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Alltech, ranked among the top ten animal health companies globally, will host its 28th Annual International Symposium from May 20 through May 23, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center.

The symposium is expected to draw 2,000 or more participants from around the globe and will cover a variety of topics related to world feeding at the present time and going forward.  According to a release from Alltech, with the world population growing rapidly and projected to reach 9 billion people by the year 2050, technology and global food product must improve and increase.

With 100 presentations planned by a variety of industry experts, the symposium will also include breakout sessions in the domains of aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig production, pet food and regulatory in addition to new areas of focus.

Some of the speakers from major industry companies include Jack in the Box, Wendy’s, Nestle, Murphy-Brown, Future Farmers of America, PetSmart, the Harvard School of Business, and Domino’s Pizza.

In the companion-animal area, topics planned include disease prevention through antioxidants, longevity of pets including cognitive protection, and how algae can assist in the way pet foods are formulated. A track of sessions is planned that will explore how to capitalize on companion animal nutrition.  Alltech is an animal feed ingredient company, so there will be other sessions focusing on the aspect of animal nutrition as well.

Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech reported, “As we look to our future, we have some major questions that we need to come together and answer through innovative solutions… As an industry and as good citizens, we must address these issues now for the future generations who will inherit our world.”

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