Alltech International Animal Health & Nutrition Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech 25th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium is about to kick off in Lexington, KY and I’ll be there once again with coverage starting late tomorrow night. I’d like to thank the great folks at Alltech for bringing me. On Tuesday I’ll be conducting a lunch time social media training session for media attending the event. Here’s a …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you. Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech, sent me a special holiday card which you can view online. Enjoy some happy Irish music and get a “See you at Symposium” message. I will see him at this year’s 25th Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Industry Symposium – “The Sustainability Principle.”

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AgRootsTV

Chuck Zimmerman

I had a chance to look at Alltech’s AgRootsTV this morning and thought I’d make a few comments. I’m not really into doing full reviews here though unless you think I should. I’d like your feedback on that. Every time I do so I find that someone is not happy with me no matter what I say. On to AgRootsTV. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Video

Alltech is iCasting About Swine Nutrition

Chuck Zimmerman

Swine producers are invited to an Alltech iCast on nutrition. It’s “an online video discussion about trial data that was recently conducted by Cape Fear Consulting.” We’re seeing more and more use of video online. You are invited to the swine nutrition iCast featuring Dr. Tommy Shipp and Dr. Walter Tibbetts from Cape Fear Consulting. Beginning May 28, 2008 at …

Alltech, New Media, Pork

Alltech Symposium Wrapup

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2008 Alltech International Animal Health & Nutrition Symposium is over and Alltech President, Dr. Pearse Lyons, provided the final remarks. He summed up the key concepts that were focused on at the Symposium like the greenest generation, re-defining the industry, new technologies, new business practices, having fun and being socially responsible, supporting young people and re-defining education. Then he …

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Discussion Group Dinners End The Day

Chuck Zimmerman

This evening the Alltech Symposium ended with a series of simultaneous discussion group dinners. I went to the one on biofuels which was moderated by Dr. Mark Lyons. Here’s my table. Prior to the general discussion we ate and talked at our individual tables. At mine we had folks from the Dominican Republic, Philippines, Korea and the United States. It …

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Feeding a Growing Population

Chuck Zimmerman

The third person on the debate team for the Alltech Greenest Generation debate was Osler Desouzart, President of OD Consulting, Brazil. He is no soft spoken, hold back his feelings kind of guy and I like that. He got asked about his thoughts on how to feed the growing population of the world. My recorder ran out of batteries when …

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David Byrne Speaks to Food Safety

Chuck Zimmerman

After Mike Johanns got the first question in the Alltech Greenest Generation debate it was David Byrne’s turn. He is the former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection. He was asked if we can capture consumer confidence on food safety and how can industry and regulators work together to achieve it. Of course he has a very significant amount …

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Mike Johanns on Stage Again

Chuck Zimmerman

Our former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is now running for the office of U.S. Senate and he’s still great talking about agriculture on stage. Here he is at the Alltech Symposium. The debate was for the most part very cordial. I think Johanns did a very good job of addressing the questions and talking to the issues in a very …

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