Animal health and nutrition company Novus International, has announced in a press release last week the signing of a worldwide agreement with Martek Biosciences Corporation.
The agreement states that Novus will be the exclusive worldwide distributor for Martek’s DHA GoldÂ® in all swine feed and poultry and enrichment applications.
DHA GoldÂ® is an animal feed ingredient consisting of a dried, whole-cell algae product used to provide DHA enrichment for animals. Adding the product to animal feed is a safe and effective way to enrich foods such as meat, eggs and milk.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in their diets.
Novus World Area Director North America, Dan Meagher, stated that the partnership with Martek “provides another opportunity to offer a broad spectrum of products to our clients. Through the utilisation of customised, proprietary blends of Novus products with DHA Gold, our customers will not only enhance the health of their animals, but will also be in a position to offer the end consumers differentiated products”.
Joe Buron, vice president of sales and marketing for Martek, is also very enthusiastic about the opportunity to work together with “an industry leader and innovator like Novus as animal feed and nutrition represent a logical extension of Martek’s core technology”.
Novus International, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA is industry leader in animal nutrition and health. It serves customers in over 80 countries worldwide through its varied product range of feed supplements ALIMETÂ® and MHA Â®, feed preservatives and many other speciality ingredients.
Martek Biosciences Corporation is a leading producer of DHA omega-3 products promoting health and wellness. Based in Columbia, USA, the company has over 500 employees.