Alltech Swine Technical Seminar held
Over 115 delegates attended Alltech's swine technical seminar on
'Elevating Animal Performance and Health – Formula for the Future; Nutrition or
The seminar held at Alltech's European Bioscience
Centre was opened by Marc Larousse, vice-president, Alltech Europe and chaired
by Dr. Jules TaylorPickard,
solutions deployment team, Alltech.
A panel of six international
industry experts presented their views and participated in question and answer
sessions with the attendees. Both attendees and presenters participated in
confidential electronic surveys during the seminar.
39% said that the EU
programme to reduce salmonella contamination in pig herds will not be achieved
by most EU states, while a further 10% said that it would lead to unrealistic
consumer expectations;64% responded that biofuels have had
a negative impact on EU agriculture. Nearly half of respondents believed that
the recent melamine scares in China present an opportunity for EU producers to
differentiate their products based on quality and safety.
that full traceability will become increasingly important for feed additive and
feed suppliers within the European marketplace. Over 50% believed that trace
mineral and energy regulations will pose the biggest challenge to pig production
in the future.
Respondents included professionals such as,
nutritionists, veterinarians and other industry experts, representing both
Europe and North America.
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