Alltech announced this week it has acquired a majority interest in Agolin, a Swiss company founded in 2006 to develop and produce plant-based nutrition solutions that improve herd performance, profitability and sustainability. Pictured L-R: Michael Roe, commercial director of Agolin; Kurt Schaller, managing director of Agolin; Beatrice Zweifel, technical director of Agolin; and Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech.
“Agolin’s essential oil blends are a complement to Alltech’s proven nutritional technologies, such as Yea-Sacc® and Optigen®,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech’s president and CEO. “Governments, consumer brands and retailers are making important commitments to reduce their environmental impact. These commitments rely upon farmers and ranchers, and we are dedicated to supporting them with the best available nutritional technologies to achieve more milk and meat while reducing their environmental footprint.”
Lyons says they will also be exploring opportunities to develop new technologies that bring together the best of Alltech’s proven nutrition and Agolin’s essential oil blends. Agolin has a presence in Europe, Asia and North America. Alltech’s majority interest in the company will expand the availability of Agolin to additional markets.
Interview with Mark Lyons to learn more about this partnership.Interview with Dr. Mark Lyons (6:00)