Alltech Launches Dairy Workers Programme
[Lexington, KY] - Alltech, a global leader in animal health and nutrition, is proud to announce the launch of the Alltech Dairy Workers Programme. The objective of this national programme is to increase the efficiency of the dairy industry's labor force through the training and education of farm employees.
"The Alltech Dairy Workers Programme will provide support to dairy farmers at a local level," said Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech. "We believe the farmers will achieve full circle efficiency in their operations by being better equipped to motivate their employees to greater performance."
The Alltech Dairy Workers Programme will address a key concern for dairy farmers - the language barrier they often face with their employees.
"Many farms have a Spanish-speaking work force, but the farm manager cannot speak Spanish and often has to resort to a form of sign language," said Tyler Bramble, North America regional manager. "The Alltech Dairy Workers Programme will open doors for dairy farmers by breaking down that communication barrier."
Pedro Caramona has been appointed the key account/project manager for the Alltech Dairy Workers Programme. Caramona will be managing the integrated support project at a national level. He has already been implementing this programme in California with great success. Over 100 Hispanic workers from six major dairies participated in a series of Spanish-led classes. The training and education modules focus on animal health and nutrition issues, including such topics as the importance of proper feeding and mixing, identifying mycotoxins in feedstuffs, body condition scoring, physiology of the dairy cow, and the detection of disease and sickness.
"My objective in this new role is to coordinate support programmes which will be made available to our customer base in a practical and applicable way," said Caramona. "Through education and support initiatives, this programme will provide significant value to the dairy farmer while repositioning Alltech at the producer level."
Caramona has served Alltech for nearly three years in various roles. Most recently, he directed Alltech's operations in California, Nevada, and Arizona as the California Territory Manager.
Alltech was founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons with a mission to improve animal health and performance by adding nutritional value to feed. Alltech is now one of the leading animal health and nutrition companies in the world with approximately 1,900 employees in 113 countries. Please visit www.alltech.com for more information.
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