Founded in 1980 by Irish biochemist and entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.

Headquartered in Kentucky, Alltech trades in 128 countries worldwide and has more than 4,700 employees. We have 77 production facilities strategically positioned across the globe and three bioscience centers, dedicated to research and education, two located in the USA and one in Ireland.

Alltech is the only privately held and family-owned business among the top five animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, allowing us to stay focused on customer needs, innovation and long-term objectives.

Better brooding: 5 focus areas for flock health

The brooding period is a critical time of development for many systems within a bird, and it occurs from the time of placement — even beforehand as the farm prepares for the new flock — to around two weeks of life for the young chicken or turkey.

The brooding period is a critical time of development for many systems within a bird, and it occurs from the time of placement — even beforehand as the farm prepares for the new flock — to around two weeks of life for the young chicken (chick) or turkey (poult).

Getting the flock off to the right start during brooding can help to positively impact health and performance throughout the flock’s life. There are five areas that must be monitored carefully during the brooding period:

Egg-cellent shell quality: Learn the basics

Calcium makes up 94 percent of the eggshell. To get good performance out of the bird, producers must maintain the health of the gut to allow for proper calcium absorption.

What does it mean to “support the good guys” in relation to eggshell quality?

 

Dr. Kayla Price, poultry technical manager for Alltech Canada, discussed how eggshell quality is directly impacted by gut health and balancing our good microbes and potentially bad bacteria.

 

Dr. Peter Ferket: Count your chickens before they hatch

The poultry industry is seeing a 50-gram increase in weight for a 42-day-old bird every year. By using perinatal nutrition to guide epigenetic responses, we can improve the quality, immunity and adaptability of these rapidly growing birds before they even hatch.

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Dr. Peter Ferket, a professor of nutrition and biotechnology in the department of poultry science at North Carolina State University.

 

Click below to hear the entire interview:

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Alltech Biotechnology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
No. 6, Jalan Pemberita U1/49,
Temasya Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia 

Phone

+603 5569 8000

Fax

+603 5569 8010

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