Animal nutrition company TechMix, headquartered near Minneapolis, MN, USA, has launched TechMix BioTech in Shanghai, China. In a partnership created with GenTech China, the new jv facilities include a manufacturing plant, offices and sales team.
“China is the largest swine market in the world with more than 650 million hogs produced every year. Chinese producers are looking for more specialty nutrition products for targeted applications – to better manage the stress periods of pigs, as alternatives to medications and antibiotics… and based on proven technology,” said Mike Nelson, the company’s president.
The new business initially includes six proven products from the American company’s swine product portfolio that focus on sows and young pigs. One well-known product of this portfolio is Swine BlueLite, a water-soluble hydration product combining acidified electrolytes and energy sources that maximize hydration.
Other products include Mo’ Milk, Liquitein, Gruel-tein, Baby Pig Restart and N-Take. Product use and administration varies among these products however they each can be used within a targeted intervention protocol developed by TechMix called Timed Even Nutrition.
Timed Event Nutrition
Timed Event Nutrition (T.E.N.) focuses on delivering the right nutritional assistance at the right time such as during periods of stress. This nutritional support gives animals a much better chance of getting through these high-stress events with fewer health and performance complications. Stress events run the gamut from transportation, weaning, out-of-feed or out-of-water events. Keeping animals healthy and performing by managing their health during these events is more cost effective than fighting a disease that may result when unmanaged.
GenTech is a specialised Chinese enterprise comprised of four companies involved in food, feed and related products.