USA – Phibro Animal Health Corp., a leading provider of animal health and nutrition solutions, has announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in response to growing domestic and international demand for its Animate nutritional specialty product. 

Animate, a patented anionic mineral supplement designed for prepartum dairy cattle, has garnered significant attention for its potential to reduce the incidence of clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia, ultimately enhancing cow health and milk production.

The expansion of the manufacturing plant underscores Phibro’s commitment to Animate and reflects the substantial growth the product has experienced over the past 12 years. 

Todd Armstrong, Ph.D., Vice President of U.S. Ruminant Business at Phibro, emphasized the company’s dedication to providing Animate — recognized as the premier prepartum product and program — to dairy producers seeking to optimize the health and productivity of their cows.

Larry Miller, Chief Operating Officer of Phibro, highlighted that the expansion not only reaffirms the company’s commitment to the domestic market but also positions Phibro to meet the escalating demand from its expanding international business. 

Our global colleagues continue to demonstrate the positive health benefits of feeding Animate in Phibro’s recommended DCAD (dietary cation-anion difference) program under a variety of feeding strategies. The expansion of our production facility will add the needed production, warehousing, and shipping capacity required to meet the continued growth of Animate, ” Miller noted. 

Animate is recommended for feeding to prepartum dairy cows at least 21 days before calving to optimize calcium metabolism during the critical period before, during, and after calving. This proactive approach helps to mitigate the risk of clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia, which can lead to significant health complications and reduced milk production.

Because of its high palatability, concentrated source of anions, and complete formulation, Animate can be fed as part of a fully acidogenic negative DCAD diet, a program that has been repeatedly demonstrated to help optimize the health and performance of the transition dairy cow,” said Ken Zanzalari, Ph.D. Dipl. ACAN, Animate Product Director, Phibro.

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