May 21

The New China You Need To Know

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The New China You Need To Know
Dr. Mark Lyons painted a fascinating picture of a country at a crossroads during his China presentation at the Alltech Symposium Business and Technology session – a country that other countries may choose to view as “a peril or a partner.” Dr. Mark Lyons is vice president of corporate affairs of Alltech and has been based out of Beijing since 2012 as part of the company’s “China Now” initiative. The initiative serves to deepen its support of the industry through research, education and strategic initiatives in the world’s most populous nation.

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May 20

Feed Supplies Disappearing? Consider Algae

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Feed Supplies Disappearing? Consider Algae
With the decreasing supply of grain, adverse weather conditions and competition from an exploding human population, animal nutritionists may need to look for substitute sources of fatty acid. One nutrient they should not overlook- algae. According to Jules Taylor-Pickard of Alltech, most animals’ diets are deficient in DHA. Studies have shown that, between 2005 and 2008, trout fillets have decreased nine percent in DHA and EPA levels and eight percent in omega-3 levels.

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May 20

Are We on the Fast Track to Extinction?

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Are We on the Fast Track to Extinction?
We are living in the midst of a paradigm. We need to produce food for the world, but we are also producing chemicals in the process that could lead to our deaths, according to Dr. Alex Yiannikouris, the “father” of Alltech’s 37+ analysis program, which detects mycotoxins at low levels in feed materials. “I think we have the peculiarity of setting up our own destruction,” said Dr. Yiannikouris.

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May 20

Will We Be Farming From the Armchair in the Future?

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Will We Be Farming From the Armchair in the Future?
Food is connected to everything we do but today we’re disconnected from our food like never before, so there’s plenty of room for improvement! Today we produce more food than ever before and the decisions we make now will determine whether we can feed 9 billion people by 2050. This morning we heard from two fantastic presenters on what the future of farming holds. Dr. Karl Dawson, vice president and chief scientific officer at Alltech, and Robin Johnston from Richie Seed and Feed Inc., Canada, presented some fascinating insights regarding precision agriculture.

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