Alltech opens new facility in New Mexico

22-10-2009 | |

More than 125 area residents joined global animal health company Alltech to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Clovis, New Mexico, on Thursday, 15 October.

Along with members of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, Clovis/Curry County Chambers of Commerce, nutrition companies and local dairy farmers, Alltech hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new office located in Clovis, New Mexico.

“As a global animal health company, we seek out places that are centres for agricultural productivity,” said Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons. “Alltech will now be able to better service the Southwest in a research, production, distribution, and sales capacity.”

The 240-acre site includes a new state-of-the-art sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility will produce Alltech’s signature product Yea-Sacc® Farm Pak 2X, a live yeast culture feed additive, and Sel-Plex®, the only FDA-reviewed form of organic selenium, and the first strain specific form of organic selenium to be EU approved for all species (Strain: Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3060).

It will also support local sales in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Southwest Kansas providing a local distribution site for its growing customer base.

“Our goal is to have production and resources at every facility so that we can give local producers access to the latest technologies,” said Dr. Lyons.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist