Lallemand Animal Nutrition is a Platinum Sponsor of the XVI International Silage Conference to be held in Hämeenlinna, Finland July 2-4, 2012. The conference will bring together scientists and experts from all over the world to present and discuss cutting edge advances in all major areas of silage research. The International Silage Conference has been held every other year since the 1970's. The 2010 conference was held in Madison, WI. According to the conference web site the following speakers are scheduled to be at the XVI conference: Dr. Richard Dewhurst (Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland): Milk production from silage: comparison of grass, legume and maize silages and their mixtures Dr. Frank Driehuis (NIZO food research BV, The Netherlands): Silage and the safety and quality of dairy foods Prof. Pekka Huhtanen (Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, SLU, Sweden): An overview of silage research in Finland: from ensiling innovation to advances in dairy cow feeding Dr. Tom Misselbrook (Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, UK): Opportunities for reducing environmental emissions from dairy farms using silage/conserved forage Prof. Richard E. Muck (USDA, Agricultural Research Service, US Dairy Forage Research Center, Wisconsin, USA): Microbiology of ensiling Dr. Cecilia Müller (Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, SLU, Sweden): Feeding silages to horses Prof. Nigel Scollan (Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK): Silage for growing ruminants Dr. Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen (Department of Biosystems Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark): Silage harvesting systems and technology "As a leader in forage inoculant research and technology, Lallemand is committed to the development of next generation forage inoculants for better feed preservation and hygiene, as well as producer profitability. As a Platinum Sponsor of the XVI conference, Lallemand is pleased to help facilitate the exchange of new ideas and research," said Dr. Bob Charley, Lallemand Forage Products Manager. Lallemand identifies specific bacterial strains for forage inoculants based on stringent efficacy criteria and pioneered the identification and application of Lactobacillus buchneri 40788, the first organism added to the AAFCO list of organisms approved for use in animal feeding in the US. This organism is the only strain reviewed by the FDA to allow the claim "for improved aerobic stability of silage and high moisture corn stored for not less than 60 days." For more information on proper silage management or to request a DVD visit: Lallemand, Inc. is a privately held Canadian company specialized in yeast, bacteria and yeast derivatives, for animal nutrition, baking, winemaking and pharmaceutical industries. Lallemand is the only major supplier of yeast and bacteria that is a primary producer of both, and is a recognized leader in screening for optimized microbial strains for feed, food and ethanol applications. For additional information please visit or call Customer Service at 1800 692 4700. 11.08.2011