Creation of the PRIME network for research, development and innovation: For a reduction of drug inputs in livestock

May 2, 2022 press release: INRAE, MIXSCIENCE, PHILEO and OLMIX have had fruitful partnership relationships for several years around topics of mutual interest to improve livestock health. In addition, bilateral framework agreements were signed between INRAE​​and AVRIL, LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL and OLMIX with the aim of consolidating their collaborations in the areas of nutrition, animal health and the environment, with the common objective of developing sustainable agriculture. and economically viable systems.

The PRIME network – For a Reduction of Medicinal Inputs in Livestock – will aim to gather means and resources in research projects, as well as information, during scientific and technical seminars to propose adequate research. It will also make it possible to build a common response to calls for regional, national and European projects. Lasting four years, it will be led by a governance composed of a steering committee and a common operational unit. The network partners’ commitment has already materialized this year with the establishment, with their own resources, of a collaborative project with researchers from UMR BOA and ISP in the Val de Loire center that aims to identify non-invasive digestive health biomarkers to quantify the robustness of broilers and allow the evaluation of nutritional strategies as alternatives to reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry.

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INRAE ​​has five Carnot Institutes, including France Futur Elevage, which promotes research in public/private partnership, guaranteeing scientific excellence in laboratories and a simplified and quick review of research contracts.

Phileo by Lesaffre is the business unit of the LESAFFRE group that aims to improve animal nutrition, health and well-being in a sustainable environment. It is based on R&D and innovation in the field of advanced yeast and bacterial fermentation technologies that are an adequate response to growing demand and increased sustainability requirements. Backed by more than 150 years of research and industrial experience and thanks to a wide range of probiotic and post-biotic strains, Phileo by Lesaffre develops bespoke solutions that take into account the diversity of animal species to meet the complex challenges of ‘breeding’.

MIXED SCIENCE is part of the group APRIL and now has 500 employees in France and abroad. Important player in animal nutrition in France and abroad, the company has a total turnover of 150 million euros and operates in more than 50 countries. Almost 10 million tons of food equivalents are produced each year using MIXSCIENCE techniques. The company develops and markets a range of products made up of premixes, minerals, innovative specialties and biocontrol solutions adapted to different species. Specialized services enrich this offer. MIXSCIENCE is aimed at feed manufacturers, integrators and distributors and, together with them, contributes to the development of an economically efficient livestock, respecting animal welfare and health, preserving the environment and producing high quality feed. health and nutritional quality.

OLMIX is a Group founded in 1995 and structured in two areas: Animal Care, specialized in nutrition and animal health products, and Plant Care, in plant nutrition and health. The company, which employs more than 650 people worldwide, has built its growth on the transformation and recovery of seaweed. Distributed on five continents in more than 100 countries, the solutions based on algae, clays and trace elements of the Animal care division aim to improve environmental hygiene, manage the risk of mycotoxins and strengthen the immunity, digestive well-being and digestive efficiency of animals. The ultimate goal is to make them more resilient to the challenges of creation and to express their full potential for growth. The Group’s turnover exceeded 160 million euros last year, an increase of more than 6% compared to 2020.

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