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Alltech Hosts International Seminar on Reproduction and Performance in Pigs and Poultry

[Dublin, Ireland] Alltech, the provider of natural solutions for the animal feed industry, will host a series of seminars dedicated to reproduction and performance in pigs and poultry. The meetings will take place from 18-21 October 2005. International experts will convene at Alltech's European Bioscience Centre in Dublin, Ireland to present novel approaches to animal fertility.

"The importance of fertility and reproduction in pig and poultry farming has increased as European producers strive for increased productivity and profitability. Fluctuating input costs and unstable product prices mean that producers now have to examine carefully all production parameters," commented Aidan Connolly, Vice President for Alltech. He continued, "Alltech has assembled a list of international experts that will give nutritionists the most modern tools with which to formulate their feed to maximize the fertility of pigs and poultry. Novel approaches to maximising reproduction and performance are required to combat the influx of low cost meat from outside the EU."

The poultry meeting, titled ?EUR~Maximising poultry performance in the face of low cost competition', will take place on 18 and 19 October. International delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a range of global experts on various topics affecting poultry producers.

The pig seminar has an impressive line up of speakers who will look at "Novel approaches to pig reproduction". The pig meeting will be held on 20 and 21 October.

Alltech operates a number of initiatives that fall under the umbrella of marketing through education. These include the annual International Feed Industry Symposium and the European Lecture Tour series. More recently Alltech have held meetings focused on specific issues affecting the animal feed industry, including a meeting on the upcoming ban of antibiotic growth promoters and also one on maximising mineral nutrition in pig, poultry and ruminant diets.