Alltech symposium: Balancing profitability and consumer demands

14-03-2012 | |

How can the poultry industry keep up with the increasing demand for poultry meat and also stay profitable in a world where transparency and sustainability are paramount?

Alltech’s 28th Annual International Symposium, held May 20 – 23 in Lexington, Kentucky, aims to answer this question by looking at solutions from the areas of nutrition and genetics, and from highly successful poultry regions in the world.

“Poultry meat has a fantastic reputation for being one of the world’s healthiest and most versatile products. This has resulted in a rise in global demand and also an increasing consumer focus on food safety, animal welfare and environmental impact,” said Nick Adams, co-chair of the poultry seminar. “At this year’s Symposium the focus will be on maintaining consumer confidence while sustaining profitability. Both are essential if this industry is to grow at the rate necessary to meet global needs.”

Poultry focused session topics will include:
• Smarter Feed Solutions to Start your Birds Better – The facts.
• What do Birds Really Need? – The Brazilian perspective on real nutrient requirements, so different from ours.
• Reaching New Limits – Genetic advances in poultry and the challenge for nutritionists.
• Econometrics – Delivering more eggs by delivering the right nutrients at the right time.

The 2012 Symposium will be the forum for more than 100 presentations by industry experts. Among the speakers at the poultry session will be Peter Ferket, North Carolina State University, USA; Osler Desouzart, OD Consulting, Planning and Strategy, Brazil; Gertrudes Corção, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and Bill Williams, Tegel Foods, New Zealand.

Looking to 2050’s burgeoning population, Alltech’s 2012 Symposium will focus on ideas for better use of resources, improved business practices and natural nutritional solutions. New in 2012, breakout sessions will include legal, marketing, information technology and designer food in addition to the popular aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig, pet and regulatory-focused offerings.

The event is expected to draw more than 2,500 delegates from around the world making it the industry’s largest symposium. More information can be found via 2012 Alltech Annual International Symposium.