Alltech and the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) have agreed to collaborate to create a model for nutrition innovation and sustainable dairy farming.
A signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding was held March 9 at the VIV Asia trade show in Bangkok, Thailand, with Dr. Mark Lyons, president and chief executive officer of Alltech, Jonathan Forrest Wilson, president of Alltech Asia Pacific, and Peera Chairut, assistant director of DPO.
With a presence in Thailand for over 25 years, Alltech has established deep connections within the industry, utilising global resources and experience to deliver localised solutions to farmers and producers. The collaboration will leverage global expertise and technologies to sustainably expand and develop dairy and beef cattle production in Thailand.
"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 collaboration aims to enhance production efficiency, milk quality, animal welfare and economic benefits in Thailand's dairy industry. Alltech and DPO will work together to assist farmers in developing appropriate knowledge and utilising relevant technologies, services and management practices for sustainable dairy and beef cattle production, which will improve the performance of dairy cows and the quality and quantity of milk they produce.
"Today's global consumer trends are increasingly moving toward sustainability," said Chairut. "This is the first step toward achieving our shared vision. Under this memorandum of understanding (MOU), DPO and Alltech have agreed to work together to develop knowledge on dairy and beef cattle production by focusing on nutrition and management, as well as support the dairy farming business in terms of nutritional and management strategies to solve dairy production problems and improve productivity in Thailand."
The MOU outlines the scope of collaboration, including the development of management and nutrition strategies to solve challenges and improve production efficiency, the establishment of guidelines and procedures to meet project objectives, and the management of ruminant nutrition to solve production issues and promote better efficiency and quality of products.
Alltech is committed to providing smarter, more sustainable solutions to farmers around the world, improving plant and animal health and providing better nutrition for human beings.
The company's purpose of "Working Together" for a Planet of Plenty™ invites everyone to work toward achieving sustainable food production through science, innovation and cooperation, unleashing agriculture's potential to positively impact the future of the planet.
The Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand is a Thai state enterprise under the oversight of the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. It is best known as the manufacturer of the Thai-Denmark brand of dairy products and is committed to promoting dairy farming and creating knowledge of dairy industry affairs in Thailand.
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