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Managing High Yielding Dairy Cows

[Lexington, Kentucky] - Can nutrition and management alleviate low fertility in high yielding dairy cows? If the underlying principles of nutrition, reproduction and management are integrated accordingly, what affect will this have on dairy cows? These questions and more will be discussed at Alltech's 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium on April 23-26, 2006.? The event brings scientists and decision-makers from all over the world to Lexington, Kentucky, USA, to discuss the latest advances in animal feeding programs and their impact on animal and human health.? This year's Symposium will feature a dairy session focusing on the most recent challenges facing the industry.

Topics and speakers include:

o 100,000 calves can't be wrong: The role of Bio-Mos? - Scott Carter, Alltech, USA.

o Less feed, less manure, same performance? - Jud Heinrichs, Penn State University, USA.

o Mycotoxin counterattack - Trevor Smith, University of Guelph, USA.

o Optigen?: The nitrogen platform - Jeff Tikofsky, Alltech, USA.

o Lameness in dairy cattle - Bruce Woodacre, Knowledge Management, United Kingdom.

Other speakers include Sylvie Andrieu, Karl Dawson and Ronan Power from Alltech, Jose E.P. Santos of the University of California, USA, and Ad van Vuuren, Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen, the Netherlands.?

"We're looking forward to having a diverse group of industry professionals gather in one place to discuss some of the issues we are facing worldwide," said Sylvie Andrieu, European Technical Ruminant Manager, Alltech.? "Research in herd health has grown significantly in the past several years and we are excited to host an event in which we explore the most recent advances."

"The most successful businesses in the future will be the ones that adopt new innovative technologies in order to maintain a competitive advantage.? We are delighted to welcome speakers and attendees from around the world to learn more about these technologies," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech.

Species sessions will also be held in the areas of beef, swine, poultry, equine, aquaculture and pets.? Everyone is welcome to attend the species sessions after completing the required pre-registration with Alltech.?

Please contact your local Alltech representative or visit for more information.