IPPE Insights: ADM sees change coming in animal nutrition

With the launch of Empirical NSP enzyme in poultry and across other species, ADM Animal Nutrition is expanding their portfolio into the enzyme feed ingredient market.
calendar icon 25 June 2018
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"There are a lot of new things at ADM Animal Nutrition; we are laying out a new vision for the future as we see animal nutrition changing across the globe," said Andrew Carlson, vice president of ADM Animal Nutrition. "We were climbing into the enzyme realm with our launch of the Empirical NSP (non-starch polysaccharide) enzyme across multiple species and the ability to touch our customers from a formulation, a specialty ingredient and a finished feed across all aspects geographically with destination marketing and the ability to bring value in each component through our transportation and our logistics ability."

Empirical NSP Mixer delivers a multi-enzyme complex that allows greater formulation flexibility to utilize opportunity ingredients containing higher amounts of NSPs. It enables poultry to better utilize the fibrous components of feedstuffs by improving their digestibility and availability. ADM has multiple versions of the enzyme so it can add inclusions to premixes or other feed applications at a low inclusion rate.

"The future includes delivering value across all realms and all species for our customer base," Carlson said. "We have the world's largest logistical network as an agribusiness company. We are working to take our 40 years of experience in enzymes and value-added products that we use across our biorefinery, human platforms and apply those into the animal world, which we know very well, being one of the largest suppliers of corn, soybean meal, wheat - all those macro ingredients that go into all these rations across the world."

From a global perspective, Carlson said ADM understands the past is not the future when it comes to agribusiness and especially in animal production.

"We're ready to meet that challenge by having our plants, our teams and our approaches tailored to those different areas," he said. "We believe we can have a global heft but a regional flexibility to meet our customers where they are and where they need us to meet them in order to find efficiencies and value for them in every aspect of their production."

Carlson said ADM sees eastern Europe and Asia as key global opportunity markets.

"We see those areas globally as growth areas, especially in the range of aquaculture and poultry," he said. "We see demand as the disposable income goes up skyrocketing in those areas. As the efficiencies and genetics catch up, it's our responsibility - this noble endeavor to feed the world - to bring those components that allow for efficiency in all species. As consumption grows, so will production."

Sarah Mikesell


Sarah Mikesell grew up on a five-generation family farming operation in Ohio, USA, where her family still farms. She feels extraordinarily lucky to get to do what she loves - write about livestock and crop agriculture. You can find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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