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Harper Adams forms research alliance with Alltech

Posted 14 March 2013

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 Alltech’s.

Present at the signing were, back row, left to right, Patrick Charlton, Vice-President of Alltech, Anna Macpherson, Alltech Livestock Science Scholarship student from Harper Adams University, Dr Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech’s Solutions Deployment Team Manager, and Graham Smith, Alltech UK’s Technical Sales Manager. Front row, left to right, Professor Liam Sinclair, Professor of Animal Science at Harper Adams University, Dr Karl Dawson, Alltech’s Chief Scientific Officer, and Professor Peter Mills, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University.

Animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, has signed a three-year research alliance with Harper Adams University.

The alliance will see a steering committee, including staff members from Harper Adams, work together with three Alltech staff on research partnerships.

Alltech has successfully collaborated with a number of top academic institutions in the past, through 12 research alliances across the globe, in order to find sustainable solutions to the key issues facing the agricultural industry.

This alliance, which was signed on Tuesday, represents one of three European connections and will advance the interest of all parties involved through educating the next generation of scientists.

Professor Peter Mills, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University, said: “Harper Adams University is delighted that a formal alliance has been put in place with Alltech and has 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.”

Dr Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech’s Solutions Deployment Team Manager, said: “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 Alltech’s.

“The 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.

Dr Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer at Alltech, said: “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 revolutionise 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.”

Alltech is a global leader in the animal health and nutrition industry and among the top 10 animal health companies in the world, focusing on natural scientific solutions to today’s biggest agriculture and food industry challenges.

With its headquarters in Kentucky, USA, and its European headquarters in Ireland, Alltech has offices and distributors in 128 countries, four bioscience centres, and 31 manufacturing facilities located around the world.

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