September 27, 2005
Founded in 1980, Alltech ranks as one of the world's leading animal health companies, and believes that linking academia and industry is key to their mutual success. This belief gave rise to the Bioscience Center concept where MSc and PhD students work in concert with the agricultural industry. Alltech's three Bioscience Centers are located in China, Ireland and Kentucky, USA. According to Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech Worldwide Research Director, 180 doctoral and masters students will conduct industry-related research at the Bioscience Centers over the next five years.
September 26, 2005
[Lexington, Ky.] - The Food and Drug Administration recently gave Alltech a letter of non-objection, allowing the use of Sel-Plex in canine diets. "Dog owners and breeders have reason to be excited about this clearance, because Sel-Plex represents a nutritional breakthrough that will help them ensure optimal selenium status that is key to the health and well-being of all dogs," said Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech's director of worldwide research.
September 26, 2005
[Harrisburg, PA] - And the winner is, GS Ensign Tootie. She was crowned Miss Yea-Sacc1026 during the All-American Dairy Show on September 21st in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Miss Yea-Sacc1026, owned by Gary and Jeremy McDonald, is a Brown Swiss dairy cow from Shen-Val Farm in Virginia. In addition to winning the Miss Yea-Sacc1026 Competition, GS Ensign Tootie won first place in her class, total performance, best udder and production.
September 20, 2005
[Curitiba, Brazil] - Alltech's 15th Latin-American Lecture Tour, entitled "Create Innovate Elevate", drew to a close on Thursday, 1st September 2005. More than 1,400 participants attended the seven days of lectures, where industry leaders discussed new technologies in animal nutrition. The lectures were tailored for each market; Chile had two sessions on aquaculture and ruminants and El Salvador hosted a poultry session. The Lecture Tour commenced in Curitiba, Brazil and concluded in El Salvador, Guatemala.
September 15, 2005
Reduced fertility in high producing dairy cows is a worldwide phenomenon and a major source of economic loss. The causative factors contributing to this problem are not clear. It is clear however that a single approach will not solve the problem; an integrated approach involving veterinarians, reproductive specialists, geneticists and nutritionists is much more likely to produce economical solutions.