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Plan the Future of Dairy at Alltech’s Global 500

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – European Union quotas are being abolished and new dairy markets are opening up in China and India. The global dairy landscape is changing and in a few years, for some, it will be unrecognisable. At Alltech’s Global 500, taking place in Dublin, Ireland this October 1- 3, 2013, dairy farmers and producers who want to prepare and profit from these changes can preview this future marketplace and the new strategies required to succeed. More than 2 million cattle will be represented by the leading global farmers who have already registered for this year’s Global 500 event, held outside of the U.S. for the first time.


(pictured left to right) Orla McAleer, European marketing manager for Alltech, and Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, together at the launch of Global 500, taking place October 1 - 3 in the RDS, Dublin. 2013 will mark the first year that the international beef and dairy conference will set foot outside of the United States, in conjunction with The Gathering Ireland.

Speakers, including representatives from Rabobank and European Dairy Farmers will provide a roadmap for where they think the dairy industry will be in five to ten years. Sessions will be interactive, allowing international voices to colour the dialogue. There will also be a discussion forum each day to allow attendees to delve deeper into the topics covered and to get international perspectives on local issues.

Topics will include:

  • Top Ten Opportunities for a More Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable Future
  • Global Milk Industry Outlook
  • Feeding Your Future Feed - Foundation
  • Feeding Your Future Herd - Performance
  • Mining Milk Opportunities
  • Managing Your Investments
  • Formulating Your Plan for a More Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable Future

“It’s not just about supply and demand, it’s about predicting where that demand will be and making sure that we can meet it. The world is opening up to dairy and it’s no longer enough to react; proactive production is the only way to keep up with and profit from this changing landscape,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “This year’s Global 500 will cover everything that the progressive dairy farmer needs to know in order to stay ahead of the herd – a global overview of the industry, protein sources and applications, mycotoxin management, fertility, heifer replacement and sustainability.”

Global 500 offers a unique forum to talk about the challenges faced on-farm, while offering an international perspective. Alltech is well-positioned to draw together a global panel of experts whose knowledge of the agri-food industry is second-to-none, allowing attendees to emerge from Global 500 fully informed and ready to succeed as entrepreneurs. 

Last year’s Global 500 saw more than 700 delegates from 30 countries come to Lexington, Kentucky and this year Alltech hopes to top that as part of The Gathering Ireland – an initiative aimed at showcasing Ireland’s potential to the world through various national events. Early-bird registration is open until the 24th of September 2013. For event details and online registration visit Alltech’s website.

Continuing the theme of showcasing international agriculture, Global 500 2014 will have a distinctly French flavour as attendees follow Alltech to France for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, continuing their global dairy and beef journey against the backdrop of these landmark Games and centuries of French culture and cuisine.