Common Problems For Dairy Farmers Globally

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference is a truly international one. There are farmers here from all over the world which requires a lot of translators who are working very hard in their booths at the back of the conference presentation rooms. One of the groups I ran into early is from Germany. They were all enjoying an early sample of …

Alltech, Audio, International

Dr. Pearse Lyons Describes Future For Dairy Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

Providing the first remarks on the program for the Global Dairy 500 Conference was Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and President, Alltech. The theme of his opening remarks was to answer the question, “Is there a future for dairy in these turbulent times?” Dr. Lyons addressed the real challenges in the dairy business internationally. The Conference has attendees from all over …

Alltech, Animal Health, Audio

Global Dairy 500 Conference Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference is underway here in Lexington, KY. To get you started watch this video clip prepared to set the stage for the conversation over the next couple days. I’ll be posting primarily on WorldDairyDiary.com but I’ll have some coverage here too. We’re about to start the opening general session with Dr. Pearse Lyons so stay tuned. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy

Getting Global With Dairy in Lexington

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference sponsored by Alltech gets underway today as a group of attendees are on a tour. Alltech’s Allie Hembree is with that group and I’ll have information and photos from the tour later on since I’m traveling to Lexington myself today. In the meantime you can follow along with Allie on the Alltech Tweets Twitter account. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy

ZimmComm Will Be Very Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re heading into dairy industry time. First up is the World Dairy Expo which kicks off tomorrow. Cindy will be attending along with daughter Carly. They’ll begin posting tomorrow morning here but primarily on World Dairy Diary. The dairy industry’s spotlight will be trained on Madison, Wisconsin, when the 43rd edition of World Dairy Expo takes place September 29 through …

Alltech, World Dairy Expo

Vote Now for Pork on a Fork Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

You have until 1:00 central time today to vote for your favorite “Pork on a Fork” photo from six finalists. The contest was the brain child of Trent Loos, host of the “Loos Tales” radio show and founder of Faces of Agriculture, and is sponsored by Nebraska TV. The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to World Pork Expo in …

Alltech, Pork

Alltech Symposium Wrapup

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium was another overwhelming success in terms of attendance, theme and customer interaction from a personal and professional standpoint. I missed the closing session but thanks to Alltech photographer Tim Webb we have this great shot. And thanks to Alltech blogger Debbie Hildreth, for a short summary of the last session. Alltech President …

Alltech, Video

Defining Sustainability For Alltech Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the things we’ve learned in recent weeks is how many definitions there are for “sustainability.” The Alltech Symposium theme was The Sustainability Principle so it was our primary topic of discussion. At the Great Debate roundtable our panelists each took a turn answering the question, “How do you define sustainability? There were also asked to put that in …

Alltech, Audio, Sustainability

Brewing Kentucky Ale

Chuck Zimmerman

You might look at this picture and say, “That looks like a dangerous group,” but you’d be wrong. We’re just some lovable guys enjoying a frosty end-of-day beverage in the pub at Shrewsbury Hall. This is the pub next door to the Alltech Lexington Brewing Company. In the photo with me are Head Brew Master, Ken Lee (center) and Trent …

Alltech, Audio

Sustainability Questions And Responses

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the highlight sessions at the Alltech Symposium is The Great Debate. This is a roundtable discussion and featured well known panelists Michael Boehlje, Professor at Purdue University, Lutz Goedde, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Philip Wilkinson, 2 Sisters Food Group. The moderator (pictured) was Alltech Vice President, Aidan Connolly. The subject was “Sustainability – For realists or …

Alltech, Audio, Sustainability