Alltech Accelerator 6 – SwineTech

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An Iowa-based company participating in the Alltech Pearse Lyons Accelerator is working to improve the swine industry, beginning with the farrowing process. “SwineTech is trying to transform the way we look at farrowing management and how we assist sows in the farrowing house, giving the information that’s needed to provide the very best welfare and support and then the technology …

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Alltech Accelerator 5 – SomaDetect

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The Alltech Pearse Lyons Accelerator is helping Canadian company SomaDetect to grow and expose its mission to more members of the agriculture industry. SomaDetect CEO Bethany Deshpande said the company is developing a sensor solution for dairy farmers that will measure several components in raw milk. “Our goal is to help dairy producers have the information they need to make …

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Alltech Accelerator 4 – TERRA NutriTECH

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Ireland-based TERRA NutriTECH wants to bring mineral dispensing into the 21st century, and the company’s participation in the Alltech Pearse Lyons Accelerator is helping them to do just that. “It’s a precision liquid nutrition system,” explained Padraig Hennessy, CEO of TERRA NutriTECH. “It can automatically put liquid supplements into the water line, accurately. So, we input in the exact number …

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Alltech Accelerator 3 – Folium Science

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A company based in the United Kingdom is working to reduce the use of antibiotics when it comes to raising livestock. “Folium’s reason for being is around removing the need for antibiotics in animal rearing,” said Edward Fuchs, co-founder of Folium Science, part of Alltech’s Pearse Lyons Accelerator. “And it’s because our industry is under pressure from the overuse of …

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Trump Welcomes Farmers to White House

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President Donald Trump welcomed representatives from a number of agricultural organizations to the White House Thursday to talk about the $16 billion in trade assistance announced by the administration. “I have directed Secretary Perdue to provide $16 billion in assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers. It all comes from China. We’ll be taking in, over a period of time, hundreds …

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Alltech Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™

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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference wrapped up Tuesday with president and CEO Dr. Mark Lyons sharing his new vision for the company and inviting more than 3,500 attendees to join in “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty.” Thirty years ago, his father, Alltech’s founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, took the stage at the same conference. He had committed Alltech to …

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USDA Announces More Trade Aid for Farmers

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced several actions that USDA will be taking to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more …

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Alltech Young Scientists in #ONE19 Spotlight

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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19) brought together some of the brightest international minds in science as part of the Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) competition. Four regional AYS winners were selected but only three were able to make it to the conference. Asia region winner Bing Liu, Jiangnan University, China was unable to attend. The others were: North America – …

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Alltech Researcher Honored at #ONE19

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Dr. Richard Murphy, who has been the research director at the Alltech European Bioscience Center in Ireland for 17 of his 25 years with the company, is the recipient of this year’s Alltech Medal of Excellence. The award, which is Alltech’s highest distinction, was presented this week at ONE19, the annual Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, KY. Murphy was recognized …

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Bear Grylls Receives Alltech Humanitarian Award

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Outdoor adventurist Bear Grylls provided the keynote address for the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference opening plenary session, and was surprised to be presented with the Alltech Humanitarian Award at the conclusion of his remarks. The ONE audience was riveted by Grylls’ stories and inspired by his “NGU” (Never Give Up) spirit. Dr. Mark Lyons joined him on stage after his …

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