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New science for a new landscape


As the pork industry across the U.S. and Canada prepares for a new landscape of dramatically evolved rules, expectations and demands impacting how pigs are raised, advances in the science behind a ground-breaking feed additive technology are generating fresh solutions to help producers and their industry transition to the future.
The feed additive option at the forefront of these advances is medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) technology – featured at the 2018 World Pork Expo. MCFA are molecules consisting of 6 to 12 carbon length chains that have shown functional activities beneficial to all phases of swine production and value chain movement.

Latest generation options
Two leading providers of MCFA technology options are U.S.-based PMI and Canada-based Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) Both companies are strategic partners with Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, to help bring the best MCFA products including the latest generation product brands, OutPace and Biotica, to their respective countries.
“The swine industry has entered an important time of evolution that demands new science-based solutions,” says Dr Peter Karnezos, Research Director of PMI. “MCFA technology represents a leading area of innovation that can play a central role in helping to meet today’s challenges, as pork production continues to shift toward a new toolbox for the 21st century. We look forward to sharing the latest information at the World Pork Expo.”
A rising focus for producers and industry is how to optimize intrinsic health and immunity, including via feed additives that can positively support gut wellness and morphology. Research is uncovering new opportunities for functional feed ingredients including their potential to help with strategies to address top challenges. These include supporting animals during common periods of stress such as diet change, movement or other wellness challenges. is fortunate to help tell this story on behalf of PMI and CBS Inc.

PMI, headquartered in Arden Hills, Minnesota, delivers animal feed additives that optimize performance by supporting nutrient utilization, gut health and integrity. Through a comprehensive innovation approach across component verticals, species, and geographies, PMI leverages the most advanced ingredients and technologies to develop products that add value and efficacy for nutritionists, manufacturers, veterinarians, and producers. Learn more at

CBS Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta is an innovation-focused company with global reach that researches, develops and manufactures a wide range of bio-based products used in feed, food and industrial applications. It is a pioneer and leader in enzymes and other bio-based feed technology options, leveraging over 30 years of research and development. Learn more at

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