More than 2 million cattle to be represented by leading global beef and dairy farmers.

“Horsegate” has left the European Union,  thought to have one of the most transparent supply chains in the world, now questioning how this could have happened. Animal health concerns have meant that North America is investigating the use of yet another growth promoter. All the while input costs are rising, making feed efficiency vital for sustainable business, but what does feed efficiency mean in practical terms? In this volatile environment, is transparency even possible? Against this backdrop, how do beef producers improve margins?

These tough questions will be tackled at Alltech’s seventh Global 500, taking place October 1-3 2013, in Dublin, Ireland. More than 2 million cattle will be represented by the leading global farmers who have already registered for this year’s Global 500 event, held outside of the U.S. for the first time.

Globalization is marching on, and it will be businesses with a reliable market that will outlast their competitors in the changing landscape. These markets are opening up now, both domestically with growing demand for functional and traceable foods, and overseas in China and India. Find out where and how to access these markets, along with how to streamline your business and ensure your profitability in the future.

Topics will include:

  • Top Ten Opportunities for a More Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable Future
  • Global Beef Industry Outlook
  • Feeding Your Future Feed Foundation
  • Feeding Your Future Herd Performance
  • Mining Beef Opportunities for Profitability
  • Managing Your Investments
  • Formulating a Plan for Your Future


“It’s not just about supply and demand; it’s about predicting where that demand will be and making sure that we can meet it. The world is opening up to beef and it’s no longer enough to react; proactive production is the only way to keep up with and profit from this changing landscape,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “This year’s Global 500 will cover everything that the progressive beef farmer needs to know in order to stay ahead of the herd – a global overview of the industry, protein sources and applications, mycotoxin management, performance challenges, finisher replacement and sustainability.”

Global 500 offers a unique forum to talk about the challenges faced on-farm, while offering an international perspective. Alltech is well-positioned to draw together a global panel of experts, whose knowledge of the agri-food industry is second-to-none, allowing attendees to emerge from Global 500 fully informed and ready to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Last year’s Global 500 saw more than 700 delegates from 30 countries come to Lexington, Kentucky and this year Alltech hopes to top that as part of The Gathering Ireland – an initiative aimed at showcasing Ireland’s potential to the world through various national events. Early-bird registration is open until the 24th of September 2013.

For event details and online registration, visit Alltech’s website.