Alltech Symposium: Addressing challenges in the beef industry |

Alltech Symposium: Addressing challenges in the beef industry

As feed prices continue to sky rocket at record rates, beef producers are tasked with generating top quality meat while remaining mindful of their bottom line. This challenge, among many others facing the industry, will be addressed at Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium. The Symposium, entitled, “The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditization and to Innovate for a Greener Future” will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY, from May 22-25, 2011.

“This year’s beef session looks to be one of the most exciting we have ever hosted. It includes global players and industry experts hosting discussions on topics ranging from the latest findings on E. coli, environmental sustainability and nutritional imprinting to dealing with consumer trends and surviving in a global industry,” said Ty Yeast, North American sales director at Alltech. “Addressing these issues will give insight on what the farms of the future need to look like to ensure profitability and, ultimately, survival of our industry.”

Symposium attendees will hear from and interact with beef industry experts during the following informational seminars:

• A global beef industry – The JBS perspective and implications for the future – J. O’Callaghan, JBS USA, Colorado, USA

• Game Changer for feeding cattle, programmed nutrition – K. Dawson, Alltech, Kentucky, USA

• The right form at the right time: The science behind ‘Optigenized’ nitrogen – J. Jennings, Alltech, South Dakota, USA

• The Achilles heel of beef production, strategies for reducing fecal E. coli shedding – T. McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alberta, Canada

• Game Changers: How global meat consumption patterns will affect the role of the nutritionist – L. Roppa, Provimi, São Paulo, Brazil

• Can by-products deliver sustainable competitive advantage? – F. Santos, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz,” São Paulo, Brazil

• Future beef: Optimizing nutrition on pasture, the South American experience – A. Simeone, Universidad de la Republica, Paysandu, Uruguay

• Programmed nutrition to regulate genes, influencing cattle growth and meat quality – J. Capper, Washington State University, Washington, USA

• Future beef: Feedlot nutrition, the South African experience – B. Welgemoed, Karan Beef Feedlot, Heidelberg, South Africa

• Game Changers in beef nutrition – S. Timmermans, Horizon Beef, Iowa, USA

• A good start is key to a good finish, managing new arrivals in the feedlot – Lance Kennington, CHS Nutrition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

To secure your place at the 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, visit Alltech’s Symposium site at

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