Alltech Symposium Draws Leading Experts from the Pig Industry

Date of publication : 4/10/2008
Source : Alltech Inc.

Alltech, a global leader in animal health and nutrition, has announced that the pig session to be held 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium has drawn some of the pig industry’s leading experts as speakers.

The roster features speakers from a variety of backgrounds and includes:

   • Jim Pettigrew, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
   • Richard Murphy, Alltech European Biosciences Centre
   • Don Mahan, The Ohio State University
   • Paul Groenewegen, Alltech Canada
   • Gretchen Hill, Michigan State University
   • Colm Moran, Alltech France
   • Scott Radcliffe, Purdue University
   • Guylaine Messionier, INRA CEA
   • Peter Spring, Swiss College of Agriculture
   • Tommy Shipp, Cape Fear Consulting
   • Peter Best, Watt Publishing

“The species sessions at Alltech’s Symposium have a long history of tackling important issues head on,”  said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “I’m confident that the group of speakers we’ve assembled for this year’s pig session will continue that tradition.”

The pig session will feature a forum for the speakers to discuss some of the timeliest issues in modern pig production, including:

   • Nutrigenomics: What does it mean for pig nutrition? How do we use this technology to improve productivity while minimizing environmental impact?

   • Are corn and soya based diets the key to environmentally friendly diets of the future?

   • Salmonella: still an insidious problem — can we really use nutritional strategies to control it?

   • With the price of raw materials sky-rocketing, how do we effectively deal with mycotoxins, the hidden killer on farm?

   • How are some producers addressing the new demands of the green agenda?

   • Organic mineral supplementation for modern genetics – addressing health, performance and environmental stewardship

Alltech’s 2008 Symposium will incite delegates – including experts from around the globe – to redefine the industry as a leader of the ‘Greenest Generation’  by rethinking technology and business practices. The Symposium will also urge delegates to find constructive ways in which we, the agriculture industry, can respond to the green revolution.

Alltech will host its 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, focusing on the ‘Greenest Generation’, April 20-23, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.


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