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.

Will inorganic minerals meet the needs of your dairy cow?

Most animal diets include daily supplementation of trace minerals, giving the producer and nutritionist a choice in what form of mineral they choose to use. What is the real difference between organic and inorganic minerals? Organic minerals are the form closest to nature, containing carbon molecules, Inorganic minerals are essentially ground-up rock with no carbon molecules attached to them. 

First Keenan “Green Machine” rolls off the factory floor under new Alltech ownership

Following Alltech’s acquisition of Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland, the first Keenan “Green Machine” rolled off the factory floor in Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland today. Keenan, now part of the Alltech family of companies, is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011.

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.

Contact Us

Alltech Ireland

Alltech European Bioscience Centre
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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