As farmers are faced with the challenge of improving feed efficiency, other concerns such as health and immunity persist. Alltech's 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will address these challenges and provide insights and solutions to the issues that plague the swine 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 Centre in Lexington, Kentucky, USA from May 22-25, 2011.
“Pork meat is consumed in greater quantities by today’s consumers than ever before. As the global human population explodes over the next 50 years, meat production needs to double to match the demand. Issues of food security and the environmental impact of food production are reaching critical status. Efforts to increase productivity and efficiency in a sustainable manner must call upon novel nutritional and management strategies,” said Jules Taylor-Pickard, global brand manager for Alltech. “Now is the time to explore new ways to achieve efficient pork production in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.”
Symposium attendees will hear from and interact with swine industry experts during the following informational seminars:
· Game Changers: How global meat consumption patterns will affect the role of the nutritionist
o L. Roppa, Provimi, São Paulo, Brazil
· Sows with 40 piglets? What now for trace mineral nutrition?
o B. Close, Close Consultancy, Berkshire, UK
· The growth paradox - Achieving health and immunity without sacrificing growth
o T. Gillespie, Rensselaer Swine Service, P.C., Indiana, USA
· Market mayhem: Evaluating risk and nutritional choices in a dynamic grain market
o J. Kerns, International Agribusiness Group, Iowa, USA
· Productivity vs. quality: The role of foetal programming
o B. Mullan, Agriculture Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
· Form matters - The importance of structure and stability in Bioplex® trace minerals
o R. Murphy, Alltech Biosciences, Dunboyne, Ireland
· The next frontier in non-antibiotics. Researching the role of ActigenTM to improve pig health and productivity
o J. Pettigrew, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
· Can we wean 40 pigs per sow? Nutritional implications of recent genetic advances
o G. Sørensen, Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Copenhagen, Denmark
· Improving feed efficiency in an era of high feed costs
o R. van Barneveld, Barneveld Nutrition Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia
· Where now for North American swine production? The game changers of how we will feed pigs
o T. Coffey, Murphy-Brown, LLC, North Carolina, USA