Alltech’s 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium May 22-25, 2011 in Lexington, KY, is dedicated to exploring The Game Changers for the animal health and feed industries.

“Today’s challenges signal that it’s time to rewrite the playbook,” says Pearce Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Raw materials are becoming rare materials. Least-cost rations are but one example of failed strategy. Sustainability is questionable with conventional strategies, and consumer confidence is tepid at best.”

Alltech’s International Symposium includes species breakout sessions, regulatory, food quality, traceability and communication in agriculture. All sessions are dedicated to creative game-changing strategies for revolutionizing industry practices and thus redefining its future.

“The clock is ticking. Our planet is expected to reach nine billion inhabitants by 2050,” Lyons says. “There is hope, however, for game-changers that will enable us to generate sustainable profitability, innovatively use new raw materials, and add value to conventional agricultural products all while maintaining resources for our planet.”

Plenary and breakout sessions will include focused discussion on programmed nutrition, technology to maximize release of nutrients from distiller’s dried grains with solubles and other feedstuffs, formulation to minimize nutrient waste, branding nutrition, sustainability strategies and the use of new media in communicating directly with the consumer. Alltech’s Medal of Excellence and Young Scientist Awards will also be presented.

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