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Alltech hosts a series of meetings to redefine mineral nutrition

Nutritionists and industry leaders joined forces to address ways to apply new mineral solutions to issues facing the animal health industry. This was the second of Alltech's new series of dedicated scientific seminars for the animal feed industry. The presentations challenged the attendees to redefine mineral nutrition to increase animal performance, productivity and profitability.

The seminars were held over three days at the company's European Headquarters in Ireland. Over 250 delegates from 30 countries attended the meetings with a day dedicated to each of pig, poultry and ruminant nutrition.

Speakers were drawn from a diverse geographic area to give different perspectives on how to optimise animal performance with mineral nutrition.

Speakers from North America included:

  • Steve Leeson, Professor at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • Don Mahan, Professor of Animal Nutrition at Ohio State University, USA.
From Europe:
  • Gonzalo Mateos, Professor of Animal Science at the Universidad Poit?cnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • David Beever, Professor at the Centre for Dairy Research (CEDAR), University of Reading, England.
  • Sally Solomon, Professor of Poultry Science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
From the Asia-Pacific Rim:
  • Bruce Mullan, Senior Researcher with the Department of Agriculture in Western Australia.
  • Ken Bruerton, nutrition consultant with Protea Park Nutrition, Australia.

Speaking after the event, Aidan Connolly, Alltech's Vice President for Europe said: "The meetings have been an enormous success. Concentrating on one specific industry issue enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of that area". He continued: "We are the only company sponsoring independent research based meetings like this. We feel it is of strong benefit to the industry as a whole to explain alternative solutions to the challenges of food production in Europe".

Alltech is one of the top 20 animal health companies in the world. It is present in 76 countries and employs 1,500 people globally.