In the United Kingdom, Dairy Crest and Danisco Animal Nutrition entered into a research and product development partnership to trial Dairy Crest’s galacto-oligosaccharide in poultry and swine feed. The trial results may lead to a potential GOS distribution and sale arrangement for animal feed applications by DuPont.
Dairy Crest has been producing GOS, a prebiotic used in infant formula, at its Davidstow plant since March. GOS works by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut to help animal development and academic research trials on chicken and pig growth have been positive.
Mark Allen, Dairy Crest’s CEO said, “This marks an important step in the development of GOS for uses beyond infant formula. I believe the potential opportunities for GOS in the animal feed market are exciting. I am therefore delighted to be working with DuPont, a company which has enormous experience in developing innovative products for animal feed.”