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University College Dublin captures first prize at Alltech Innovation Competition with “Moo Shoe”

Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives at Alltech, presenting Shannon Coco, Catherine O’Connell and Rebecca Fitzgerald of University College Dublin, winners of the Alltech Innovation Competition 2015 with a cheque for €4,000. The winning concept “Moo Shoe” provides a solution to lameness, an issue that affects one in five cows on Irish dairy farms.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is delighted to announce the 2015 winner of the Alltech Innovation Competition hosted at its European headquarters, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. University College Dublin (UCD) students, Catherine O’Connell, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Shannon Coco, were awarded the overall prize for their outstanding competition entry – Moo Shoe. The Moo Shoe provides a solution to one of the biggest problems in the dairy cow industry – lameness, an issue that affects one in five cows on Irish dairy farms.

UPike poultry and KSU aquaponic innovations capture first prizes at Alltech competition

Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, presents the $10,000 award to winner of the 2015 Alltech Innovation Competition graduate track - the University of Pikeville. L to R: Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech; Kerri Snow; Wesley Arnett; Justin Prater; Van Clouse, competition moderator; David Snow, team adviser; Molly Frank; Benjamin Clayton, adviser;  and Paul Patton, former governor of Kentucky and the interim president of the University of Pikeville.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – In a battle of brains amongst seven Kentucky universities in the 2015 Alltech Innovation Competition, it was Kentucky State University and the University of Pikeville who emerged as victors, respectively capturing the undergraduate and graduate first place designations. Each team won $10,000, the amount with which Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech, now a $1 billion company operating in 128 countries.

Future Alltech leaders start in Career Development Program; Four new programs now open to applicants

The 2015 Alltech Career Development Program (CDP) consists of 11 members from across the globe, including one Kentuckian. The CDP members are joined by Alltech’s Dr. Aoife Lyons, Suniti Mujumdar, Jan Edward Lim and Richard Feuerstein.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech’s 2015 Career Development Program (CDP) members are a prestigious group of 11 recent graduates from around the world who started intensive training at Alltech’s global headquarters in Kentucky in February. Program members are now spending their first few months devoted to the Alltech REBELation, the company’s flagship international conference May 17-20 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Seven reasons to REBEL: Why Alltech's international conference is not to be missed

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – From May 17-20, Alltech’s flagship international conference will return for its 31st year to Lexington, Kentucky. Playing off a theme of rebelling against tradition to be a business revolutionary, the Alltech REBELation conference boasts an all-star line-up of more than 110 speakers, including General Colin Powell, Jim Stengel and John Calipari. Why attend? Seven simple reasons…

Milk prices dropping: Feed strategically

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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Dairy farmers will soon discover that 2015 will be a challenging year to maintain profitability, according to one industry expert. “Milk prices have dropped 30 percent compared to 2014,” said Mike Hutjens, professor of animal sciences emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana. “Since feed costs can represent 50 percent of the total cost to produce milk, many dairy farmers are making feed changes that could save ten cents a day but are losing 25 cents of income in the process.”  

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