June 8, 2017


Lallemand continues support of professional development in effort to optimise farm profitability



Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Blanca continue their partnership by providing continual professional development sessions to veterinarians, nutritionists and dairy farm advisers. 


The third Lallemand Forward session, attended by over 50 participants at Blanca in the Pyrénées, focused on improving farm profitability through nutrition and silage management techniques.


Blanca is a unique center located in the Pyrénées, aimed at producing high quality milk in a sustainable manner and conducting research about dairy farming and disseminating the results to the community and industry.


"We are excited to host this stimulating professionalisation programme about dairy cow nutrition, management, and economics, covering also cardinal aspects of silage production, feeding, and management. The Lallemand Forward continued professional development programme has been carefully designed to cover all the basic and scientific aspects to rapidly stem onto practical implementation of concepts with the final aim of eliciting changes at the herd level that will ultimately result in more sustainable and profitable production systems", Alex Bach, of Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentáries (IRTA), said. "The teaching method is typical of Blanca and Lallemand experts, which is highly interactive and the participants leave with practical concepts for implementation".


At a time of great financial challenge for the dairy industry, it is all the more crucial to focus on farm management systems and technologies to ensure farm profitability.


"Lallemand's continued partnership with Blanca and IRTA offers participants a fantastic opportunity to learn in a state-of-the art facility from global experts", Laurent Dussert, global ruminant feed additive category manager of Lallemand Animal Nutrition, commented. "Year after year, we continue to bring cutting-edge programmes to support the continued professional development of dairy farm advisers focused on improving farm profitability. Blanca really offers fantastic opportunities to advance dairy production in a profitable and sustainable way. For example, heard managers from Blanca have designed innovative programmes (nutrition, cow comfort, and feed access) to improve efficiency of milk production. The management of microbial ecosystems for optimal forage, rumen and environment performances is also considered."


The programme is part of Lallemand Forward, a range of service solutions to enhance knowledge and production practices, from industry to farm level. These services involve Lallemand R&D Centers of Excellence, an international Pilot Farms' network, and media such as the recently launch educational website, www.ruminantdigestivesystem.com.


To learn more about Lallemand Forward initiatives, please visit: http://lallemandanimalnutrition.com/en/united-states/services-lallemand-forward/.

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