September 29, 2020
Avivagen receives 10-tonne purchase order for OxC-beta Livestock
Avivagen Inc. has announced that it has received a new purchase order for OxC-beta Livestock from Industrias Melder in Mexico.
The order was made through Avivagen's Mexican consultant Meyenberg International Group. OxC-beta Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds, according to Avivagen.
Following its initial two-tonne purchase order in May, Industrias Melder has delivered a purchase order for two tonnes of OxC-beta Livestock every two months commencing in December 2020 and continuing for 10 months for a total amount of 10 tonnes.
"We are very pleased to continue to grow our mutually-beneficial relationship with Industrias Melder in Mexico," said Kym Anthony, CEO of Avivigaen Inc. "As our largest North American client, Industrias Melder has seen first-hand the benefits that OxC-beta Livestock can provide, and this substantial commitment is further evidence of the value of the technology in promoting improved immune-system performance in livestock. The company's application of OxC-beta to its commercial dairy production is further evidence of the new value streams in which the technology can be applied with great impact."
Industrias Melder will be utilising OxC-beta Livestock with its dairy, swine and poultry customers.
This purchase order further illustrates the significance of the two positive trials of the use of OxC-beta Livestock in commercial dairy production conducted earlier this year by a Mexican dairy farm which is a customer of Industrias Melder. The tests evaluated OxC-beta for its ability to improve animal health, productivity and milk quality.
Avivagen highlighted that a Fortune 100 global dairy processor -- which purchases the farm's milk -- recognised the farm with three separate financial awards for the improvements in milk yield, quality and reduced bacterial levels achieved during the test.
With annual feed sales of more than 36 million tonnes, Mexico represents a fast-growing market for feed production, Avivagen said.