October 4, 2005
[Vale do IvaÃ, BRAZIL] - Alltech has put its "Thinking globally, acting locally" mantra into practice again by entering into a joint venture with a sugar plant company, Vale do IvaÃ, Parana, Brazil. A total of US$25 million will be invested resulting in a state-of-the-art facility, with the largest yeast production in the world.
October 3, 2005
[Dublin, Ireland] - The yeast culture Yea-Sacc1026 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CBS 493.94) has been granted permanent authorisation for use throughout the EU as a zootechnical additive. Yea-Sacc 1026 has received EU definitive approval (E 1704) for use in dairy diets.
This latest approval for Yea-Sacc 1026 reaffirms the product's standing as the most widely accredited yeast culture on the market, being the only product of its type that is officially authorized for all classes of cattle as well as for equine use.
October 3, 2005
The 10th Shrimp Health Management Training Workshop is underway in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop will take place over five days from Oct 3-8, 2005. Alltech Aqua, in conjunction with the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA), are providing the workshop for shrimp industry professionals with attendees from India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Madagascar, Tanzania, Indonesia and Thailand.
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.