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Dr Lucy Waldron was the night’s first presenter.
Alltech mineral management global director Steve Elliott presented on the night.
The evening’s final presenter was Alltech poultry technical manager John Cooper.
Steve Elliott, John Cooper, the author and Dr Lucy Waldron.
Alltech Lienert roundtable dinner focusing on poultry nutrition and performance
Page 8 – National Poultry Newspaper, March 2019
POULTRY industry leader Alltech Lienert Australia capped off the 2019 Australian Poul- try Science Symposium with a dinner function dedicated to discussing poultry nutrition and performance.
Guests gathered at Syd- ney’s Dolton House for a roundtable dinner featur- ing talks from three of the industry’s finest.
Dr Lucy Waldron from LWT Animal Nutrition kicked the night off with her discussion on ‘The de- velopment of technology diets: Trial results’.
Lucy has worked in the animal feed industry since 1995 and has run her own nutrition research catering for larger species (horses
and calves) since 2006. During her talk on tech- nology diets, Lucy ad- dressed the issue of inor- ganic minerals and chal- lenges of pollution and excretion, as well as the success of mineral trials
in Canada.
Lucy’s focus on the his-
tory of mineral use in feed highlighted the major changes seen within the industry since the 1950s.
As the second speaker for the night, Alltech min- eral division global direc- tor Steve Elliott discussed ‘Trace minerals: Essential nutrients for optimal per- formance’.
Steve has travelled all over the world speaking about the benefits of trace mineral nutrition and its
impact on health and im- munity.
During his talk, Steve en- couraged industry to con- sider using more organic forms of trace minerals as well as considering which types are used to maxim- ise biologically relevant absorption and minimise negative interactions.
Wrapping up the night as the final speaker, Alltech UK and Ireland poultry technical manag- er John Cooper took the floor to discuss ‘Practical experience and observa- tions of breeders, broilers and layers’.
John has spent 23 years working with poultry and the past five within the Alltech team.
John was also recently
awarded as poultry sup- ply chain champion at the British Poultry Awards, in recognition of his out- standing contribution to the industry.
John discussed the impor- tance of gut health as well as his success using egg strength readers to measure and collect strength data and egg weights.
During his address, John mentioned the benefits of microfloral rehabilitation to restore normal gut func- tion and effective ways to phase out antibiotics.
John’s work with Alltech has led to vast improve- ments in approaching gut health management and rehabilitating the intesti- nal microbiota.
Gabi McCaig

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