AMLAN International, the animal health and nutrition division of Oil-Dri Corporation of America, announced Sept. 24 its intent to open a wholly owned subsidiary in Shenzhen, China, in 2014.
Dan Jaffee, president of Oil-Dri, said, "We have seen positive results and customer growth since we entered the China market 10 years ago. We have been able to provide customers with proven toxin control products in China, where over 50% of the world's pork protein is produced."
Amlan sells disease management solutions that help livestock producers achieve peak performance in their operations. Amlan's line of Calibrin mycotoxin/toxin binders has been available in China since 2011.
Dr. Ron Cravens, vice president of Amlan, said, "We are building a local team of technical, marketing and logistics experts to provide mycotoxin analysis and lead discussions on how producers can reach peak performance in their livestock production facilities. We feel strongly that our experience in providing solutions that manage disease and optimize gut function will positively impact the market by bringing improved results to our customer's businesses."