What We Do - The Science of Animal Nutrition and Health​

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.

Dry Cow Management for a Trouble-Free Calving Season

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!

European Pig Farmers Urged to Prepare for Winter

[Dunboyne, Ireland.] – As the chilly temperatures spread across Europe, pig producers are urged to be vigilant with regard to biosecurity during the cold winter months in order to keep disease at bay. Last year in the United States (US) for example, the pig industry saw an immense spike in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases. With the absence of summer heat and dry conditions to keep the virus at bay, the disease spread through farms across 31 states.

Driving Beef Performance this Winter

The welcome increase in beef prices over the last few weeks is leading to more optimism with beef finishers, however, we still have some way to go to meet the price highs of two years ago. On the positive side we have very good value energy prices with barley and maize meal cheaper this year compared to recent years.

Contact Us

Alltech Ireland

Alltech European Headquarters
Summerhill Road
Sarney
Dunboyne
Co. Meath

Phone: 01 8252244
EmailIreland@alltech.com
Fax: 01 8252245

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

Phone: 028 926 81078