Nutriad touts AGP alternatives in Indonesia

With the Indonesian government moving quickly to restrict antibiotic growth promoters in livestock feed, Nutriad showcased its program for responsible use of antibiotics and

efficient mycotoxin management at Indo Livestock 2017.

Dr Glenn Alfred S. Ferriol,

Glenn Alfred S. Ferriol, area manager for Indonesia, Malaysia & the Philippines, said the industry is keen to discuss alternatives to AGPs.

“It’s becoming more exciting for Nutriad as there has been overwhelming interest from the farmers, feed mills and integrators to know more about Nutriad’s alternatives to antibiotics,” he said.

Two years ago, Nutriad launched its target-release precisely delivered butyrate, called ADIMIX Precision®, in Indonesia, which gave farmers an effective and consistent alternative to AGPs along with extra benefits for food safety programs, specifically against salmonella.

The product has also been demonstrated to be effective in helping pigs recover quickly from the negative effect of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), he added.

Nutriad also showcased its complete range of mycotoxin deactivators and supporting services. With strong local distributor contacts, Nutriad can reach the Indonesian market with proven solutions which include a mycotoxin rapid test system and mobile app MYCOMAN®.

BK Chew, APAC director, noted that Indonesia has enjoyed 300% growth in feed production over the last 15 years.

“This growth is staggering and at Nutriad, we have continuously invested in Indonesia over the years in manpower and distribution,” he said.

“With the implementation of the strict regulation in AGP use by end of the year, Nutriad is well-positioned to work alongside producers to define solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.”