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Alltech, a global leader in agriculture and animal nutrition, is pleased to announce that the company will serve as the primary importer and distributor of Agolin® products in the United States and Canada beginning May 1, 2024. Agolin’s high-quality essential oil blends are scientifically proven to optimize feed intake and performance, including improved milk and meat production, for both ruminant and non-ruminant animals.

“We are dedicated to supporting producers with the best available nutritional technologies to achieve more milk and meat while reducing their environmental footprint,” said Martha Baker, Alltech lead for Agolin.

Agolin® Ruminant was the first feed additive certified by The Carbon Trust for methane reduction in ruminants (2018). Today, Agolin Ruminant is included in the diets of more than 2 million dairy cows worldwide, and leading carbon methodology owners Verra and Gold Standard recognize it in their international climate protection project registries. Concord Agriculture Partners has also chosen Agolin Ruminant to create a new carbon inset project, which guarantees that participating dairy producers will receive an industry-leading 85% of the gross value of the carbon asset.

Dairy producers are already reaping the rewards of using Agolin products in their nutrition programs. In December 2023, U.S. dairy farmers who used Agolin Ruminant to create verified emissions reductions were awarded nearly $3 million in carbon-asset payments, in addition to the benefits of improved feed efficiency and an increase in fat and protein yield.

Feedworks USA introduced Agolin products to the North American market and has led the adoption and growth of these landmark nutritional technologies. In 2022, the company introduced the first enteric carbon project using Agolin in the U.S., not only reducing the carbon footprint of those dairies but providing a significant additional income to those farms. The Feedworks team will continue to support and distribute Agolin in partnership with Alltech.

“We are all excited to have Alltech partner with us in continuing to grow the market for these exciting products,” said Peter Williams, one of the partners with Feedworks USA. “Agolin ruminant products, in particular, are heavily researched and show productivity and efficiency benefits to U.S. dairies worth more than $10 per $1 cost. In addition, farmers can cover most of the cost with carbon credits. At present, well over half a million dairy cows are being fed Agolin Ruminant in the U.S., and this number is set to continue to grow rapidly.”

“Feedworks is a valued partner to us, having established the Agolin business and distribution in the U.S. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them, as we expand access to Agolin for U.S. producers,” said Baker.

Alltech acquired a majority interest in Agolin SA in May 2023. Founded in Switzerland in 2006, Agolin has developed and produced plant-based nutrition solutions that have been scientifically proven to improve herd performance, profitability and sustainability. Alltech plans to begin producing Agolin in its U.S. manufacturing facilities by mid-2025.