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Feedlots: Given my beef background, the visit to feedlots is always a learning experience - both good and bad

Feedlots: Given my beef background, the visit to feedlots is always a learning experience - both good and bad

Feedlots: Given my beef background, the visit to feedlots is always a learning experience - both good and bad

I recently had the pleasure of attending the annual Alltech ONE conference in Lexington, Kentucky.

The state of Kentucky, and particularly the region surrounding the city of Lexington, is synonymous with the equine industry and has strong links with the industry here in Ireland.

The predominance of Kentucky Bluegrass pastures and the tradition of distilling bourbon meant it was a home away from home and the ideal location for the late Dr Pearse Lyons to set up his Alltech global headquarters.


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