Finding the best, scientifically proven solutions


For three decades, Delacon’s vision has been to pioneer a natural way to keep animals healthy and performing with plant-based phytogenic feed additives. What started as a niche has grown into a market of global importance.


Phytogenic feed additives, initially developed in Europe to support animal performance, were an important tool in response to the 2006 EU ban on antibiotic growth promoters. The sub-therapeutic use of human medically important antibiotics for growth performance was eliminated by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2017. Meanwhile, top producers have vowed to eliminate antibiotics from their productions systems to meet consumer-driven market demands for protein raised without antibiotics.


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Match in Nature:


Combining extensive experience and research capabilities to serve U.S. producers

Delacon and Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses, including PMI, are exclusive research and distribution partners in the United States for phytogenic feed additives.

This "Match in Nature" collaboration of two leaders is designed to bring better solutions to producers, faster. The partnership focuses on:

  • Proof of concept through commercial and field trials with phytogenics in U.S.-based diets
  • Exclusive distribution through PMI and Purina Animal Nutrition
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that stand out


Due to the high potential, producers will see more and more feed additives manufacturers entering the market. However, it is not easy to differentiate high quality phytogenic feed additives from other plant-based products.


When selecting high-quality phytogenic feed additives, consider the following points during your decision-making process:


  • Experience matters.

    Be cautious of companies that shallow expertise in developing and testing phytogenic products. 

    Delacon's experience spans three decades. Founded in 1988, Delacon has been the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives for about 30 years and coined the term 'phytogenics'. 


  • Confirm the research and efficacy.

    Ask for and understand the research behind the product. 

    Delacon built its own world-class centre for advanced phytogenic research, the Performing Nature Research Center (PNRC). Moreover, Delacon collaborate with research partners from all over the word to conduct fundamental joint research and global field trials. 

  • Choose true phytogenic products.

    Look for phytogenic feed additives that contain natural, plant-derived extracts with several active substances, rather than single substances produced synthetically. 

    Delacon uses true phytogenics for their greater synergistic effects between different active substances. 

  • Ensure viability of active substances. 

    Phytogenic feed additives should unfold their maximum efficacy where it is needed: in the gastro-intestinal tract of the animal.

    Delacon's patented, heat-resistant microencapsulation process protects active substances from processing and storage conditions. 

  •  Work with your expert team. 

    Your veterinarian and nutritionist are key to making sound decisions in your operation. 

    Delacon works with you and your team to create customized solutions that meet specific animal nutrition goals.
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