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Mineral Requirements and Nutrition in Poultry Featured at Feed Industry Symposium

[Lexington, Kentucky] - How will Avian influenza continue to affect the poultry industry? Why are we using nutritional concepts from the 60's and 70's with 21st century genetics? What are latest mineral requirements? These questions and more will be addressed 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 poultry session focusing on some of the issues facing the industry today.

Topics and speakers include:
o Nutrigenomics: the changing face of nutrition - Chris Ashwell, North Carolina State University, USA.

o Redefining mineral requirements - James Pierce, Alltech, USA.
o Selenium: critical to fertility in males and females - Rob Renema, University of Alberta, Canada.
o Focus on feed: reducing protein costs with Vegpro? - Marcelo Schang, INTA Pergamino, Argentina.
o What's next? Future technical and financial trends - Simon Shane, North Carolina State University, USA.

Other speakers include Jean Pierre Brillard of the French Institute for Agronomy Research (INRA); Paul Cotter of Framingham State College, USA; Michael Hulet of Penn State University, USA; Ed Moran of Auburn University, USA; Ronan Power of Alltech and Trevor Smith of the University of Guelph, Canada.

"We're looking forward to having a diverse group of industry professionals gather in one place to discuss some of issues the poultry sector is facing worldwide," said Aziz Sacranie, technical poultry director for Alltech Asia-Pacific. "Research in the poultry industry has grown significantly in the past several years, and we are excited to host an event in which we will 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 dairy/beef, swine, equine, aquaculture and pets. Everyone is welcome to attend the species sessions after completing the required pre-registration with Alltech. Please contact a local Alltech representative or visit for more information.