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Alltech’s 2013 Symposium Addresses Poultry Industry Needs and Consumer Demands

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – From problems with mycotoxins and coccidiosis, to opportunities with epigenetics and antibiotic-free programs, Alltech plans to address a plate full of topics that affect the poultry industry all the way from the hatchery to the dining room 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.

Dr. Bill Williams, general manager for agriculture at Tegel Foods Ltd. in New Zealand, discusses how his home country expanded past traditional poultry standards at last year’s Alltech International Symposium.

“With daily blogs, tweets and posts demanding cage free, farm fresh and organic products, we need to listen to what consumers are saying, determine the best route to market and meet their expectations. At this year’s Symposium, we will look at opportunities to improve meat quality and the customer experience by further investigating parameters such as tenderness, drip loss, cooking loss and shelf life,” said Paulo Rigolin, chairperson for the poultry antibiotic-free track at Symposium. “It is more critical than ever to shift from the mindset of “just being in the poultry business” to recognizing our role in a food industry that must feed an additional billion people by 2020.”

Poultry-focused breakout session tracks include:

  • Epigenetics: The Role of Parental Nutrition in Shaping Offspring Health
  • Eggs: The Perfect Nutrient in the Perfect Nutrient Delivery System
  • Reimagining Nutrition Part 1: The Role of Solid State Fermentation to Reduce Diet Costs
  • Coccidiosis Control: Confronting the Reality in an Era of Fewer Viable Options
  • Gut Immunity and Homeostatis: How Intestinal Microflora Interacts with the Immune System and Disease
  • Unlocking Genetic Potential with Natural Nutrition
  • Mycotoxins: The Global Picture

Poultry industry members will also get the opportunity to network in the discussion forum and explore questions such as:

  • Crisis Management- How Will Your Firm Handle a Crisis?
  • Branding Food: Is it Niche or Mainstream?
  • Reimagining Nutrition: How Nutrigenomics is Revolutionizing How We Feed
  • Is Truly Antibiotic-Free Animal Production Possible?

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.