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.

Beef finishers: precise nutrition and management on arrival is key to overall performance

Beef cattle

Beef finishers recognise that in order to maximise animal performance during the finishing period, animals need to adapt to their new environment and diets as quickly as possible. Cattle coming home from marts or grass that are  being housed in sheds for finishing, are subject to several stress factors such as weaning, mixing with new groups, new surroundings as well as changes in their diet. If these factors are not managed correctly animals will not reach their full potential, resulting in a longer finishing period and higher feed costs.

Dry cow management for autumn calving cows

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!

Alltech recruits recent graduates for its corporate career development program, accepting applications now

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – The world could be at the fingertips of students from around the world through the fourth annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program. Now accepting online applications from August 17 to September 30, Alltech invites recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programmes to apply for the programme, which will begin in February for the 2016 group.

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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