From left to right: Professor Maurice Boland, director of research, Alltech alongside Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech and  Holly Geraghty, marketing coordinator, Alltech Ireland launching the Alltech Dairy Career Development Program.
From left to right: Professor Maurice Boland, director of research, Alltech alongside Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech and Holly Geraghty, marketing coordinator, Alltech Ireland launching the Alltech Dairy Career Development Program.

Alltech launched the Alltech Dairy Career Development Program, providing opportunities for five high-caliber university graduates from anywhere in the world who wish to specialize in the dairy industry.

 Alltech will invest $1 million in the program over the next year, with the objectives of providing innovative formats for new nutritional technologies for dairies, improving animal health and welfare, and increasing dairy farm profitability around the world.

The program will be headed by Professor Maurice Boland, Alltech director of research and former director of the University College Dublin-Teagasc Partnership.

Successful candidates will learn from innovative dairy production systems in the world, work on nutritional dairy innovations and receive world class training in Alltech’s Dairy Nutrition System. Participants will be located on some of the most progressive dairies around the world to understand firsthand the operation of a dairy business and will implement nutritional technologies to demonstrate an improvement in animal health, performance and profitability.

Alltech will accept applications from recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in animal science, dairy science, dairy business or veterinary medicine from April 1–30. Successful applicants will commence in September 2014.

Applicants are invited to apply via:  www.alltech.com/dairygraduate