Belgium headquartered multinational NUTRIAD, manufacturer of specialty feed additives for livestock and aquaculture, announced it engaged into strategic partnerships with leading universities in Brazil: Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Federal University of Goiânia (UFG) and State University of Londrina (UEL). These agreements allow the science based company to evaluate its product portfolio under tropical circumstances, develop new technologies and seek new applications and solutions to the day-to-day challenges across species.
Stated Nutriad CEO Erik Visser: “Testing our feed additive solutions in different geographies and ensuring their efficacy under different climatological circumstances is a strategic focus for Nutriad. Also, these engagements further confirm our commitment to the development of academic talent across the world.”
Current research cover amongst others flavors, organic acids and essential oils for application in swine and poultry. Initial results on trials with our flavor for lactating sows showed a significant increase in consumption and milk production and, consequently, a greater weight of piglets at weaning.
Other planned research will focus on products from Nutriad’s Digestive Performance platform, such as Adimix Precision® and Apex 5®. Specifically, the company will review data on the efficiency of these products to replace anti-biotic growth promoters and impact on weight gain and feed conversion.
According to David Jacob, Nutriad technical manager for South America: “Nutriad continuously seeks to expand its partnerships with other scientific and research institutions with the objective of conducting research into existing and new applications as well as contributing to the development of master and PhD students”.