Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Breakfast: 8 - 9:00am
Room: A404 – A405
What to Expect
The growing population and need for more proteins, along with the consumers’ desire for more transparency, is changing the way livestock is feed and raised. The use of non-traditional feedstuffs is rapidly growing, but is it really understood what effect they have on animal health? And most importantly, on the health of the people that consume the end product?
Join Alltech to hear about the excitement behind algae, and how DHA can improve the diet of animals and people alike.
About The Speaker
Becky Timmons is the global director of applications research and quality assurance for Alltech as well as the global technical director of Alltech Algae. Timmons graduated with degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Kentucky, holds a master’s degree in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and completed an advanced business studies program.
Prior to joining Alltech, Timmons carried out research for a flavor company in the alcoholic beverage sector. At Alltech, she has held a number of positions both in the quality area as well as new product development, including director of fermentation and director of flavor development.
As global director of applications research and quality, Timmons ensures that all Alltech products meet the high standards demanded by the company through its Alltech Quality System (AQS), which was established to meet or exceed all global and regional standards of quality. As such, Alltech offices and production facilities around the world must meet very stringent traceability requirements. In the area of product development, Timmons oversees several pilot plants and manages a department.
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