Vi-COR re-launches swine products under PILOT brand

Published on: Sep 26, 2013

Varied Industries Corp. (Vi-COR), a leading manufacturer of refined functional carbohydrates (RFC), has launched PILOT all-natural feed supplement for swine and said the product line represents its innovation in products containing RFC technology.

According to the announcement, the four key features of RFC include: (1) modulating the gut environment as a prebiotic, (2) enhancing the immune system to both prevent and control disease, (3) binding mycotoxins to prevent any negative effects and (4) improving nutrient digestibility.

Vi-COR noted that it has operated with an out-sourced marketing business model in the swine industry for the past five to six years, maintaining a relationship with NUTRIQUEST (a.k.a. VAST) where they marketed products under the trade name Cel-CAN (including Cel-CAN X9 and Cel-MOS). Vi-COR is the developer and manufacturer of these products.

Vi-COR said it is re-branding these products to make a clean break from the past. The new brand name is PILOT. Vi-COR will no longer be marketing products through NUTRIQUEST, but will be marketing directly business-to-business, eliminating the middleman. There will be no interruption in product supply by placing orders directly with Vi-COR.

Vi-COR president Mark Holt is excited about the significant growth of the business. "Earlier this year, Scott Webster, vice president swine division, joined the Vi-COR family to head up this area. Scott brings years of extraordinary swine industry and technical experience to our team. Along with our team of professionals, we are well positioned to not only offer great, consistent quality products, but to also provide the technical expertise expected by our customers."

Webster added, "We will continue to make scientific advances and our customers will share in these continuous product improvements. I look forward to sharing my industry knowledge, understanding the needs of our customers and expanding our business relationships."

Vi-COR has been in the livestock feed industry for more than 50 years. The company conducts business in more than 65 countries and has grown more than 30% annually over the last decade.

More information on PILOT and Vi-COR is at http://www.vi-cor.com or (800) 654-5617.