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Animal nutrition company Alltech announced the launch of its 2016 Alltech Dairy Career Development Program. Alltech will accept applications from April 15 to May 31, 2016. Successful applicants will begin the Dairy Career Development Program in September 2016.

The company will invest approximately US$1 million in the 2016 Alltech Dairy Career Development Program (DCDP). The programme aims to cultivate future industry leaders who have practical experience, increasing dairy farm profitability through the use of innovative nutritional technologies to improve animal health, welfare and productivity.

Today's graduates are tomorrow's decision makers

In operation since early 2012, the Alltech DCDP values long-term talent development and continues to contribute a stream of dedicated individuals to the organisation. The programme is headed by Dr Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives at Alltech. "Graduates recruited today will make the strategic decisions of tomorrow," said Lyons. "The approach Alltech will be taking is not just to instruct and share knowledge, but to show the graduates the route of experiential learning. The hands-on programme allows graduates with a passion for dairy farming to develop solutions for emerging industry issues and make their stamp on the industry."

Best-in-class dairy production operations

Successful candidates will learn from exposure to best-in-class dairy production operations while working on exciting nutritional dairy innovations. Candidates will also receive in-depth training in Alltech's pioneering dairy nutrition system and will have the opportunity to work directly with some of the most progressive dairies around the world.

"We aim to develop the next generation of dairy nutritionists who are ready to support and develop the global industry," said Neil Keane, commercial director of ruminants at Alltech. "Ongoing challenges, such as weak import demands, excess supplies and the ever-changing climate, continue to shake the dairy industry. This investment by Alltech shows the significant importance of the global dairy industry to us and our belief in the importance of supporting future dairy industry leaders."

Applications from recent graduates with a bachelor's and/or a master's degree in animal science, dairy science, dairy business or veterinary medicine will be accepted from April 15 to May 31, 2016. Successful applicants will begin the Dairy Career Development Program in September 2016. Applicants are invited to apply via http://education.alltech.com/.

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Emmy Koeleman studied Animal Sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She is the editor of Dairy Global and All About Feed.

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