Alltech and Harper Adams University Form Strategic Alliance

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] ­ Animal health and nutrition leader Alltech is proud to announce the signing of a research alliance with Harper Adams University, United Kingdom, on March 12. The alliance will span three years and will oversee the steering committee, comprising staff members from Harper Adams and three Alltech staff on research partnerships.

(pictured left to right) Signing the Alltech ­ Harper Adams University research alliance are (back row) Patrick Charlton, vice president Alltech; Anna Macpherson, Alltech Livestock Science Scholarship student from Harper Adams University; Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech solutions deployment team manager; Graeme Smith, Alltech UK business manager; (front row) Professor Liam Sinclair of Harper Adams University; Dr. Karl Dawson, chief scientific officer, Alltech, and Prof. Peter Mills of Harper Adams University.

"We are really excited to work with Harper Adams University. They are a well-established institution with a long tradition of working in the rural sector, and their vision for the future is an excellent fit with Alltech¹s," said Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech¹s solutions deployment team manager. "This research alliance will help Alltech to bring further solutions to our markets and to solve real problems, benefitting society and the agriculture and food industries."

Alltech has successfully collaborated with a number of top academic institutions in the past, including 12 research alliances across the globe, in order to find sustainable solutions to the key issues facing the agricultural industry. This alliance represents one of three European connections and will advance the interest of all parties involved through educating the next generation of scientists.

"Europe as a region is one of the fastest to adopt new technologies and one of the best in terms of investment in agriculture. Harper Adams University is an ideal partner for Alltech in our mission to revolutionize the agriculture industry, through novel technologies, working in synergy with the animal, while remaining safe and traceable for the consumer, without harming the environment. We are very excited to see where this research alliance will take us," said Dr. Karl Dawson, chief scientific officer at Alltech.

"Harper Adams University are delighted that a formal alliance has been put in place with Alltech and have every confidence that it will be beneficial to both parties. It really is an excellent model of how universities and industry should be working together for the benefit of agriculture," said Professor Peter Mills, deputy vice-chancellor of Harper Adams University.

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