Alltech symposium focuses on bouncing back

23-02-2010 | |

The 26th episode of the international animal health and nutrition symposium by global animal nutrition company Alltech will focus on ‘bouncing back in 2010’. The symposium will once more be held in Lexington, KY, USA, May 16-19, 2010.

The event, coinciding with the company’s 30th anniversary, promises to provide ideas and tools to agribusiness to help determine where to best invest resources for maximum return and future sustainability.

The symposium, ‘The Triple Bottom Line: People, Profits, and Planet’©will drill down to the basic factors that are crucial to a company’s survival.

Plenary sessions
The meeting will consist of general plenary sessions, along with breakout sessions focusing on dairy, beef, pig, poultry, equine, aquaculture, and regulatory issues. There will also be a roundtable discussion on companion animals. Key areas such as cell genomics, Alzheimer’s, traceability, carbon sequestering of greenhouse gases and agriculture of the future will be explored.

Professor Patrick Wall, chairman of the inter-agency review of the 2008 dioxin crisis, will attend this year’s and discuss the subject of traceability and the Irish dioxin crisis.

The plenary sessions will bring together an exciting range of speakers including, former Kentucky Governor and creator of the Kentucky Fried Chicken superbrand, John Y. Brown, Nan Dirk Mulder of Rabobank International and professor Ray Smith, University of Kentucky.

The medal of excellence and Alltech young scientist awards will also be presented during the symposium.

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Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world