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Symposium to discuss further pork industry growth

Alltech's 28th Annual International Symposium May 20-23 in Lexington, KY, USA, will offer sessions to explore strategies for the future of the ever-growing global pork industry.

Alltech’s 28th Annual International Symposium May 20-23 in Lexington, KY, USA, will offer sessions to explore strategies for the future of the ever-growing global pork industry.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that global pork production will reach 103.4 million tonnes in 2012, which is a record high. The sessions at the symposium will examine everything from improving health and increasing production efficiency to creating better product quality, offering pork producers new ideas to help their businesses flourish in the future.

Most widely eaten meat
“Pork is the most widely eaten meat worldwide,” said Dr Jules Taylor-Pickard, co-chair for the pork sessions at the symposium. “This global demand means that, as an industry, we need to find new strategies to meet the needs of the growing population in the face of environmental and economic challenges and, beyond that, offer consumers better final products.”

Pork-focused session topics will include:

• Programmed nutrition: Improving enterprise productivity while enhancing pork quality

• Mind the gap: Is nutrition keeping pace with genetics? Is performance reflecting animal potential?

• Round and round, the challenge of tackling PRRS: A vet’s perspective on a global dilemma

• Optimal feed efficiency: The view of one of the world’s largest pork producers

• The 37+ test for mycotoxins: Evaluating and avoiding hidden threats to animals and consumers

• The 2012 symposium will be the forum for more than 100 presentations by industry experts.

Among the presenters at the pork sessions will be Bart Borg of Murphy-Brown, USA; Alfonso Campos, Agroservice, Chile; Noel H. Williams, PIC North America, USA; Hans Stein, University of Illinois; and Henry Wallace, Rektify, Ireland.

Additional information about the pork sessions can be found at the symposium website.

The event is expected to draw more than 2,500 delegates from around the world.

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