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 …

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Weather Variability Affecting Silage Crop

Carrie Muehling

Dairy producers at the 2017 World Dairy Expo had two primary questions for Alltech Farm Specialist Pat Crowley regarding silage. Those questions centered around variability of the crop this year because of unique weather patterns in the Midwest, and what to expect from the silage because of those factors. Crowley says farmers are typically producing silage each fall they will …

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Hubbard Fitting Well Into Alltech Family

Carrie Muehling

Hubbard Feeds is a heritage brand with a strong history. Today Hubbard is a part of the Alltech family, and that transition has gone very well, says Ken Petersen, general manager for the central part of the United States covering an area from Minnesota to Missouri. “Our focus in the past has always been on animals that produce meat, milk …

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Improving Crops Through Biological Products

Carrie Muehling

Alltech Crop Science is bringing biological and natural products into crops to make them better. Technical Advisor Brian Springer says the company has a broad portfolio that really sets it apart from similar companies that only offer one or two products. When working with dairy customers like those at the 2017 World Dairy Expo, Springer often answers questions about how …

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National Hay Association: Forages Important to Dairy Industry

Carrie Muehling

National Hay Association President Amy Freeburg has been a commercial hay grower supplying the dairy industry for 45 years. Alfalfa hay is a key feed used in the dairy industry, but Freeburg says wheat straw is also used in dairy rations because it floats in the rumen of the cow. Members of the association also grow grasses for dairy goats, …

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Alltech Dairy Specialist Knows Cow Comfort

Carrie Muehling

Cow comfort is priority for Tom Lorenzen, dairy specialist with Alltech. Lorenzen visits dairy farms with the goal of looking for problem areas and finding solutions when it comes to the basic needs of the animals. “Cows don’t lie,” says Lorenzen. “I look and listen to the cows.” Lorenzen says clean water and a full feed bunk after milking are …

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WMMB Focusing On Exports, Consumer Trust In Coming Year

Carrie Muehling

This year’s World Dairy Expo was the first for Chad Vincent in his role as CEO of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB). Vincent says the organization continues to invest checkoff dollars to drive trust, sales distribution and awareness of Wisconsin cheese and other dairy products. He says exports and emerging markets are a priority, with a focus on Asia …

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Keenan Alltech Offers Nutrition Solutions

Carrie Muehling

Visitors to the Keenan Alltech booth at the 2017 World Dairy Expo told National Sales Manager Dan Gard that they appreciate the uniformity of the mix they get when using any of Keenan’s five mixers on their farms. Gard says consistency drives performance on the farm, whether it is a small farm or one of the larger dairies in the …

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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 …

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CRYSTALYX® Part of the Alltech Family Now

Cindy Zimmerman

Through last year’s acquisition of Hubbard Feeds, CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements became part of the Alltech family, and we were able to learn more about the low moisture supplement this week at World Dairy Expo. CRYSTALYX® regional sales manager Tim Clark says they have a wide range of targeted formulas to cover many feeding situations. “We’ve got products for dry cows, …

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