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.

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.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

2016-05-22 - 2016-05-25

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, an event dedicated to inspiring innovation, takes place in Lexington, Kentucky, USA from May 22-25, 2016. Now in its 32nd year, the annual international conference draws nearly 5,000 attendees including experts and industry leaders from more than 60 countries to network and discuss world-changing ideas.

This year's speaker line-up includes Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former Ford CEO Alan Mulally as well as businessman, activist and author, Seth M. Siegel. ONE will also feature a special live performance from Riverdance.

Watch: using sieves to optimise beef finishing diets via Irish Farmers Journal

Richard Dudgeon, Beef Specialist at Alltech, demonstrates the use of dung sieves at the Beef Finishing Masterclass at Lisbeg Farms, Eyrecourt, Co Galway on January 30th, 2016.

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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