The first Alltech Excellence in Ruminant Nutrition Award will be recognized Tuesday with a video award acceptance from Dr. Peter Van Soest, who laid the groundwork for modern rumen nutrition through his detergent system for fiber analysis. This comprehensive system of feed analysis has been implemented worldwide, transforming the nutritional management of ruminants. Currently, Dr. Van Soest serves as professor emeritus at Cornell University.
Dedicated to exploring The Game Changers for business and the animal health and feed industries, Alltech’s 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium includes The Economist’s Tom Standage, Nestlé’s Hans Jöhr, Chick-fil-A’s Brian Coan, J. O’Callaghan of JBS USA, online strategist Ben Self, and a number of other notables from the likes of Tyson Foods, Provimi, Murphy-Brown, Cobb-Vantress and more. With more than 2100 attendees from 72 countries and 46 states convening in Lexington, Ky., it is the largest Alltech Symposium to date.
The Game Changers is intended to be an industry time-out, providing opportunities for professionals to huddle in specialized breakout sessions – including aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig production, pet food, regulatory, food quality, traceability, and communicating directly with the consumer using new media strategies. All sessions are dedicated to the open discussion of creative game-changing strategies for revolutionizing industry practices and thus redefining its future.
For further information on Alltech’s 2011 Symposium, please visit www.alltech.com/symposium. Several sessions are available for live and on-demand streaming via Alltech’s Symposium Web site, also accessible by mobile phones.
Alltech’s Innovations blog is being updated throughout the Symposium to include photos from the event, video interviews with speakers, podcasts, and the most salient points from the specialized breakout sessions. Join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #AlltechSymposium.