Nutreco, the Dutch multinational feed manufacturer, has completed its acquisition of the US feed trace mineral maker Micronutrients (ATN December 11th), following regulatory approval.
Micronutrients supplies its IntelliBond branded hydroxy-based trace minerals across the world. Nutreco says the deal will strengthen the Selko feed additives product portfolio supplied by its Trouw Nutrition business, with Trouw Nutrition becoming a global leader in the specific feed additive segment of hydroxy trace minerals. Micronutrients’ premix, organic trace minerals and betain products will also strengthen Trouw Nutrition’s global premix business, it adds. The Selko range is presently focused on Salmonella control, feed safety and gut health for antibiotic-free production systems.
Bruce Crutcher, currently head of Trouw Nutrition USA, becomes general manager of Micronutrients, succeeding Pat James in the role. Mr James is retiring, but will stay on in an internal advisory capacity to support Micronutrients’ further growth.