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Alltech’s 2013 Symposium Examines 2020 Outlook for ‘Other White Meat’

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Staying profitable in the face of high feed costs, keeping up with increased government regulations and responding to strong consumer demands are all  pork industry challenges that Alltech plans to tackle at GLIMPSE 2020: the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., USA, May 19-22.

New in 2013, Alltech International Symposium delegates will have the opportunity to select breakout session tracks. These tracks, as opposed to traditional species or subject breakouts, will offer attendees a more holistic experience in which they take part in discussions ranging from algae and agriculture’s carbon footprint to nutrition and marketing.

Hans Stein, professor of animal nutrition at the University of Illinois-Urbana, shares some of his latest swine research at last year’s Alltech Symposium.

“Sixty million more tons of meat by 2020 - how can the industry achieve this expected requirement for global consumption in just seven years?  Our challenge will be to produce more, better, with fewer resources and with sustainability,” said Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech solutions deployment team manager. “We will address this topic as well as antibiotic-free programs, risk management, sow productivity, and how to confront disease challenges.”

Pig-focused breakout session tracks include:

  • Deliver Me Solutions: “Sell dreams, not products,” said Steve Jobs. The day of the product is long gone. How can I get three more pigs per sow?
  • Antibiotic-Free Programs that Really Work: Over the last thirty years, we have developed true antibiotic-free programs. They are ready now, and they work.
  • A Revolution. A Revelation: A re-discovery of what drives nutrition and its connection to health. Could diseases be delayed, removed or eliminated if we simply changed our diets?
  • Success Begins and Ends with Fertility: China averages 16 pigs per sow. The U.S. averages20 pigs per sow, yet we are looking for 35plus pigs per sow. Learn how fertility will help you sink or swim. Learn to understand how fertility works at the gene level, and translate that into profit.
  • Seven Years from Now: Will the level of mycotoxins allowed in feed and in food be strictly regulated? Could this eliminate 50-60 percent of all of our grains and feeds?

The swine industry will also have the opportunity to network in the discussion forum and share their insight on topics such as:

  • Crisis Management: Where does the buck stop in our industry?
  • Pork 2020: Can it be the #1 white meat? How?
  • Has Nutrigenomics Redefined Nutrition? How will it impact our industry by 2020?
  • The Profitability Factor: People or feed cost management?

Registration for Alltech’s 29th Annual International Symposium is open now and available for an early discount price of $599 until April 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Standard registration after April 15 will be $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.

Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Of the nearly 3,000 international delegates who attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium, 97 percent indicated that they plan to attend again.

For more information, or to request an invitation, contact a local Alltech representative, visit www.alltech.com/symposium or email symposium@alltech.com.