To help farmers work toward this future, Alltech also launched the EPS (Efficiency, Profitability, Sustainability) program, which is designed to support farmers using a number of innovative and novel tools.
The Global 500 delegates were introduced to the unique Alltech Dairy ‘What If?’ Tool. This recently developed online software, part of the EPS program, can predict improvements in profitability and the associated reduction in environmental footprint within an individual dairy operation. During the conference, agri-environmental experts demonstrated how the Alltech Dairy ‘What If?’ Tool can be applied to any dairy operation to indicate what can be expected on any individual farm, instantly.
The Alltech Dairy ‘What If?’ Tool can then be followed by active on-farm assessments and state-of-the-art feed analysis using the new IFM (in-vitro fermentation model) system. These exclusive technologies will allow accurate predictions for methane mitigation and subsequent performance improvements expected through the efficient application of dietary management advice and appropriate Alltech Environmental Solutions nutritional technologies.
This tool will form part of an EPS trial taking place in more than 20 countries globally, the results of which will be presented at Global 500 2014 in Normandy, France. The Normandy region is the heart of the French ruminant industry – there are more than 580,000 dairy cows and more than a quarter of a million beef cattle in Normandy residing on 12,500 dairy farms and 5,800 beef units. An impressive 17,000 people are directly employed in agriculture in Normandy. During Global 500 2014 attendees will have the opportunity to tour many of the most efficient, profitable and sustainable farms in the region.
The 2014 Global 500 event will coincide with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 – the world championships of eight equine disciplines. At the Games, Alltech will be celebrating the farmer and the vital contribution farmers make on a daily basis to feeding the growing world population.