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Alltech Addresses Elevated Feed Costs

European tour outlining profitability programme

[Dublin, IRELAND] - Alltech, a global leader in animal nutrition, will once again embark on its annual European, Middle Eastern and North African Lecture Tour beginning February 11, 2008.? The theme for the tour is "The Feed Cost Puzzle: Performance or Profitability?", and it will provide a forum to share information and learn how the latest technologies and practices can sustain and elevate the animal feed industry.

According to The International Grains Council, overall global production of grains will reach a record 1.66 billion tonnes for the 2007/8 season, significantly higher than the 2006/7 figure of 1.56 billion tonnes.? However, consumption is growing faster still and some analysts predict that demand for corn will continue to exceed supply until at least 2009.? Global animal feed requirement for pig and poultry production can be expected to increase over 100%, to 2,082 million tonnes, between today and 2050.? Even without competition from biofuel, there is likely to be a grain shortfall in attempting to meet global feed demand.

Such high levels of demand promise to drive global corn prices even higher and make it more difficult for producers to feed their animals.? Alltech's lecture tour will address these issues by examining ways to maintain performance and profitability in the face of increasing feed costs.

"I'm delighted to be going back out on the road to take Alltech's message around Europe," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech.? "There are a lot of issues coming to the forefront of European agriculture and I'm looking forward to sharing our ideas with others in the industry."

Last year's tour, which focused on the growing debate over ethanol between the food, feed and fuel industries, drew more than 2,000 people across Europe, Middle East and Africa.? The Africa/Middle East leg of the 2008 lecture tour will be announced shortly.

Joining Dr. Lyons to speak as part of ELT will be:

  • Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Technical Team Manager, Alltech
  • Prof. Fernando Rutz, Pelotas Federal University, Brazil
  • Dr. Mark Lyons, Director of International Projects, Alltech
  • Dr. Richard Murphy, EU Research Coordinator, Alltech
  • Dr. James Pierce, Coordinator of Monogastric Research, Alltech
  • Dr. Karina Horgan, Senior Research Scientist, Alltech
  • Patrick Charlton, Global Product Champion for Alltech's Bioplex? organic trace minerals

Dates and locations for the 2008 ELT are:

11th February: ?? Cork, Ireland

???????????????????????? Dublin, Ireland

??????????????????????? ?Belfast, N. Ireland

12th February:??? Birmingham, UK

??????????????????????? ?Glasgow, Scotland

13th February:??? Stavanger, Norway

???????????????????????? Billund, Denmark

14th February:??? Helsinki, Finland

???????????????????????? Tartu, Estonia

15th February:??? Riga, Latvia

???????????????????????? Warsaw, Poland

16th February:??? Moscow, Russia

18th February:??? Belgorod, Russia

???????????????????????? Minsk, Russia

19th February:??? Kiev, Ukraine

???????????????????????? Izmir, Turkey

20th February:??? Thessaloniki, Greece

???????????????????????? Plovdiv, Bulgaria

21st February:??? Bucharest, Romania

?????????????????????????Belgrade, Serbia

22nd February:?? Budapest, Hungary

?????????????????????????Nitra, Slovakia

23rd February:??? Zagreb, Croatia

24th February:?? Vienna, Austria

25th February:?? Brno, Czech Republic

???????????????????????? Munich, Germany

26th February: ? Bern, Switzerland

?????????????????????? ? Bologna, Italy

27th February: ? Barcelona, Spain

???????????????????? ??? Lisbon, Portugal

28th February:? ?Rennes, France

?????????????????????? ??Ghent, Belgium

29th February:?? Munster, Germany

???????????????????? ???Arnhem, Netherlands

For over 27 years, Alltech has been a leader in providing natural nutritional solutions to promote improved animal health and performance. For more information, visit

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