Founded in 1980 by Irish biochemist and entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.

Headquartered in Kentucky, Alltech trades in 128 countries worldwide and has more than 4,700 employees. We have 77 production facilities strategically positioned across the globe and three bioscience centers, dedicated to research and education, two located in the USA and one in Ireland.

Alltech is the only privately held and family-owned business among the top five animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, allowing us to stay focused on customer needs, innovation and long-term objectives.

A digital farming future

David Hunt, CEO and co-founder of Cainthus, explores the digital path to sustainable agriculture.
The following is an edited transcript of our interview with David Hunt, CEO and co-founder of Cainthus. Cainthus is a machine-vision company specializing in health analytics for crop and livestock.
 Tell us a little bit about why digitizing agriculture is important and what the potential is.

Mycotoxins: A major worry for organic poultry

According to a survey conducted in 2014 by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, sales of U.S. organic products have increased 72 percent since 2008. Demand for organic and non-GMO broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs is also strong and is expected to double in the next decade.
If you have read any of Alltech’s other blog posts on mycotoxins, you know the many hazardous effects mycotoxins may have on livestock animals. In poultry production alone, mycotoxins have been linked to mouth lesions, yellow livers, gizzard erosions and poor gut integrity.

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

THE PEARSE LYONS ACCELERATOR from Alltech aims to establish a launch pad for food and ag-tech industry disruptors. We are seeking those one-in-a-million thinkers who can make their idea a reality within the food and ag-tech industry. Thanks to Alltech’s global industry network and our proven track record in research and development, we can help elevate your business to the next level. If you have a proven technology or service that is ready for market, we would like to talk to you.

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Alltech Biotechnology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
No. 6, Jalan Pemberita U1/49,
Temasya Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia 


+603 5569 8000


+603 5569 8010

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