo. The program will enable animals to increase their genetic potential, resulting in improvements in production, health, reproduction and growth, according to dairy nutritionist Angie Manthey. “It takes into consideration not only the form, but also the amount of the trace …

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Deere Showcases New Forage Harvesters at #WDE18

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John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. “We get ten percent more productivity per horsepower while …

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Opportunities Outweigh Challenges in Dairy Industry

Carrie Muehling

Pennsylvania native Jeff Harding describes himself as a newcomer to Hubbard Feeds, but he is excited about expanding the brand further into the northeastern United States, where Alltech is already well established. The dairy technical specialist said there are some things that set Hubbard Feeds apart from its competitors. “In many ways, it’s our people,” said Harding. “I think one …

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