THAILAND – International animal nutrition powerhouse Alltech has partnered with Thailand’s Dairy Farming Promotion Organization (DPO) to develop a blueprint for the future of dairy farming that incorporates cutting-edge nutritional practices.
Dr Mark Lyons, CEO of Alltech, Jonathan Forrest Wilson, president of Alltech Asia Pacific, and Peera Chairut, assistant director of DPO, signed a memorandum of cooperation on March 9 at VIV Asia.
For over 25 years Alltech has been operating in Thailand, during which it has built extensive relationships within the industry and successfully applied its worldwide resources and expertise to provide tailored solutions to the country’s farmers and producers.
The partnership will help Thailand boost its dairy and beef cattle output sustainably by drawing on global expertise and technologies.
“It is a great pleasure to deepen our partnership with the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) in the spirit of Alltech’s purpose of Working Together for a Planet of Plenty,” said Dr Lyons.
“Working with DPO, we can apply our global resources and insights to the Thai market, so the future of dairy farming will deliver high-quality nutrition for the people of Thailand while enabling the country’s farming sector and land to thrive.”
The partnership is an effort to improve the Thai dairy industry in terms of productivity, milk quality, animal welfare, and financial gain.
Together, Alltech and DPO will help farmers improve dairy cow performance and milk quality and quantity by increasing their understanding of and adoption of sustainable dairy and beef cattle production technologies, services, and management practices.
“Today’s global consumer trends are increasingly moving toward sustainability. This is the first step toward achieving our shared vision.”Chairut, assistant director of DPO, said.
“Under this MoU, DPO and Alltech have agreed to work together to develop knowledge on dairy and beef cattle production by focusing on nutrition and management, and to support the dairy farming business in terms of nutritional and management strategies to solve dairy production problems and improve productivity in Thailand,” he added.
Establishing guidelines and procedures to meet project objectives; managing ruminant nutrition to address production issues and promote better efficiency and product quality; are all areas that have fallen under the umbrella of the collaboration outlined in the MOU.
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