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Alltech’s ‘Global 500’ moves to Ireland; you’re invited

Dr. Pearse Lyons challenged delegates at the opening session of last year’s Alltech’s Global 500 to dream, dare, desire, decide and dedicate. This year’s event is slated for October 1-3 in Ireland.

DUNBOYNE, Ireland – The sixth edition of Alltech’s Global 500 is making its European debut October 1-3 in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Celebrating a rich history in agriculture and boasting world famous dairy and beef production, Ireland is an ideal location for the world’s most progressive dairy and beef producers to network with peers and explore the most pressing issues facing both industries today.

At the top of the agenda is how to farm an Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable (EPS) future, beginning with an overview of the current industry and looking at future trends, specifically addressing how farmers and producers can stay ahead of the curve. Breaking out after this into dairy and beef tracks, talks will focus on industry specific issues, debating a roadmap for the industry through interactive discussions. Topics will include:
• Forages and returns from the land
• The war against protein prices
• Sustainability
• Mineral management
• Mycotoxin management
• Innovations in the industry
• Managing investments for the future
• Big picture view on the global landscape

In addition, attendees can take advantage of Global 500’s location with a full program of farm tours. The tours will take attendees on a journey to some of Ireland’s most unique farms, showcasing Montbeliarde, Limousin, and Holstein cattle as well as top quality forages produced on-farm.

“Each year Alltech’s Global 500 strives to bring the top experts in the agriculture industry together to shape the future of beef and dairy worldwide. This year, for the first time ever, we are bringing them to Ireland to focus on EPS: efficiency, profitability and sustainability,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “This is a crucial time for the agriculture industry as demand for dairy and beef products is growing worldwide. The potential profitability has never been greater, which is why we must make production leaner in order for it to endure.”

• For event details and online registration, please visit Alltech’s website.

Last year’s Global 500 saw more than 700 delegates from 30 countries come to Lexington, Kentucky, and this year Alltech hopes to top that as part of The Gathering Ireland – an initiative aimed at showcasing Ireland’s potential to the world through various national events.

Continuing the theme of showcasing international agriculture, Global 500 in 2014 will have a distinctly French flavor as attendees follow Alltech to France for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, continuing their global dairy and beef journey against the backdrop of these landmark Games and centuries of French culture and cuisine. For event details and online registration, visit Alltech’s website.

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.