Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition has entered into a partnership with Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, effective January 1, 2023. Evonik plans to launch a first product from the partnership – a phytogenic solution developed by Dr. Eckel – in Europe in the first quarter of 2023.
Phytogenics are plant-based feed ingredients which play an important role in sustainable solutions for livestock farming. Dr. Eckel is one of the most experienced and innovative suppliers in the field of phytogenics. The value-orientated family business is one of the world’s foremost companies in the sector with a specific focus on animal welfare, developing products that make animal nutrition more resource-efficient, climate-friendly and healthy.
“As a dynamic company with a high pace in product development, we are able to create innovations in a comparatively short period of time,” says Dr. Antje Eckel, founder of Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition. “With a strong partner like Evonik, we can allow selected products to access a much wider market in a short time. We are therefore very happy that together with Evonik we can open up new target groups and customers.”
Evonik Gut Health Solutions focus primarily on stabilizing the gut health of animals through probiotics such as Ecobiol®, Fecinor®, and GutCare®. The partnership with Dr. Eckel will allow Evonik to address further animal health issues with selected products that expand Evonik’s portfolio.
“It often needs complex solutions to maintain health and productivity in the barn without antibiotics,” says Gaetano Blanda, head of the Animal Nutrition business line at Evonik. “In combination with our existing Gut Health Solutions, phytogenics will help farmers achieve this goal.”