With the price of corn more than doubling and the market value of milk still on the rebound, the perils facing dairymen worldwide have amplified as they struggle to produce more and more with less and less.
Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium
will address these challenges and provide insights and solutions to the issues that plague the dairy industry. The Symposium, entitled The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditisation and to Innovate for a Greener Future
will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky, USA from May 22-25, 2011.
“In the face of undeniable, escalating feed and fuel costs, efficiency of production has never been more critical to survival. However, production is multifaceted and an increasingly debated aspect is the environmental impact of modern dairy production,” said Sylvie Andrieu, European ruminant technical manager at Alltech. “Alltech's 27th Annual Symposium is the event to address these issues on a global scale. With presentations from international experts in a variety of related fields, it will be the key event for those in the dairy industry to address these global challenges in order to apply local solutions.”
Symposium attendees will hear from and interact with dairy industry experts during the following informational seminars:
· Managing the media myth: What is the truth behind the carbon footprint of modern dairy production?
- J. Capper, Washington State University, Washington, USA
· Win-win: Can we reduce the environmental impact of silage while increasing milk production?
- D. Davies, Silage Solutions Ltd, Wales, UK
· Towards farm sustainability – Can we benchmark milk production economics?
- T. Hemme, IFCN Dairy Research Center, Kiel, Germany
· The DEMP revolution: Feeding microbial protein directly to the cow
- A. Gehman, Alltech, South Dakota, USA
· The forgotten importance of heifer nutrition – Its impact on future cow performance
- J. Heinrichs, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
· The power of dealing with the end consumer – Should farms commercialise their own milk?
- R. Jank, Jr., Agrindus, São Paulo, Brazil
· Managing metabolic stress in high-performing dairy cows
- M. Kaske, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
· Is the New Zealand model still working? Meeting the challenge of disruptive change
- M. McLeod, Silvanus Limited, Waikato, New Zealand
· Optigen®: A Game Changer for the Brazilian dairy industry
- M. Pereira, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
· Meeting consumer expectations – The challenges of environmentally sustainable farming
- D. Tristant, AgroParisTech – Ferme de Grignon, Thiverval-Grignon, France
· The five myths of trace mineral supplementation
- R. Murphy, Alltech Biosciences, Dunboyne, Ireland
· Programmed nutrition – The importance of measuring feed conversion. Why it is essential to dairy producer survival
- C. Thorp, Kennan Systems, Co. Carlow, Ireland
- To secure your place at the 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, please visit Alltech’s Symposium site. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.