What We Do - The Science of Animal Health and Nutrition

Alltech helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment through nutritional innovation. More than thirty years of research in animal nutrition and health have allowed us to develop and manufacture innovative, natural feed supplements that improve animal performance, the feed industry and the farmer's bottom line… naturally!

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants by adding nutritional value naturally through our innovative use of yeast fermentation, enzyme technology, algae and nutrigenomics. 

The European Bioscience Centre was opened in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland in 1999. The facility is home to our European Headquarters and supports 42 countries and 26 different languages. The Bioscience Centre offers a unique advantage as it houses all support functions for the European market.

The research facility in Dunboyne has a strong emphasis on fundamental research encompassing biotechnology, microbiology and chemistry-based disciplines. Our core strength, yeast technology, is researched here, where Alltech scientists look at using yeast cell wall components to bind mycotoxins and bacteria that damage the gut.

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair returns for a fourth time to the Convention Centre Dublin, February 5-7th, 2016.

The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by a range of home-grown acts and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your taste buds!

Join fellow brews and spirits enthusiasts at the Convention Centre Dublin to celebrate the rising tide of this unique craft movement.

Effective dry cow management reaps rewards at calving

With the first of 2016’s spring calvers being dried off, Alltech is reminding dairy farmers that the management of these animals over the coming weeks will determine how they perform throughout their subsequent lactation. Numerous published research studies confirm that the nutritional programmes put in place during the dry period are crucial in helping to reduce the risk of metabolic disorders occurring at calving or during the ten days which follow.

Dry Cow Management for Trouble-Free Calving

In the past, the care and feeding of the dry cow was not high on the list of priorities for many dairy farmers. Dry cows were often neglected and placed on the back foot but thankfully today, dry cow management is seen as an integral part of dairy herd management. Getting the dry period right can help towards easier calving, improved milk yield and better fertility. Getting it wrong can lead to many health issues such as milk fever, retained placentas and metritis (white discharge). All of these affect profitability and can eat into a dairy farmer’s most limiting factor, time! 

Contact Us

Alltech Ireland

Alltech European Headquarters
Summerhill Road
Co. Meath

Phone: 01 8252244
Fax: 01 8252245

Alltech Northern Ireland
6 The Chimes
Ballinahinch Street
Co. Down
BT26 6AJ

Phone: 028 926 81078

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