Cargill, Purac collaborate on bio-based feed ingredient

Published on: Jun 13, 2013

Cargill's Animal Nutrition business and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, announced their collaboration in the development and commercialization of bio-based animal feed solutions.

These solutions promote stronger growth and better feed conversion in suboptimal conditions in poultry production while at the same time have the potential to significantly reduce the usage of antibiotics, the announcement said, adding that the collaboration's first commercial product, Aloapur, will reach the market in July.

Under the collaboration, Purac, world market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, is focusing on technology development and production of Aloapur, while Cargill Animal Nutrition's Provimi business, a leading global premix, specialties and feed additives supplier, is focused on application development and commercialization of the product.

Aloapur, a bio-based animal feed solution for the improvement of the general health of animals, has been developed and patented by Purac. It is based on lactylates and has been developed for the first time in animal nutrition and has demonstrated to significantly improve growth and feed conversion in poultry and turkey production in particular in suboptimal conditions.

Commercial production will start in July in a newly built production facility at the Purac site in Gorinchem, the Netherlands.