During the last thirty years Alltech has spent a lot of time researching and developing natural nutritional solutions for the animal agriculture industry. However, initial product development is just a small part of what we do. Quality assurance and traceability are essential to make sure that our products are safe and effective throughout their entire lifespan.
Algae are very efficient at producing nutrients that can be used by higher animals. Like plants, they are at the base of the food chain. Like plants, they capture energy, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other minerals from their environment and create organic molecules like proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Alltech's first annual Algae conference got underway in Lexington, Kentucky today. The morning session featured presentations from some of Alltech's leading researchers on the characteristics and potential uses of algae. There are roughly 800,000 species of algae, which vary greatly in form, function and chemical composition.
Dr. Pearse Lyons, President and founder of Alltech, and Jim Host were honored recently by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Lyons and Host were the first recipients of the Chamber's Commonwealth Legacy Award for their leadership on two projects that have had an enormous impact on Kentucky.