Lallemand Animal Nutrition awards $14,000 in scholarships

“This year, the committee reviewed more than 215 applications from more than 40 universities throughout North America,” Jeff Ast, Commercial Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North and South America. “The 2019 Lallemand Forward scholarship class of recipients exemplify excellence in academics, community involvement and animal agriculture skills. The future of agriculture is bright with these young leaders and Lallemand is happy to have a small part in supporting their success.” The Lallemand Forward Scholarships recognize students at the doctoral, master’s and undergraduate levels who are excelling in their agricultural programs. The program is part of Lallemand Forward, which are specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices. Saylor will receive a $3,000 scholarship to support his doctoral work. Originally from Chandler, Ariz., he was active in 4-H and the Arizona Junior Rodeo Association. Saylor completed his bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Arizona and his master’s in animal science at Kansas State University where his research focused on forage quality and the inclusion of drought-tolerant forages i...

Probiotics have become so popular in recent years, you’d be hard-pressed to find any wellness guru

Probiotics have become so popular in recent years, you’d be hard-pressed to find any wellness guru not taking them in some form or another. But finding just the right one for you can be hard, especially since there are both shelf-stable probiotics and ones that have to be refrigerated. While both can be effective if they’re stored properly, the best refrigerated probiotics will reliably deliver the goods (aka healthy bacteria) — no matter what climate you live in — so that you can reap all of their health benefits. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve already jumped on the probiotics bandwagon, but in case you need further convincing, studies have shown that probiotics can help improve immunity, aid weight loss, and even help reduce anxiety. But why should you choose a probiotic that needs to be refrigerated over one that’s shelf stable? Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, told Well + Good that probiotics are “naturally sensitive to heat and moisture,” so if you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, opting for refrigerated probiotics is a good way to ensure that the key microorganisms inside don’t perish. What’s more, no...