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Alltech Opens Vietnam’s First Organic Mineral Facility

Cindy Zimmerman

Lai Xuan Sam, Sonadezi; Mark Lyons, Alltech; Duong Tat Thang, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Jonathan Wilson and Keith Gribbins, Alltech Asia Pacific.

Global agricultural leader Alltech opened its newest Bioplex® plant organic mineral production facility in Vietnam this week. The plant is Alltech’s eighth mineral production facility worldwide.

Alltech is one of the world’s largest producers of organic minerals for animal nutrition and the company’s Bioplex® range of minerals offer higher bioavailability to animals than inorganic minerals, are readily absorbed, stored and utilized by the animal, supporting overall health, immune status and reproductive function.

“Our organic mineral program reflects our focus on sustainability in all aspects, from the health of the animal and the nutrition of the meat, milk and eggs produced to the economic well-being of the producer and the impact we have on our planet’s land and water,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “Our investment in enhancing our mineral production in Asia reflects our confidence in the market’s continued growth and our alignment with our customers’ commitment to better nutrition from farm to market.”

Feed production in Vietnam increased nearly 7% in 2021, according to the Alltech Agri-Food Outlook, the company’s annual global feed production survey. Vietnam’s total feed production in 2021 was 18.5 million metric tons, led by the swine sector with 7.84 million metric tons, an increase of nearly 20% over 2020. Aqua feed production increased 40% in 2021 to 6 million metric tons, broiler feed increased 9% to 2.12 million metric tons, layers feed production increased 11.7% to 2 million metric tons and dairy increased 22% to 520,000 metric tons.

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture