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Question the Direction of Beef Production at Global 500

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – “Horsegate” has left the European Union, thought to have one of the most transparent supply chains in the world, questioning how this could have happened. Animal health concerns have meant that North America is investigating the use of yet another growth promoter. All the while input costs are rising, making feed efficiency vital for sustainable business, but what does feed efficiency mean in practical terms? In this volatile environment, is transparency even possible? Against this backdrop how do beef producers improve margins?                              

These tough questions will be tackled at Alltech’s seventh Global 500, taking place October 1-3 2013, in Dublin, Ireland. 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.

Globalisation is marching on and it will be businesses with a reliable market that will outlast their competitors in the changing landscape. These markets are opening up now, both domestically with growing demand for functional and traceable foods, and overseas in China and India. Find out where and how to access these markets, along with how to streamline your business and ensure your profitability in the future.

Topics will include:

  • Top Ten Opportunities for a More Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable Future
  • Global Beef Industry Outlook
  • Feeding Your Future Feed Foundation
  • Feeding Your Future Herd Performance
  • Mining Beef Opportunities for Profitability
  • Managing Your Investments
  • Formulating a Plan for Your 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 beef 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 beef farmer needs to know in order to stay ahead of the herd – a global overview of the industry, protein sources and applications, mycotoxin management, performance challenges, finisher 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.