Kerry Animal Health & Nutrition and Agrivida Announce New Strategic Partnership

Kerry will immediately begin marketing GRAINZYME® Phytase for poultry use in U.S.A. market

BELOIT, Wis. and WOBURN, Mass.,—November 8, 2018—Kerry Animal Health & Nutrition and Agrivida announce a new strategic partnership, providing Kerry with rights to promote Agrivida’s pioneering GRAINZYME® Phytase technology for poultry use for the U.S.A. market.

Agrivida’s GRAINZYME® Phytase utilizes a groundbreaking innovative process to produce phytase inside corn kernels. By simply replacing a small amount of regular corn with GRAINZYME® Phytase corn, poultry producers can conveniently and easily introduce phytase into the diets of their flocks. With GRAINZYME® Phytase, producers can feed their flocks significantly higher and more optimal doses of phytase, and thereby greatly improve their business profitability.

“The benefits of GRAINZYME® Phytase have been confirmed in multiple university studies that demonstrate significant poultry performance improvements for flocks fed with GRAINZYME® Phytase corn, compared to those fed traditional phytase enzymes. The results also demonstrate significant cost savings per ton of feed when higher doses of phytase were used. We believe GRAINZYME® Phytase is a novel solution for poultry producers because it increases the value of their flocks without the need for additional feed space. And there’s no requirement for special processing as the functional benefits are contained in the corn,” says Michael Lanahan, Ph.D., chief commercial officer at Agrivida.

This partnership between Kerry Animal Health & Nutrition and Agrivida brings together two important companies in the animal feed market. Kerry’s AlphaGal™ brand is the U.S.A. market leader for non-starch polysaccharide enzymes used in poultry feed, where it significantly enhances the value of poultry feed by improving digestibility and lowering the cost of feed by facilitating the use of alternative raw materials.

“At Kerry, we are committed to leading our customers to better products and continuing to innovate with high performance nutrition solutions for the animal feed market. Complementing our AlphaGal™ range and our gut health portfolio, we are excited to bring GRAINZYME® Phytase to market, reflecting our commitment to cutting-edge science and aligned with our strategy to grow our animal feed business,” says Vilson Simon, global vice president of Kerry Animal Health & Nutrition.

According to Dan Meagher, CEO of Agrivida, “Kerry’s strong reputation and customer marketing strength with their AlphaGal™ enzyme range make them an ideal business partner for us. Together, this partnership will bring significant new value propositions to the poultry industry.”


About Kerry Animal Health & Nutrition

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company, offers solutions that nourish lives all over the world. From humble beginnings as an Irish dairy co-operative, Kerry has grown into a large international food industry leader, with offices in 30 countries, 135 manufacturing facilities and an employer to over 25,000 people globally, including over 900 food scientists.  We bring to the table our strong food heritage, coupled with 40 years of experience, global insights and market knowledge, culinary and applications expertise as well as our unique solutions to anticipate and address our customers’ needs. With our dedicated Animal Health and Nutrition division, we are passionate about leading our customers to better through using our food and technologies expertise to improve animal health and nutrition globally.  Our diverse portfolio of enzymes, emulsifiers, proteins and nutraceuticals enhance animal nutrition feed by increasing nutritional value, maximizing efficiencies, replacing antibiotics and supporting sustainability. From function to palatability, Kerry’s Animal Health and Nutrition experts are committed to innovating for success. For more information, visit

About Agrivida

Imagine it. Deliver it. Committed to building a better future for everyone, Agrivida scientists are experts in biochemistry, plant biology, molecular biology, agriculture, and nutrition. Dynamically addressing the needs of both animal nutrition and animal health through its unique technology platform, Agrivida is delivering on its promise of innovative new corn products that offer effective, simple, and convenient solutions more sustainably than ever before. The company’s corn-based feed additive, GRAINZYME® Phytase, is just the first of many products that will benefit producers of poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle, and aquaculture. For more information, visit