BALCHEM Corp. announced an expanded alliance with Verus Animal Nutrition in which Verus, previously responsible for supporting customers in western Canada, will now service customers throughout Canada.
"Balchem's strategy is to look for strong, local partners to provide a high level of service for their rapidly growing lines of precision release nutrients and chelated minerals," Jonathan Griffin, global director of Balchem's ruminant business, said. "Verus Animal Nutrition's focus on products that provide true value to their customers fits well. This expanded alliance will give the feed industry across Canada better access to Balchem's research, technical support and advanced product technologies."
Real science grant
Meanwhile, Balchem recently announced the recipient of its "Real Science Initiative" research grant. The successful proposal was submitted by Drs. Heather White and Dale Schoeller from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Their research project will investigate methyl metabolism in the bovine liver and will seek to discover pioneering knowledge of the effects methyl compounds have on hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism, Balchem said.
"The Real Science Initiative received many innovative proposals from respected animal nutrition researchers around the world," noted Dr. Michael de Veth, commercial development manager with Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health.
Balchem has a long history of directing and supporting both university and on-farm research initiatives and is concentrating on the areas of animal nutrition and health to improve overall animal performance and well-being, the announcement said.
Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health is a global leader in choline, microencapsulation and chelated mineral technology.