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[Dunboyne, IRELAND] - The agriculture industry is experiencing unprecedented change and uncertainty. While the time for tough decisions may lie ahead for some, there is also enormous potential for efficient, profitable and sustainable innovation. Alltech’s Global Dairy 500 will take place this December 4-5, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. For the fifth year, leaders from the dairy industry will converge to discuss the issues of greatest importance to them and to their herds under the EPS principle – Efficiency, Profitability, Sustainability.
Robert Brouwer, owner of a 2,800 cow dairy near Portales, New Mexico, has attended Global 500 every year since its inception.
“This is a must attend event for me. Alltech continue to outdo themselves with timely and relevant topics presented by great speakers,” Brouwer said. “It is also great to meet and interact with dairy farmers from across the world. The event gives me new ideas and provides an opportunity to see things from a global perspective.”
Nick Vande Weerd, co-owner of Pleasant Dutch Dairy, a 1,400 head operation near Willow Lake, South Dakota, agrees. “I thought the conference was very energetic. You are not going to get there and get bored because they have high quality, informative speakers,” Vande Weerd said. “It's engaging and a great place to network with people from around the world. I am going back this year.”
This year’s agenda features a plenary session, including presentations on branding milk, the EPS principle, social media and getting the most out of your workforce. In addition, Global Dairy 500 boasts a range of talks, featuring everything that you need to know about the future of the industry, tailored for the progressive dairy producer and farmer:
“As the global demand for dairy products continues to grow and feed prices and our climate become less and less stable, the pressure to innovate is on producers and farmers. However, the question of how to remain profitable is a question that does not have a clear answer anymore,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Branding is much more important now as consumers are developing strong loyalty to brands and are more concerned about where their food comes from. Sustainability and the green agenda dominate much of the discourse. Answers must address all aspects of the different issues facing dairy farming.”
To take part in planning for the future of the dairy industry, join us December 4 - 5, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information on Global 500 and to register, please visit www.alltech.com/global500 and use the invitation code G124.