Feb 27

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland

American Dairy Farmers Learn About Farming in Ireland
American dairy farmers Matt and Megan Frye of Chestertown, Maryland traveled to Ireland for Alltech’s Global 500 where they toured various farms and took an inside look at how dairy farming in Ireland differs from in the United States. Here’s what they discovered.

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Nov 25

Nuffield Scholar Thinks Beef Has an Advantage

Nuffield Scholar Thinks Beef Has an Advantage
As beef farmers try to find ways to promote their product against poultry and other sources of protein, Green sees an advantage. Grass-fed beef is noted for its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, considered essential fatty acids to human health. Farmers at Alltech’s Global 500 in Dublin this October had the opportunity to tour several farms in Ireland, where grass is the primary source of feed for many beef and dairy cows. As if the added omega-3 wasn’t enough of a benefit, grass is also among the cheapest feed farmers can provide to cattle. As Green notes, grass-fed beef has a great story to tell and a great way to compete with leaner proteins.

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Oct 03

Culture and Entertainment at Global 500

Culture and Entertainment at Global 500

The Global 500 event is an excellent platform for learning, discussion and interaction but another important element cannot be ignored – entertainment! While in Ireland for the event the 761 delegates are being treated to a daily taste of Irish culture.

The welcome reception on Tuesday night featured music from The Blood Red Mountain Band as well as the Celtic Fusion troupe of Irish dancers performing to the world-famous “Riverdance” soundtrack.

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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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