DUNBOYNE, Ireland — Alltech’s Global 500 broke numerous records this year during its European debut, with 760 people attending from more countries than ever.
With the global dairy and beef industries facing numerous challenges, talks focused on increasing production efficiency, becoming more profitable and ensuring long-term sustainability — strategies to guarantee the industry’s future.
“Agriculture has many powerful positive stories to tell,” said Catherine Keogh, vice president and chief marketing officer at Alltech. She urged dairy farmers to use social media to tell their own stories.
“Dairy and beef farmers will have a bright future if they focus on three key words — efficiency, profitability and sustainability,” said Pearse Lyons, Alltech founder and president, who encouraged the attendees to “dream, dare, desire, decide and dedicate” for efficient, profitable and sustainable farming.
The Global 500 delegates were introduced to the Alltech Dairy “What If?” tool, online software that 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 instantly indicate what can be expected on any individual farm.
The tool can then be followed by active on-farm assessments and feed analyses using the new IFM (in-vitro fermentation model) system.
These 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.