Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Weaver, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team 

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Date: January 21, 2021 

Effective mycotoxin management is about seeing the whole challenge, from the farm to the feed mill and from risk assessment to feed management. To effectively manage mycotoxin contamination, it is important to understand which mycotoxins are present in the feed being fed to the animals and the overall level of mycotoxin challenge so that the right steps can be taken to mitigate any negative effects on animal performance, production efficiency and food safety. Another important aspect is the visual signs that will be the indicators of each individual mycotoxin. This webinar will review these main aspects of mycotoxin management and explore different mitigation strategies for different species.

Speaker: Dr. Kayla Price, Canadian Technical Manager, Alltech Canada

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Date: February 4, 2021 

Antibiotic development for the masses began in the 1920s, and by the 1950s, studies began revealing concerns about the development of antibiotic resistance. However, resistance genes in bacteria have been around for millions of years, long before antibiotics were widely used. In a poultry flock, a “resistome” exists for both the flock as a whole and for individual birds. If resistance genes encourage multiple resistance for different antibiotics, treatments may not be as effective for the flock. Learn how the story of antibiotic resistance throughout history will help inform how we manage this issue now and into the future.

Speaker: Mr. John Knapp, PAg, Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Author

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Date: February 11, 2021 

Two words that we hear frequently from employees during our once- in-a-lifetime pandemic crisis are “stress” and “disorientation”. These special factors call for a unique form of situational leadership. John explores the behaviours that are critical to strong situational leadership through an assessment of three personal examples – including one situation where he failed. He then discusses the unique on-the ground actions that today’s leaders in agriculture can implement to support top performance from their teams in tough times. 

Speaker: Mr. Brian Springer, CCA : ACS-North America Technical Manager 

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Date: February 18, 2021 

Soil Health is a popular topic lately and the science behind its microbial activity is fascinating.  In this talk we will discuss key parameters influencing soil health as well as the soil/root interactions that can optimize quality and yield. 

Speaker: Dr. Richard Murphy, Research Director, Alltech European Bioscience Centre

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Date: March 4, 2021 

From gene expression data to the power of organic trace minerals to transform animal nutrition, a sea of opportunity awaits the livestock production market. Dive into the latest research on balancing nutritional requirements and genetic potential, and discover what we know about how the form of organic trace minerals will affect its physiological efficacy. 

Speaker: Dr. Vaughn Holder, Global Nutrition Research, Alltech

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Date: March 18, 2021 

As the industry continues to fight back against negative environmental effects, researchers are creating a more sustainable food future through scientific innovation and advanced technologies. Join us as research group director Dr. Vaughn Holder explores the carbon footprint of beef production and the impact that organic trace minerals can have on overall nutrition and its positive impacts on reproduction and performance.

Speaker: Robert D. Saik, PAg, CAC, AGvisorPRO

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Date: April 1, 2021