Ruminating on the Future of Beef and Dairy Farming at Alltech's Global 500

As the dairy and beef industries evolve, Alltech is continually exploring the latest issues and trends, while providing producers with a clear vision for a profitable and sustainable future. Alltech's fifth annual Global 500, December 4 to 6, 2012, in Lexington, KY., will feature industry experts who will address the changing future of the dairy and beef industries. In 2011, more than 700 beef and dairy producers from 32 countries attended, and the event is expected to attract more than 1000 attendees this year.

"Global 500 has gone from a powerful event to an astounding event," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. "In a few short years we've managed to get some of the industry's most successful producers to attend and get involved in discussions that are paving the way to a future of opportunity and profitability."

Alltech's Geoff Frank speaking during Global 500 in 2011. Alltech's Global 500 for
dairy and beef producers returns to Lexington, KY December 4 through 6, 2012

Producers and industry leaders will have the opportunity to network, discuss and discover new opportunities and challenges for 2013.The program will feature presentations on branding, social media in agriculture and finding new opportunities in challenging times. Dairy producers will explore topics including breakthroughs in nutrition, strategies to manage feed costs, and emerging markets. Beef producers will delve into issues such as the future marketplace, consumer demands, meat quality, greenhouse gasses and feed yard management. In addition to an array of presentations, attendees will be invited to take part in discussion dinners, breakout sessions and a number of farm tours.
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"Through this event, we can explore ways to make farming more profitable and sustainable and share new strategies and technologies to make dairy and beef production more efficient," Lyons said. "This will undoubtedly leave a footprint on the future of farming."

The Global 500 registration fee is $325. The early registration fee is $200 if registered by November 9. The registration fee includes access to all Global 500 sessions, organized functions, luncheons and dinners December 4 through 6. For more information and to register for this dynamic program, visit