Alltech Canada Celebrates 25 Years
[GUELPH, Ontario] – Alltech Canada celebrated its 25th anniversary Wed. Sept. 18 at their Canadian headquarters in Guelph, Ontario. A global animal health leader, Alltech prides itself in providing scientific-based solutions to address local challenges in the agriculture industry.
“Twenty-five years ago, Alltech Canada was created with one person – Dr. Ted Sefton, who established himself in the poultry industry. Now we’ve grown to 250 employees across the country operating out of 10 facilities,” said Ty Yeast, general manager of Alltech Canada. “However, the same guiding Alltech ACE principles to ensure that products are safe for the animal, consumer and environment are still in place 25 years later.”
Alltech Canada was founded in 1988 and now has offices strategically located across the country. Alltech and its associated businesses are positioned to accommodate and service farmers’ needs in all species sectors nationwide.
Alexandria, Ontario, is home to a Bioplex® Trace Minerals manufacturing facility that was established in 1999. This food-grade facility is capable of manufacturing the full range of Bioplex Trace Minerals with a capacity reaching 20,000 tonnes per year, making it one of the largest trace minerals facilities in the world. The state of the art manufacturing plant in Alexandria has also implemented the Alltech Quality System (AQS), which was designed to ensure that every product shipped is safe, effective and nutritious. AQS meets or exceeds the requirements of all major global certifications and is utilized by all of Alltech’s production facilities, blending sites and warehouses across the globe.
“Our goal is to be the leader for educational resources to producers globally,” Yeast said. “We have a commitment to deliver solutions that produce efficiency, sustainability and profitability to all parties.”
As a part of this commitment, Alltech is holding its annual Global 500 conference for beef and dairy producers in Ireland as part of The Gathering Ireland – an initiative aimed at showcasing Ireland’s potential to the world through various national events in 2013. Global 500 is an innovative event, where the most progressive dairy and beef producers from around the world will network, share experiences and discuss a plan for profitability for 2014. Last year’s Global 500 saw more than 700 delegates from 30 countries come to Lexington, Kentucky. This year’s event looks to top that figure as projections show two million cows will be represented in Ireland.