Alltech launches relief effort for Australian farmers
Alltech is lending its support to Australia’s agriculture industry following devastating wildfires in the country, launching a global fundraising effort for farmers and pledging to match donations dollar-for-dollar. The Australia Farming Relief Fund will provide goods and services directly to producers and will be coordinated on the ground by Alltech family companies Alltech Lienert Australia and KEENAN Australia, according to a release from the company.
“The Australia Farming Relief Fund represents a coordinated effort among our Alltech family, suppliers, customers and the global agriculture industry to support the producers who feed our families and are the core of our rural communities,” said Mark Peebles, managing director of Alltech Lienert, which is located in Roseworthy, Australia, in the release. “The bushfires have been devastating, but Australians are resilient, and we are committed to rallying around our farmers as they recover from this crisis.
As farmers assess the damage, the loss of livestock is expected to exceed 100,000 head. Producers, who were already contending with a three-year drought, are struggling to secure supplies and feed, the release notes.
Alltech Lienert and KEENAN Australia will use their resources to distribute supplies either donated locally or purchased using donations from the Australia Farming Relief Fund. Such supplies will include hay, finished feed, feed supplements, silage, water troughs, fencing and non-perishable items. The companies will deploy their trucks and drivers to deliver supplies to producers in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland. Team members will also volunteer their time to work alongside farmers, rebuilding fences, repairing sheds and providing any on-farm support they need.
According to the company, the effort will initially focus on dairies, sheep and beef farms, and apiaries. Alltech is also exploring partnerships that will offer longer-term mental health support for farmers grappling with trauma as a result of the fires.
Donations to the Australia Farming Relief Fund, collected through the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation, Alltech’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit, can be made here.
Four Star Veterinary Service launches new website for pork industry
Four Star Veterinary Service has launched a new website to keep its customers and the pork industry posted on its latest services activities, according to a release from the group.
In addition to new veterinarian profiles and an overview of Four Star’s extensive services, the site features a section called FSVS News, which includes articles involving the clinic’s veterinarians and customers. The new website also features PHT+, a stream of news feed curated by the editors of Pig Health Today, the release said.
Four Star Veterinary Service says it will also launch a free e-newsletter in early 2020.
For more information on Four Star Veterinary Service, visit 4starvets.com.
D&D Ingredient Distributors launches new website
D&D Ingredient Distributors, Inc. has launched a new website—ddingredient.com—to provide better service to its feed and pet food customers, bringing quality ingredients and out-source manufacturing and distribution solutions, according to a company release.
"We specialize in ingredients that feed and pet food manufacturers need," said Mike Wright, D&D's Director of Operations & Business Development in the release. "The new website provides a quick look at what we offer in the way of micro ingredient knowledge, product formulation expertise, and state-of-the-art premixing technology, in addition to specialized warehousing and distribution."
The new website brings the company's capabilities and offerings into a single, mobile-friendly internet location. The company inventories more than 650 ingredients, including vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, microbial products, yeast-based products, enzymes, and many more, according to the release. The new website offers an inside view of a unique, growing, family-owned business that hundreds of feed and pet food manufacturers rely upon.
For more information, visit www.ddingredient.com.