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Dr. Roy Brister joins Alltech as Strategic Poultry Advisor

January 18, 2023

Dr. Roy Brister has joined Alltech as a Strategic Poultry Advisor.

Alltech is pleased to announce that Dr. Roy Brister has joined the team as a Strategic Poultry Advisor. With nearly four decades of experience in the poultry industry, he will focus on supporting sales and technical teams, bridging the gap between suppliers and poultry integrators, and driving new research. He is also passionate about creating actionable steps that help the poultry industry meet its sustainability goals.


“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Brister to our team,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “Dr. Brister exemplifies our Alltech values, including lifelong curiosity. He is committed to producers’ profitability and to the nutrition and wellbeing of poultry. To this, he brings both sound science-based practice and the rigorous pursuit of innovative approaches that can achieve greater performance and sustainability.”


Dr. Brister began his career as a technical nutritionist at Nutrius Inc./Diamond Shamrock and later Spring Valley Farms, the latter of which was acquired by Tyson just months after he joined. His 37 years at Tyson Foods included roles as director of nutrition and feed milling. He specializes in nutrition and feed milling management and is particularly interested in growth modeling as an innovative technology that can help producers achieve increased efficiency and sustainability. He is also interested in alternative ingredients that support circular nutrition and in utilizing data to guide critical decisions.


Born and raised in Texas, he received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from Texas A&M University and went on to receive a master’s degree and Ph.D. in poultry science from Texas A&M University.


Dr. Brister will be attending the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Alltech booth in Hall B, booth #4507. For more information about Alltech, visit