Jun 03

Exactly Dr. Lyons

Exactly Dr. Lyons
While going through all my notes from all the speakers at the Alltech Symposium it was apparent that Dr. Lyons seemed to have had the more profound presentation as I had many of his quotes written down with thoughts of my own following. He seemed to hit the nail on the head time after time and make me say to myself “exactly”.

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May 31

Discussion Dinner Highlights: Beef in 2020

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During symposium we brought our beef industry attendees together for a discussion dinner, paired with the delicious Lyons Farm Fillet of Beef Wellington. The topic of discussion was sustainability in the global beef industry. Through the participation of attendees from North America, Europe and Latin America we were able to benefit from a variety of different viewpoints on the sustainability of using antibiotics, hormones and other growth promoters in beef production as we look to the future in 2020.

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May 31

How Important is the Equine Industry in Kentucky?

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It was great to speak with Harvie Wilkinson during the Symposium and learn about his passion for the Kentucky equine industry. Although Kentucky is known as the ‘Horse Capital of the World,’ this was the first time I’d heard its economic impact so precisely defined.

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May 28

In China, Anything is Possible, but Everything Can be Difficult

In China, Anything is Possible, but Everything Can be Difficult

As the very last presenter of this year’s Symposium, Dr. Mark Lyons shared his vision of what the next seven years will bring to the world of agriculture. As a strategic decision, Mark moved to China 1.5 years ago to make Alltech China a $500 million business for Alltech by 2020. The opportunities are enormous in the Asian country, which is still facing its own challenges in the areas of food safety, sustainability and biosecurity. The Chinese government launched a five-year plan last year that focuses on finding solutions to these problems.

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