March 28, 2019


Delacon-Cargill partnership brings phytogenics to China




The strategic partnership between Delacon and Cargill paves the way for the Chinese feed market, with four phytogenic products available to start with.

In 2017 Delacon and Cargill formed a strategic partnership including a minority equity investment from Cargill to deliver enhanced solutions for their customers. The latest development follows Delacon's entry into the Russian market together with Cargill in 2018.


As China is proposing to ban all in-feed antimicrobial growth promoters starting in 2020, phytogenics represent a key solution for antibiotic-free animal nutrition. Through the partnership, Cargill's premix and nutrition business in China and Delacon will deliver enhanced customer solutions for the China market in a sustainable and natural way.


"2018 was still a year of transition and building trust between Delacon and CPN China," says Kevin Wang, Delacon regional sales manager in China. "But for this year we have put together very ambitious sales activities that will make a net difference with the past and will put Delacon as important supplier in phytogenic space in China."


The partnership connects Delacon's experience in phytogenics with Cargill's deep expertise in applied nutrition. "At Cargill and at Delacon, we have a strong commitment to our customers, we are both science-driven innovators and, we deliver high product quality," says John Fering, managing director of Cargill's premix and nutrition business in China.

For now, the following products are available in China:

Fresta® F (for sows and piglets: increases litter size and weight, enhances feed intake, reduces body weight loss of sows after weaning, optimises growth performance in piglets, supports stress tolerance and immune system)

Aromex® ME (for swine: enhances performance in growing-finishing pigs)

Biostrong® 510 (for poultry: depending on application, improves feed conversion, optimises laying performance, supports intestinal integrity, increases fattening performance, reduces greenhouse gas emissions)

Actifor® Boost (for ruminants: improves milk yield in dairy cows and boosts performance of beef cattle and small ruminants)

Five additional products in the poultry and swine categories will follow soon.