DELACON saves feed expenses with Phytogenic Feed Additives
DELACON announces the official opening of the Performing Nature Research Center, a world-class center for advanced phytogenic research. The facility is a component of DELACONs global R&D program, conducting primary and applied research, and animal feeding trials. The Research Center is a substantial new corporate commitment to meeting the current and future needs of the animal nutrition sector for efficient, safe and cost-effective, phytogenic-based products.
With over 25 years of phytogenic research and product development experience, DELACON is the global leader in phytogenic innovation, knowledge and applications. DELACON is the largest producer and distributor of phytogenic feed additives in the world, active in 32 countries worldwide. On October 19, 2011 DELACON officially opened the Performing Nature Research Center (PNRC) in Czech Republic. The development of this research facility is testament to DELACONs commitment to research, innovation, and technological development. The Research Center was specifically designed and built from the ground up to provide in-house testing and trial capacity for DELACON. It will be used to test innovative phytogenic substances developed in DELACONs R&D programs and to conduct trials of new feed application methodologies with live animals in typical production environments.
Pioneered for the future
The near-term focus of the Research Center is digestion and growth improvement, disease prevention and the reduction of animal and production impacts on the environment. There are challenges for the sector and DELACON's customers: changing regulations, new technologies, evolving animal diseases, complex consumer expectations and the constant concern with the bottom line economics of farming in the 21st century. Markus Dedl, CEO of DELACON, explains: "It is expected that the Research Center will play a key role in identifying ways to improve overall animal performance and welfare, and to reducing undesirable environmental pollutants. The PNRC will significantly speed up the development of a new generation of phytogenic products that will help resolve the challenges of intensive animal production."
Bohumir Simerda and Markus Dedl, CEO of DELACON
The first phase of the facility at the PNRC includes a broiler feedlot, layers, climatic chambers and our unique computer controlled and automated feeding and watering system. During the second phase of development DELACON plans to construct facilities for swine nursing, fattening and breeding. The Research Center will allow DELACON to deliver to our customers the innovative, cost-efficient, and effective phytogenic feed additives that they demand, and that they will need to meet their future challenges.