Alltech to close Winchester facility

Fred Petke reports in the Winchester Sun that Alltech Algae notified Winchester, Kentucky officials this past Friday morning it that would close its Winchester facility “effective immediately.” According to the company, the decision gives the company more flexibility. “Our Alltech Algae facility… [Read the full story]

Alltech sees big growth in algae for aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016, to 39.9 million metric tons. “‘The Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture’ report produced…

Alltech’s Coppens unveils aquatic feed products

Coppens International, an Alltech company and international aquatic feed solutions provider based in Helmond, Netherlands, has introduced several new algae products containing Alltech technologies to the Coppens International aquatic product range. These products were developed to provide customers…

DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs coming to market

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. The DHA found within algae can naturally enrich pork, milk and eggs. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched…

Adding algae to feed for bone strength

World Poultry reports on testing at animal nutrition company Alltech that compared chicken feed formulas, using algae as a variable, to determine how nutrition, management, and environmental factors can have an impact on bone strength and quality. Leg disorders such as angular bone deformities and…

Replacing fish oil with algae in salmon feed

Fish oil is an ideal source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the main source of omega-3 in feed is limited, if the farmed salmon itself is to remain a rich source of omega-3. This means that the salmon feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients…

Alltech Acquires Martek Algae Facility for $14M

Alltech Inc. a global leader in natural animal nutrition based in Nicholasville, Kentucky, has announced the acquisition of a state-of-the-art algae fermentation facility in Winchester, Kentucky…