The new energy crisis and the wide ranging implications it is having on the
animal feed industry was highly addressed during the Alltech's Annual
International Feed Symposium (May 20-23). New technologies required to address
this energy crisis as well as emphazing existing technologies and their
capabilities was also the main topic during this big annual
Alltech's founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons, captured the audience
attention by urging them to 'take control of their futures' by embracing these
new strategies and technologies. He further added that the future of the animal
feed industry will depend on specific focus areas such as integrating distillery
by-products into diets, control over mycotoxin impact and alternative approaches
to supplying dietary protein.
Plenary sessions opened the minds of delegates with Dr.
Kate Jacques, Alltech presenting on 'The world's most devastating health
risk: AIDS'. According to Jacques "Selenium supplementation is clearly
needed by everyone for a healthy immune system, but it is critical for people
with HIV," she explained. "Organic selenium supplementation has been shown to
slow HIV replication, which means it can slow the progression of HIV and AIDS."
Dr. Ronan Power, director of internal research world-wide, Alltech discussed the
interesting topic of 'Living to be 250; Does the fountain of youth
Medals and award
Alltech's annual Medal of
Excellence was presented to Dr. Alexandros Yiannikouris and Dr. Jean-Pierre
Jouany of L'Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) for their
extensive work in modelling and designing strategies for eliminating the
Looking to the future talent of the industry and the 2007
Young Animal Science award was awarded to Lucas Mascardi, University of Buenos
Aires, Argentina, for this research assessing Optigen as a protein source for
At the closing session, Kevin Murphy
of Food-Chain Communication emphasized how branding and marketing is a role for
everyone in the company and how a brand is the total system the consumer
purchases, not just the product. He further discussed how we must adopt new
technologies because the consumer has options and if you don't take the
opportunity, someone else will.
Snapshot of future
Dawson, Alltech addressed key issues in the animal industry and provided
delegates with a snapshot of the future. He highlighted the array of new
nutritional tools available to the modern nutritionist. His discussion focused
on the significance of the nitrogen platform concept and how it will redefine
nitrogen metabolism and influence the efficiency of protein production in
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