Oct 03

Alltech’s Inaugural "Large Herd" Initiative

Alltech’s Inaugural

Alltech held a "Large Herd" meeting of many of the world’s largest dairies and feedlots at its European BioScience Centre in Ireland this week as part of the Global 500 event. Large-scale operations from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America were invited to take part in this unique initiative.

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Oct 03

From the Golden State to the Emerald Isle

From the Golden State to the Emerald Isle
Dairy farmer Tony de Groot traveled from California to Ireland to join us at Global 500. Tony has been a dairy farmer in the Central Valley since 1966 so it's fair to say he has some experience. He was excited to have an opportunity to share his story with us and we wanted to hear it!

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Oct 03

Global 500 Event Travels to Normandy!

Global 500 Event Travels to Normandy! Norman takes a break at Global 500.
This week we have welcomed a fantastic group of 761 farmers to Alltech’s Global 500 event. The truly international element of this event cannot be underestimated. Attendees have travelled from over 50 countries and simultaneous translation has been provided in 8 languages. Next year Global 500 will once again be held in Europe – this time in Normandy, France. The Normandy region is the heart of the French ruminant industry; there are over 580,000 dairy cows and over a quarter of a million beef cattle in Normandy residing on 12,500 dairy farms and 5,800 beef units. An impressive 17,000 people are directly employed in agriculture in Normandy. During the 2014 Global 500, attendees will have the opportunity to tour many of the most efficient, profitable, and sustainable farms in the region.

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Oct 03

Don't Forget About Barn Design

Don't Forget About Barn Design
Global 500 speaker Bruce Woodacre spoke on Thursday during the dairy session about barn design. Bruce reminded attendees that a happy cow is a productive cow.

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