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 32 countries and 28 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.

Getting Purchased Cattle Off to the Best Possible Start

With the autumn sales starting to gather pace and expecting to peak over the next 4-6 weeks, there is strong demand for cattle and good prices are being paid. This is making it increasingly important to keep animals healthy and thriving. Today, the greatest challenge beef finishers face aside from the poor beef prices are getting cattle started onto a new diet upon arrival and issues with respiratory problems. Failure to adequately address these issues impacts dramatically on productivity.

Is body condition loss the hidden cost on your farm?

The main goal for spring-calving dairy producers is to calve their cows with minimal issues to ensure they are primed to go back in calf as soon as possible. A key management factor that influences this is body condition scoring (BCS) and the aim is to calve cows at the correct BCS of 3. If cows are too thin at calving (<2.75 BCS), peak milk yields can be reduced and reproduction can be compromised. Whereas, if cows are too fat at calving (> 3.25 BCS), they are more likely to incur issues such as milk fever, retained placenta, ketosis and uterine infections.

Alltech and KEENAN join forces at Tullamore Show 2018


Join Alltech and KEENAN at this year’s Tullamore Show on Sunday, August 12, at stand Q327 and Q328.

InTouch nutrition specialists will be on hand to engage with farmers on the current feed shortage situation and offer their expert advice on feed budgeting, diet formulation, use of alternative forages and much more.

Contact Us

Alltech Ireland

Alltech European Bioscience Centre
Summerhill Road
Co. Meath

Phone: 01 8252244
Fax: 01 8252245

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