Ralco announces that Kevin Touchette has joined the company in the role of senior swine nutritionist. Touchette will focus on serving the technical needs of large-scale swine production systems. Additionally, Touchette will provide technical support to Ralco’s expanding international swine nutrition business.
“Working in the swine industry, I have always held Ralco and their contributions to swine nutrition in high regard,” says Touchette. “I’m excited to join Ralco and the swine technical group as the team builds on the legacy of the swine nutrition program of the last 15 years.”
Touchette brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the swine industry to Ralco working in roles including research and development, product development and formulation. Russell Fent, director of Swine Technical Group, says Touchette’s valuable technical training, strength to implement programs in the field and swine industry knowledge will complement and enhance Ralco’s ability to bring the best solutions forward for producers.
“The unique skill set Dr. Touchette brings to our technical team having worked in innovation, research and application of different technologies is exceptional,” says Fent. “Most recently, through his work at Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America Inc., his expertise and experience in amino acid nutrition and feed grade amino acid use will be a significant addition to our team to support our EnMAX nutrition program.”
Touchette holds a bachelor of science in animal science from Cornell University, and a master of science and doctorate in swine nutrition from University of Missouri-Columbia.
Touchette joins the Ralco swine technical team as part of their continued growth and to further leverage their state-of-the-art research facilities to advance the EnMAX program for the benefit of improving swine producer profitability.
Ralco is a third-generation family-owned multinational company with distribution in more than 20 countries. Ralco is a leading global supplier of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop enhancement technologies that support large segments of the livestock, poultry, aquaculture and crop production industries.