KENNESAW, GEORGIA, U.S. — Evonik announced it will begin working with Perdue AgriBusiness to market its probiotic GutCare, which supports a more balanced intestinal microbial population in the gut of poultry species and other monogastric animals.

 Perdue AgriBusiness sources, merchandises and processes agricultural commodities. It also offers a diverse portfolio of products, including grains, oilseeds, soybean meal, blended feed ingredients and top-quality seed oils for food and other uses.

 The agreement for the U.S. market starts a close technical cooperation between the two companies, and commercial activities are expected to begin immediately.

“This cooperative relationship will allow us to leverage the expertise of both companies to bring higher value offerings to our customers,” said Ken O’Halloran, vice-president of North America, Evonik.

 George Betton, vice-president, Perdue AgriBusiness, added, “Our goal is to help customers prosper with flexible, forward-thinking solutions for agriculture-based products. We are excited to be working with Evonik to provide the best solutions for our customers.”