MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Cargill’s animal nutrition business introduced on Sept. 2, PROMOTE Biacid Nucleus in China for poultry producers seeking better gut health and performance from their chickens. Part of the PROMOTE range of additives offered through the Provimi brand, Biacid Nucleus is an extension of the Biacid product line, which was designed to promote robust feed efficiency in poultry through improved gut functionality.

Biacid Nucleus is a proprietary mixture of seven selected essential oil compounds proven to be beneficial for poultry gut health. The product continues to be used by producers looking for consistent response and improved performance while reducing or removing antibiotic growth promoters, Cargill said.
“The development of a healthy digestive system is essential to ensuring optimum bird performance,” said Stéphanie Ladirat, global technology lead for gut health additives in Cargill’s animal nutrition business. “Biacid Nucleus works by stimulating the chickens’ digestive functions and by supporting the gut microbiota balance. Ultimately, this provides better body weight gain and an improved feed conversation rate.”

“Customers in China clearly understand the benefits of including Biacid Nucleus in their birds’ diets – it’s been available in the market for only three months and we’ve already seen a strong demand and sales volume,” said Ladriat.

The Biacid product line, including Biacid Nucleus, is currently available in China and more than 40 countries in Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central America. The product will launch in India this month.