New business unit aims to help global animal feed industry meet the net-zero challenge
Volac has launched a new feed additives division as it intensifies its focus on supporting the global animal feed industry meet the net-zero challenge.
Head of animal nutrition marketing and sustainability, Sarah Banks, explained that the company’s goal is to help the international feed industry advance efficiency.
“This new Volac division will provide a platform for new product development, which will focus on improving rumen microbial fermentation, efficient livestock production and reducing emissions – allowing for greater alignment with future industry challenges. Our priority remains firmly focused on providing technical advice, innovative products and added value services that enable the feed industry to improve livestock farming efficiency and sustainability,” Banks said.
Rebecca O’Sullivan has been appointed product manager for feed additives, moving to the division from a technical business management role with Volac in Ireland.
O’Sullivan will report to Banks, taking on responsibility for the marketing and development of Volac’s growing range of feed additives.
“We now provide valuable scientific solutions for mycotoxin risk management, as well as pre- and probiotic yeasts, plus some exciting new products coming to the market, including phytogenics. These products will support good animal health, resilience and productivity in the ruminant and monogastric sectors, ultimately bringing improved profitability and sustainability to the feed industry,” O’Sullivan said.
Technical support for the new feed additives division will be delivered through regional technical business managers. Development of products will be led by the Volac R&D team, utilizing the Volac Technical Hub and laboratories, as well as global connections with academia.
Technical services and data management for the division will be overseen by technical services manager, Rob Furmage, with Dr. Hsueh-Lui Ho appointed as research manager. Global technical management will be led by Michael Woodrow, with the new team reporting to Volac international head of R&D and technical, Sophie Parker-Norman.