Dec 06

The Haiti Citadelle Run - Supporting Education in Haiti

The Haiti Citadelle Run - Supporting Education in Haiti The Haiti Citadelle Run

Haiti Citadelle Run 2013

Discover what the 2013 Haiti Citadelle Run was all about and why Alltech is committed to helping build a sustainable Haiti. Read more on Alltech's blog - http://www.alltech.com/blog/posts/haiti-citadelle-run-supporting-education-haiti

San-Souci Palace – Start and Finish

San souci is French for carefree. That’s not a word that comes to mind when you think of Haiti now but Henri Christophe (Henry I, King of Haiti) chose it as the name for the luxurious palace that he built shortly after Haiti gained its independence in 1804. Surely he saw a bright future for the new country. Now the palace is in ruins but it is still impressive. It served as a symbolic starting point for our first Haiti Citadelle Run.

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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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Nov 22

The Fowl Beginnings of Turkey Day

Categories: Agriculture, IPE, Poultry
The Fowl Beginnings of Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Though Thanksgiving was officially declared a national holiday on October 3, 1863, its roots date back much further to 1621 and what most Americans view as "The First Thanksgiving." It was celebrated with a three day feast by the Wampanoag tribe and the Pilgrims. While the typical Thanksgiving meal today has one requirement, turkey, with a variety of optional side dishes like mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, the first Thanksgiving was much more modest, including few (if any) of the modern day staples.

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Nov 19

Alltech's First Citadelle Run to Raise Money for Haiti

Alltech's First Citadelle Run to Raise Money for Haiti

Alltech Café Citadelle

Coffee from Haiti, for Haiti. www.AlltechCafeCitadelle.com

The road to Citadelle Laferrière is a brutal strip of gravel and brick not meant to be easily passable. It’s a narrow path with sharp turns that covers 2,800 feet of elevation gain over 5.5 miles. The long trip from the town of Milot to the foot of the fortress is another layer of defense for the Citadelle, perched atop a mountain as a challenge to outsiders.

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