Alltech’s 2010 International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will focus on “The Triple Bottom Line: People, Profits, and Planet.” The symposium coincides with the animal nutrition company’s thirtieth anniversary and is scheduled for May 16-19, 2010, in Lexington, Ky.
Pearse Lyons, Alltech’s president, said 2010 “will ... be a celebratory year for our industry as we bounce back from a year of adversity and look to future opportunities.” He added, “Companies cannot forget, however, that their people and customers, and the sustainability of the environment in which they operate, have also become critical to long-term survival.”
Plenary session speakers will include John Y. Brown, former Kentucky governor and creator of the Kentucky Fried Chicken brand; Nan Dirk Mulder of Rabobank International; and Ray Smith, University of Kentucky. Patrick Wall, associate professor of public health at University College Dublin in Ireland, will discuss lessons learning about traceability from the 2008 dioxin crisis that harmed that country’s pig industry.
Breakout sessions will focus on dairy, beef, pig, poultry, equine, aquaculture and regulatory issues. There will also be a roundtable discussion on companion animals. Key areas such as cell genomics, Alzheimer’s, traceability, carbon sequestering of greenhouse gases and agriculture of the future will be explored.